Covid19 Updates
Ways to Join Us Online

Sermons - Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for the live streaming of our outdoor service. If you are unable to join us for the video streaming, the current sermon series can be found here.

Online Adult Sunday School - Adult Sunday School classes meet together online Sundays at 11, 11:30, or 7. For more information, please contact pastor Jim at youthmin@scbc-md.org. More details concerning these classes can be found here.

Online Youth Meetings - The youth meet online on Sunday and Thursday nights at 7 PM. For more information, please contact pastor Jim at youthmin@scbc-md.org

Resources for Children - Children's ministry resources can be found here

Giving - We now offer many ways to continue giving online. Details can be found on our Give page.

 

Update: Indoor Worship Service Guidelines, October 16, 2020


After months of meeting outside during the pandemic, SCBC is excited about the prospect of returning to conducting services within the building.  As we trust in the Lord for the next steps, we are striving to move forward in a safe and responsible manner.  Below are some guidelines the Church will be following to help promote a safe environment:
 

  1. If you are a person of high risk, or sick, not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed or presumed case of COVID-19 please stay home and enjoy the online service.  Be sure to seek appropriate medical attention to determine your need to quarantine.  Contact your deacon for prayer and inform him of anything the church can do to be of assistance.

  2. Entering the BuildingPlease enter and exit through the main entrance at the front parking lot.  Maintain safe social distancing as you enter the building.  While waiting to be seated, please stand at the appropriate social distancing areas marked on the foyer floor.  When you are at the sanctuary door please inform the ushers of how many people are in your group

  3. Sanctuary Seating - Ushers will direct you to appropriate seating locations.  Please do not seat yourself.  You will be seated in the sanctuary by an usher.  Ushers may not be able to accommodate specific seating requests.

  4. Maintain Physical Distancing - The pews within the sanctuary have been marked in a manner to maintain social distancing (minimum or 6' between persons).  Family groups will be able to sit in closer proximity.  Before and after the service, we encourage you to continue to maintain 6' between you and others and refrain from physical contact (e.g., hand shaking, hugging) when greeting others.

  5. Use of Face Covering - Please bring a face mask/covering.  If you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided.  Wearing face masks for everyone over the age of two years old while inside the building is mandatory. Masks are to be worn  throughout the entire service including while singing.  Masks may be temporarily removed during communion to allow partaking of the elements.  If you are unable to wear a mask due to certain health conditions or you have trouble breathing, please stay at home and worship online.  Those leading in worship and who are physically distanced may remove their masks. 

  6. Restrooms - Restrooms in the foyer will be open.  You are encouraged maintain good hand hygiene, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Hand sanitizer will also be available in the bathrooms and through other locations in the church.

  7. Children - Initially there will be no children’s church or nursery provided.  Please plan on having your children within your designated area.

  8. Worship - There will be no bulletins.  The Order of Worship and lyrics for songs to be sung will continue to be posted on the web site in advance of the service.  Please use your device at the service or print the lyrics in advance for your use.

  9. Giving - Continue giving as you have been doing.  If you wish to give at the service, a location to deposit your offering will be provided, but a typical collection will not be part of the service.

  10. Exiting the Building - Worshipers will be dismissed by a member of the usher team beginning with the back row.  Please follow the directions provided and adhere to the social distancing arrows placed on the sanctuary floor.  When exiting please practice all social distancing guidelines.

 
***Important***
If you begin to feel sick, showing signs of COVID-19 after attending a service, call your doctor or health provide and follow their instructions.  If you are required to be tested and are positive tell the church immediately.

 

Update: Use of a Face Mask/Covering for Outdoor Services, July 1, 2020


Please bring a face mask/covering.  If you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided.  Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of two except for persons with certain health conditions, have trouble breathing, or otherwise unable to remove a cloth face covering without assistance.   If needed, face masks may be removed once you are in your seat, or if you are leading in worship, and maintain appropriate physical distancing. You are expected to wear them when singing and at all other times. 

 

 

SCBC Coronavirus Update, June 16, 2020

 

It has been almost three months since we met together physically as a church family. Though it has not been business as usual, we have found ways to continue to do church through online platforms like Zoom, Live Church and YouTube. We have been able to attend Sunday School, Prayer Meeting, Bible Studies, Small groups and watch and hear the message each week online.

As restrictions have lessened, it is now possible for us to begin meeting together again physically with some limitations. Following State guidelines, we will begin having outdoor worship services this Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM on the church parking lot. Many people have been working diligently to make this happen. I understand that not everyone will be comfortable with returning so we are planning to provide a video of the service online. In addition, all of the other meetings will continue online as well.

I hope that you will join us for outdoor worship. So you will know what to expect, it is critical that you read the Instructions for Outdoor Worship. I look forward to the time when we will be able to resume worshiping indoors as well. 

Blessings,
Pastor Steve

 

Please click here for the Outdoor Service Instructions.

 

 

SCBC Coronavirus Update, March 27, 2020

 

As we continue to navigate our way through the coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing different ways to “come together” as a church family. With the restrictions that have been placed on public gatherings we will not be able to physically hold services or activities until further notice.

However, we are providing ways to continue to meet through modern technology. Last week, thanks to the hard work of Pastor Jim, we held a virtual Sunday School where classes could continue to study God’s Word. I encourage you to join a class which you can do by sending him your email before Sunday. To participate, you will need a computer with a microphone and camera or a smartphone. Here is Pastor Jim’s email address: (youthmin@scbc-md.org)

The sermon will also be available in both audio and video format. Thanks to the members of our Finance Committee, it is now possible for you continue giving your tithes and offerings by doing so online. You can also mail your offering to the church. This information was just sent out by email.

One of the questions I have been thinking about is how God may use us as a worshiping, nurturing, outreaching, church during these days. While we are being asked to social distance ourselves from one another, there are still ways to connect. Make a phone call, send a text or email, or write a letter or note of encouragement. You can still talk face to face with virtual platforms. You may even choose to volunteer in some capacity to help others that do not require physical contact. Be responsible and be safe. While the future is still uncertain we know that God is in control.

Blessings,

Pastor Steve