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A note from the Elders:
At this time, masks continue to be optional during the times we are together as a body. We recognize that the issue of vaccination has become controversial and it is not the place of church leadership to make that decision for anyone; however, we also recognize that the data unquestionably shows that those who have chosen not to receive the vaccine are significantly more likely to transmit the virus to others. As we all seek to model Christ by placing the interests of others above our own and bearing with one another in love, we encourage everyone to consider how they can best protect themselves and their families while also minimizing the risk that they pose to others, whether that be getting vaccinated or wearing a mask or both. It is the place of church leadership to protect the flock, so we will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and other trusted sources of information and will let you know if we feel we need to make any changes in order to fulfill our responsibilities. We pray that will not be necessary and ask for your help in ensuring that coming together as a body continues to be as safe as possible for everyone.

At Southside, we want to be a place of mission, mercy, and transformation. We are committed to loving God and loving our neighbors, just as Christ commanded. We realize this is a difficult time to navigate these things, so below are some common questions and concerns, with responses as to where we are right now regarding this:
 

I’m not comfortable returning to church yet. Can I continue to be a participate online? 

Yes, certainly. We encourage you to continue joining us online each Sunday until you feel comfortable attending in person. Our worship service will continue to be streamed every Sunday via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/sscofc

 

Will Southside be limiting the capacity of the auditorium and worship services? 

We no longer have capacity restrictions or distancing protocols.

 

Will I need to wear a mask? 

Masks are optional during the worship service, but if you have not been vaccinated we do ask that you continue to wear a mask until you receive the vaccine. 

 

Do I Need To RSVP? 

Nope! Seating is first-come, first-served, so arrive early to get the best seats in the house!

 

How is Southside cleaning its facilities?  

We conduct regular cleanings throughout the week to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations are located in foyers.

 

Will there be Children's Worship available for my kids? 

Yes. Following our communion & giving on Sundays, kids are dismissed to Children's Worship. Additionally, beginning on Sunday, June 6, Southside Kids Bible classes will be offered (in our newly-renovated children's wing!) following the 9:30 worship service. Children and Southside Kids volunteers are highly encouraged to wear masks during class and other Southside Kids activities.

 

If I choose not to attend in person, will there still be an online curriculum from Southside Kids? 

You will still be able to find resources for your children on the Southside Facebook page, where Bible class videos have been backlogged throughout the past year.

 

Is there an experience for my Middle School or High School Student? 

Southside Youth Group classes meet on Sundays following the 9:30am worship service and on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Contact us for more information about the Southside Youth Group.

 

Are there Bible classes for adults?

Yes, there are in-person Adult Bible Classes on Sundays following the worship service and on Wednesday nights at 7pm.

 

I’m new to Southside, how do I get connected? 

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to fill out a guest card by visiting www.sscofc.org/guest so we can connect with you. You can also find Southside on Facebook for updates on what we have going on and coming up.  

 

How can I continue giving? 

During this time, we will not pass a collection plate; however, we do encourage digital giving. You can give online at giving.sscofc.org or through the Southside Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sscofc

 

What is Southside doing during this time to serve the community?
Our Food Pantry ministry continues to operate on Tuesdays from 10am-Noon, blessing the community by providing groceries to families and individuals in need. Our Outdoorsmen Ministry is serving people who are experiencing homelessness in various ways throughout the week. The Arms of Hope Family Outreach Center is located in the Southside building, for the purposes of supporting families in need and helping connect people to resources. Clothing can be donated via the blue Arms of Hope donation bin in the east parking lot.

Worship Livestream

FACEBOOK LIVE | SUNDAYS AT 9:30AM

Worship services will continue to be streamed online via Facebook Live on the Southside Facebook Page. Watch from wherever you are on Sundays at 9:30 to join virtually in the worship service.

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Visit www.sscofc.org/southsideonline for information about other online offerings, including classes, webinars, online groups, and more.