Summer Grove Baptist Church

Corona Virus Update

Summer Grove Corona Virus (Covid-19) Update

Latest update, Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:45am CST

OUR CHURCH RESPONSE

Our senior leadership team has been meeting regularly to assess updates and make recommendations for our church’s response, including developing contingency plans for worship services and events.

Sunday, 3/22/2020, our Governor announced a mandatory stay-at-home order.  This mandatory order will require non-essential workforce to stay at home through potentially, 4/12/2020.  In addition to those provisions we’ve already put in motion below, beginning Tuesday, 3/24/2020, our staff team began working remotely from their homes.  We will continue to have only online services with no in-person services, events or activities.

In addition, we’ve taken these additional steps:

    • Our Thrift Store is closed and will reopen as soon as possible.
    • Our Weekday Preschool Academy is closed and will reopen as soon as possible.
    • Until further notice, we will NOT have Sunday night services or Wednesday night activities.
    • We will temporarily halt in person hospital visits and visitations, but will pray with members via phone calls and remote technology.

Spring Family Festival: Based on the latest order from the Governor and the CDC’s recommendation stated above, this event has been suspended.  If recommendations change, our team will be ready to host the event. Stay tuned!

Easter at Summer Grove: Based on the latest order from the Governor and the CDC’s recommendations, these services will be online only. If mandates change, our team will be ready to host the services. Stay tuned!

All of our national and international mission trips are being constantly evaluated using the guidelines of the State Department, The World Health Organization, and medical personnel. None of our trips have been canceled, but we will take proper precautions to cancel future trips if needed.

YOUR RESPONSE

Stay Informed – Pay attention to updates issued by official sources like CDC here, Louisiana Governor’s Office here and Louisiana Department of Health here.

Practice Good Hygiene – Wash hands regularly and avoid shaking hands.

Watch Online – Enjoy Wednesday and Sunday Services Online.  Several ways to watch:

Give Generously – We desire and need your generosity.  Several ways to give generously:

  • Give at the black box at entrance 3
  • Mail to: Summer Grove Baptist Church, 8924 Jewella Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71118
  • Online here
  • Text GIVE to: 318-300-3011

Stay Connected – Check our Summer Grove updates. Several ways to stay connected:

  • www.facebook.com/summergrovebc
  • www.summergrove.org
  • For the latest info, updates and news, text UPDATE to 318-300-3011
  • New to Summer Grove, we’d love to get to know you better and help you find what you’re looking for, text CONNECT to 318-300-3011
  • Need prayer, we’d be privileged to pray for you, text PRAY to 318-300-3011

PRAY

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” As believers, we have the authority which Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and to pray for healing for those who have the Coronavirus.

    • Begin your prayer time by praising God for His sovereignty. He is in control of all things.
    • Pray that we will trust Him to help us navigate this season of uncertainty.
    • Pray for wisdom for governmental leaders, the CDC, researchers, other medical personnel, leaders in churches, and other strategic places to respond wisely and appropriately.
    • Pray for cooperation and collaboration among medical agencies and personnel around the world to work together for the well-being and health of all people.
    • Pray for the protection of doctors, nurses, crisis response teams, emergency first responders, researchers and other medical professionals who risk their lives to protect ours.
    • Pray for comfort and healing for those stricken with this virus. Pray they will receive the quality health care they need to regain health and strength. Pray their healing and for the vaccine to cure and eradicate this virus.
    • Pray for the protection and safety of those considered “at-heightened-risk.”
    • Pray for peace, calmness, freedom from fear, anxiety, and panic among individuals and communities.
    • Pray we would be proactive in proclaiming the gospel and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Pray this event would be a catalyst for revival.