Pastor Scott Kennedy
Silver Creek Baptist Church
Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has pushed us all into unprecedented days. Many of us do not know what to make of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can trust in our God. As the people of God, we should strive to strike a balance between two extremes. On one extreme, some people are dismissing the seriousness of this pandemic. On the other extreme, some people are fostering hysteria and fear. As Christians, we must stand between these extremes, loving God and loving our neighbor while taking the proper precautions against COVID-19 without inciting or giving place to fear. To the best of our understanding, the seriousness of this virus relates to how easy and how fast it spreads. The purpose of this document is to put into place a plan related to how our church will respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phase 1: Confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in SW Mississippi
Phase 2: Confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in Pike or Walthall county
Phase 3: Confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis with a recent attendee at SCBC
A Note from Pastor Scott:
Leaders across the nation have called for Sunday, March 15, 2020 to be a day of prayer focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, March 13, we are still holding services as normal. When we meet Sunday, remember to limit physical contact as much as possible while washing and sanitizing your hands frequently. We feel the need to postpone the chili cook-off fundraiser scheduled for Sunday.
Remember, God is faithful. God is loving. God is all powerful. Although he does not promise that we will never get sick, he does promise to walk with us and even carry us through the darkest of days. Trust God during this season. In addition, be on the lookout for ways our church can minister to our community during the midst of this crisis. Be assured of my love and my prayers for you all.