In-Person Services Canceled this Sunday
Good afternoon South Valley Church,
I am sure you have heard news about how Santa Barbara Country has seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases recently due to the new delta-variant. Unfortunately, we have seen this play out in a few of our church families this week. As to date, we have received news from four separate families who were in attendance last Sunday, August 1, 2021, that they have tested positive for COVID-19. While we are unable to identify the individuals due to the confidential nature of the medical information, we can share that all of these individuals had no symptoms last Sunday but had positive tests on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
With this information, the church leadership has deemed it necessary to take an abundance of caution and cancel in-person services this Sunday, August 8, 2021. We will have one online mini-family-style service at 10:30 am. Please join us by streaming live this Sunday- you can find the live stream on this link: https://www.southvalleysm.com/livestream.
We will continue to update our church after this Sunday regarding future events and Sunday services. At this point, we encourage you to regularly check your emails (spam folder) and social media for the most up-to-date announcements.
As always, stay home and contact your health care provider if your child or anyone in your household is sick. We encourage you to continue social distancing, washing your hands, and monitoring symptoms. If at any time, you or your child begin to develop symptoms of COVID-19 (such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell), please stay home and call your healthcare provider for next steps.
Please also take this time to pray for our South Valley family. Pray for those who have been personally impacted by this illness, for the safety of others who had potential exposure, and for continued wisdom for church leadership as we again find ourselves making hard decisions in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.
You may email me at email@example.com or call me at (714) 785-9462 (cell) if you have questions. Thank you for your support in these efforts and your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work together to promote the health and well-being of our church family.
South Valley Church