COVID-19 UPDATE (March 16, 2020 4:00pm)
Responding to the challenge of COVID-19 with exciting news and ministry opportunities. This communication will be updated each day between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
These are serious and exciting times for a believer in Jesus Christ. The early Church spread throughout the world due to their faithful response and ministry during times of plague and persecution. As we respond to this challenge, I have no doubt that our faithful South Main family will endure and even thrive as we continue to grow in Christ and minister to our friends and community.
Our commitment is to communicate with you each day by 4:00 PM with updated news. This will be by email and social media. For our members without Internet of Facebook we will employ live and automatic telephone calls with important information. The info will be very general, but with links to our South Main and other websites for more detailed information. (www.southmain.church)
Sunday Schedule. “Public” worship at South Main is cancelled through March 31. You can still “attend” worship virtually by streaming (www.southmain.church), or by listening on radio (Sunny 103.5 FM). By tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17) you will be given a detailed list of times and channels for our streaming and radio options. Try it…you will like it!
Sunday School. “Public” Sunday School small group meetings have been cancelled through March 31. In subsequent communications, (we hope by Wednesday, March 18), you will be sent some exciting options on how you can participate in Sunday School from home.
Sunday Evening Activities. Like Sunday morning and Sunday School, all Sunday evening activities at South Main have been postponed through March 31.
Wednesday Evening Activities. All Wednesday activities at South Main are cancelled, but stay tuned for some exciting ways we are planning to still share prayer requests, and prayer activities through emails, phone chains, etc.
Learning Express Preschool. Our Learning Express preschool, following the advice of our governor and public-school system will be closed through March 31. Please contact Learning Express if you need any other details of if they can be of service to you in any way. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (864) 228-1843
Office Schedule. Our office schedule is currently unchanged. We are still open during our regular posted hours. Please contact us if we can ever be of service to you in any way. Email us at email@example.com or call us at (864) 229-4377.
MINISTRY NEEDS IN OUR CHURCH
We are organizing most of our church ministry needs through our Sunday School small groups. Our Deacons and Staff are also at the ready to help with any spiritual or practical needs that may arise.
If you know of any ministry needs please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (864) 223-4377.
MINISTRY NEEDS IN OUR COMMUNITY
We are working with community, medical, and governmental leaders to help with any community needs that may arise. You will be hearing about some of these as our plans develop.
PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH
In tomorrow’s communication you will receive some additional important information. Until then, please continue to be safe and healthy
Remember to use social distancing. Instead of shaking hands use other ways to greet like elbow bumps, smiling, waving, verbal greeting, etc.
Next, please be sure to wash your hands well and frequently and avoid touching surfaces that may be contaminated by someone who is infected.
Also, if you have any flu-type symptoms (especially if accompanied by fever), contact your preferred health provider.
More information is available at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or contact your local doctor or department of health.
Last and most important, remember that the Lord is in charge of this, and every, situation we confront. I have no doubt that He will lead us through this time.