Covid-19 Health Task Force Updates

Covid-19 Health Task Force Updates

Update: May 27, 2020CLICK HERE for Phase Two update on worship and church activities from the Church Health Task Force. 

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Update: May 1, 2020 – Following ‘Phase One” guidelines from state and local officials, the following will be in effect for the duration of “Phase One”: a) Worship will continue to be held online, b) All activities, groups, and meetings will continue to be held online or will be postponed, c) The church office will remain closed, with all staff working remotely.

Udate: April 16, 2020 – Following recent extensions of safer-at-home orders from the Governor and the Knox County Health Department, the church office will remain closed through April 30, and all activities at the church will either be done remotely or postponed.

Update: April 6, 2020 – Our staff will continue to work remotely until further notice.

Update: March 25, 2020Online worship will continue and on-site activities/meetings/studies are suspended until further notice.

Update: March 23, 2020 – Following the Knox County Health Department’s recent safer at home order, the church office will be closed starting Tuesday, March 24, through Monday, April 6. Our staff will be working remotely during this time.

Update: March 13, 2020

SHPC Community,

Throughout the day, our Church Health Task Force has discussed further the level of public risk and concern regarding novel coronavirus. Beginning Sunday, March 15, through Sunday, March 29, we will implement the following changes:

1)      We will transition to an online Sunday worship service only by our normal livestream service at 11:00am[This is a change from our previous statement.]

2)      While our church office will remain open during normal business hours, 9am-5pm, M-F, all activities, meetings, and studies of internal or outside groups from March 15-29 either will be transitioned to remote means of communication (like video-conferencing) or will be postponed until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments as needed. We will also send out further updates on how we as a congregation can remain connected to each other even as we’re physically apart and how we can contribute to the well-being of our community.

In Christ’s peace,

Church Health Task Force (Dottie Arnett, Laurette Beekman, Elise Denneny, Rachel Hamburger, Jay Howell, Jim Kirksey, Mark Lampley, Katie McHargue, Jim Mitchell, Matt Reed, Sheila White)