Southridge Baptist Church,

I hope this letter finds you well. As many of you know, Covid-19 and other viruses seem to be incredibly prevalent in and around Jefferson City and in and around our church family. Taking into account these circumstances, we would like to notify you of some minor changes for worship services at Southridge the next 2 weeks.

  1. There will be no Children’s Church or Nursery on Sunday, January 23 and Sunday, January 30. The reason being is that many who serve in that area are currently experiencing sickness that will keep them out of serving. Also, those classrooms tend to be places where germs can spread more easily. Though classrooms are closed, children are welcomed and encouraged to join in our worship services.
  2. We will be further postponing the Special Called Business meeting to install Jason Rivera as a Deacon at Southridge. We have rescheduled that special called business meeting for Sunday, February 6 immediately following service. It is our hope that by postponing the business meeting, more members can attend once this wave of sickness has passed.
  3. We encourage you to return to some old patterns that existed toward the beginning of the pandemic for the next 2 weeks given the high-level of sickness present within our church and community. We encourage you to be mindful of social distancing upon entering and exiting the building, and we encourage you to sit socially distanced when you are able. Masks are not required, but please feel free to wear one if you would like. Also, we will be closing off half of our building, so please enter and exit only through the gym or the office door.

Thank you church for being so flexible. My hope and prayer is that this wave of sickness will soon pass by and our times of gathering together will be less affected. As always, we ask that you please stay home if you have the slightest inclination that you are sick. This is a way that we can show love to one another.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself, one of the other pastors, or a deacon.

In Christ,

Taylor Whitmore and the Pastors of Southridge

January 21, 2022