Dear SCBC family,
I want to let you know what we are doing here at Santa Cruz Bible Church to help our county health officials slow down the COVID-19 virus and to protect you, our community and their families.
Church history has shown us how God has used difficult time just like this to grow His Kingdom and open new doors for ministry. We are eager to see the doors He will open.
Our In-person worship service have been moved to live-stream, due to state health recommendations. Join our live-stream service on Sundays at 10 am.
There are three ways to connect:
- Live-Streaming on Facebook: Click here.
- Live-Streaming on YouTube: Click here.
- The Santa Cruz Bible website: Click here
Please continue to invite your friends and family to join us for weekend service and to other online opportunities. Let’s all continue to gather – in our homes, by watching the live stream of our church services!
AFTER SERVICE HANGOUTS
If you are a “regular attender” at SCBC worship gatherings, join us after for a “Hangout,” an informal virtual time of connecting and checking in with each other on Zoom. To join the hangout, go to scbchangout.com & it’ll automatically connect you.
We encourage you to continue to trust God and give so we can reach even more people with God’s compassion durning this trying time, when so many need help and will be open to the love of God.
3 Ways to Give
- Go to our Give webpage: Click here.
- Text “SCBC” to 77977
- Mail check to 440 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Helping those in Need
Our next door neighbor (Local SC County person) has started a website to connect people who have needs during this crisis with people willing to donate time or resources. This looks to be a great resource for people to get involved in making a difference. The web site is: https://www.schelpers.com/
The County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department is in need of 2,000 masks to distribute to workers and volunteers providing essential services. Your time and talent is greatly appreciated in the community to help ensure safety. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and reused. These can be used for people who have symptoms of being ill or congregate living facilities to prevent the spread of illness.
More info: https://scvolunteercenter.org/programs/mask-making-project/
Contact and instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Surgeon General’s tutorial for no sew masks.
SCBC Food Pantry
Santa Cruz Bible is giving out food bags every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to noon. If you would like to join the benevolence team in handing out bags to family or donate food for those bags, please contact Sharon. Her email address is email@example.com.
Support Unhoused Community Members at Shelters
Days / Time: Every Day, 24-hours a day, shifts are up to 8-hours.
Location: 3 locations, Live Oak, Santa Cruz and Watsonville
Description: Volunteers are needed to support the day-to-day operations of new, emergency shelters in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Tasks include checking-in participants; food service; monitoring common areas, assisting staff with day-to-day operations; notifying supervisors of emerging needs. Volunteers will maintain social distancing of 6 feet and be provided with any necessary personal protective equipment. Volunteers who have interpersonal skills and are able to listen without judgment are especially needed in this role.
Contact: Brooke, firstname.lastname@example.org, (831)457-9834
At Home Service Projects
Youth and families can make a difference in their community by completing virtual or at home service projects to uplift the high-risk groups who may feel isolated in this current situation. Ideas include creating a virtual greeting card, creating a physical greeting card, making a DIY t-shirt dog toy, and making a t-shirt tote bag.
SANTA CRUZ RESOURCES
There are a number of websites popping up to provide information and resources to the people of Santa Cruz County. Here are a few interesting sites that talk about which businesses are open and resources are available during this time. Check them out!
- https://www.schelpers.com/, including resources for seniors
If you you have a suggestion for another website to add to the list, please email email@example.com
GROUPS MEETING ON CAMPUS
We will be monitoring the situation weekly and keeping you updated. But for now, alll activities on our church campus have been postponed. This includes: All Large Church Ministry Gatherings including Sunday service, Men’s Breakfast, Primetime, Middle School, High School, Celebrate Recovery, MOPS, Women’s Bible Study and small groups will not be meeting in-person at SCBC. Your ministry leader will let you know if a remote access will be available for your specific gathering.
We will continue to monitor local and state-wide recommendations and update you on further adjustments that may be necessary. Please continue to check our website for further updates.