Join us this Sunday!

Dear SCBC family and friends,

Right out of the gate I want to tell you how grateful I am for you.  I know that this is a difficult season and you have shown so much grace and flexibility as our “normal” has been flipped on its head.  I have heard some incredible testimonies of how many of you have gone out of your way to continue to connect with one another.  You have been on the phone, on the internet, and even out-and-about seeking ways that you can connect and serve each other and our community.  

I want to give a few updates and suggestions about how you can stay connected:

  1. I would encourage you to utilize the technology at your disposal to stay connected with one another.  Last Sunday, one of our classes chose to utilize the Zoom platform to hold Sunday School in a virtual meeting space.  This is a simple tool that you can use to hold Sunday School classes, small groups, and prayer gatherings.  I utilized the tool to host and record a conversation with two area pastors this week that is posted on our YouTube Channel.  I would encourage you to check it out.
  2. If you have not set up an account with our online directory, now is the time to do so.  The platform that we use to track attendance, giving, and member information is called Breeze.  Through this website, you will be able to see and update your personal contact information, set up online giving and view your giving history, and access our online directory to be able to contact others.  Head to this website and click “Create Account.”
  3. Our Mission House is still serving our community every Wednesday from 9AM-2PM by distributing food to families in need.  We are working with limited staff but if you are willing to help serve or donate food for distribution please call the church office and we can get you more information.
  4. We are also still serving with the  FUEL program.  FUEL provides food bags to children who might not have access to food outside of school.  We are sending what products we are able to collect to a centralized location for packing and distribution at the schools that are serving breakfast and lunch.  Many of you are used to making financial donations but these are unique times.  Most of the items that we pack are shelf-stable and many grocery stores have rationed the amount any one person can buy.  If you are able to purchase these items and bring them to the church, we will get them to the FUEL program for distribution.  Again, you can call the office with questions about items to bring.
  5. Take this time to grow in your relationship with the Lord and with others.  Don’t just fill any extra time you have with leisure activities.  Dig into God’s word, spend time in prayer, call a friend or a neighbor.  Find ways that you can serve those who are around you.  Check on your neighbors, what do they need?  Is it something you can provide or that you can connect with our church family to provide?  They might just need a face-to-face conversation on the front porch.  They might need a roll of toilet paper.  They might just need a puzzle or a new board game.  How can you show the love of Christ?

One last thing, I hope that you will join us this Sunday morning for the livestream of our church service.  We had some technical difficulties last Sunday but the service provider has been hard at work correcting those for this week.  I am praying that everyone will be able to join us for our live service together.  You can join us live at 10:00AM on this website or you can view the service on our YouTube channel as well.  We will be providing another discussion guide to go along with the passage of Scripture as well as a “Family Pack” with some activities to engage our kids with God’s message on obedience.

I love you all and am praying for you during this time.  God bless and to him be all the glory!

– Pastor Will