Sauk Valley Community Church is an elder run church associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.
We meet for a time of community and worship on Sundays at 10am and Tuesdays at 5pm.
On Sundays we periodically hold special gatherings called WIGS ("What is God Saying?"). During these times, we meet in our fellowship hall around tables. We begin with a short teaching followed by a time of discussion at each table as we together look deeper at what God says to us through His Word.
Right now, we will only be meeting on Sunday's at 10am. We also have the following guidelines in place to help us navigate through these times.
SVCC Reopening Announcement & Protocol
SVCC, above anything else, desires to honor and bring glory to God by loving Him and loving others well. The leadership team has been monitoring the pandemic and agrees that we must move forward with an attitude of love and humility, as Paul urges the church in Philippians.
Make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Meeting in the church building places us in a more confined space. Out of respect for those who live or work with elderly or immune-compromised people and out of respect for the community at large, SVCC leadership offers these guidelines to help us reduce as much risk as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you review these guidelines and help us create an environment where everyone who wishes to worship with us can feel comfortable.
As we consider new guidelines during this time, we want to ask ourselves the following questions, prayerfully considering how Christ is leading us during this time:
- Am I willing to adjust my life/my way of conduct for the comfort of others and to enable others to join our community?
- Am I willing to have grace when people think differently from me?
- Am I willing to be inconvenienced for the well being of others?
- Am I willing to give up my rights for the sake of others?
To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.
1 Corinthians 9:22
In everything we do, we desire to be a church that displays humility, kindness, graciousness, and respect for one another. We are, after all, family.
Our desire, like Jesus’ (Jn. 17), is for unity -- for everyone to treat one another with kindness and respect, to love each other well, to think of others first.
The leadership team has drawn up the following guidelines to recommend to the SVCC family to observe when we reopen. We believe that these guidelines will help us love each other well. While we do not intend to enforce rigid rules, we do desire to create a place to worship together safely and in consideration of one other. These guidelines may change as the leadership team continues to monitor recommended safety protocols from the Lee County Health Department and the CDC.
What SVCC Will Do:
- Continue sanitizing and cleaning the facility on a regular basis.
- Place offering baskets at the doors as you leave.
- Offer prepackaged communion.
- Postpone providing breakfast.
- Postpone reopening the nursery.
What You Can Do:
- SVCC leadership team recommends wearing a mask. We will have masks available at the door for those who don’t have one and would like one.
- Households may sit together.
- Observe a six foot distance between people/families. This includes sitting in the sanctuary, fellowship hall, and entering/exiting the building.
- Use the bathrooms one at a time and please make sure you wash your hands upon exiting.
- Continue with frequent hand washing/sanitizing. Please try to not touch your face -- this is one of the main reasons we need to keep our hands clean.
- Do not pass items back and forth with anyone outside of the same household. (Phones, books, papers, etc.)
- When exiting the building, we will use all three doors to reduce congestion.
- Let a leadership team member know if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 then we will notify our church members that someone was diagnosed with COVID-19 and what date(s) they were present at the church.
- If you or anyone in your family are feeling sick or have a fever, please stay home.
- If you think you are at risk due to COVID-19, we advise you to stay home or at least carefully make this decision.
- If you would like to use the church facility, you must clear it with Joanna so that she can keep a record of persons in and out of the building and to ensure that the building is properly cleaned.
All guidelines have been drawn up by the leadership team in consideration of our neighbors. Please don’t follow the guidelines because you have to, but follow them for the betterment of your brothers and sisters. We belong to each other by the grace of God, let us commune together by following the same grace in our lives.
Each one of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
Sunday Service Times
|5:30||Reality Check (Adults)|
|5:30||Tide and Wave (1st Grade and Up)|