Like many of you, I am incredibly excited that the statewide restrictions have been lifted. However, it is important to remember that while these statewide restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 has not completely gone away. Governor Parson and other local officials are still promoting caution as we move back to normal patterns that existed pre-Covid-19.
With that in mind, after discussions with the Leadership of Southridge Baptist Church, we feel that it is wise to take a slow and cautious approach to fully resuming ministry patterns at Southridge.
Practically, this means that for the remainder of the month of June we will follow the same protocol we have followed since we began gathering in early May. Seating will be the same, portions of our building will be closed off, there will be no nursery or children’s church, along with the other precautions we have taken.
As we move into July, August, and September different ministries will begin to resume, such as Sunday school, nursery, and children’s church. However, the details on how exactly that will happen, and in what order that will happen has yet to be decided. As the procedure and process gets ironed out, we will be sure to communicate with you all clearly and quickly.
We would also like to remind you to be cautious as you attend church at Southridge. Even as we take steps to resume normal ministry patterns please remember the following:
Wash hands regularly and properly
Be extra mindful of personal space. Some of your Christian brothers and sisters may still wish to keep 6 feet away from you
If you, or someone in your home is sick, please stay home.
Personally, I am incredibly thankful for you Southridge. You have navigated these times with grace, patience, and love. You have made leading in this season a joy! God has been incredibly good to our church. He is constantly treating us far better than we deserve.
If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself, another pastor, a member of the Leadership Council, or a deacon.