Until further notice, all in person service, events, and gatherings are postponed. This includes Connect Groups. Please check with the Connect Group Leaders if groups are meeting remotely using an online platform.

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10am on YouTube.com/SwitzerlandCommunityChurch for our services.

 

Update as of March 19, 2020

All Ignition, SCC Kids, Connect Groups, Bible Studies, and any other SCC events are canceled until further notice.

 

 

Coronoavirus Update March 17, 2020

 

Dear SCC Family,

As you know, we are actively monitoring all updates from the CDC, State of Florida, and St Johns County. We will continue to make plans with the best interest of our church family and community.

Updates for today, March 17, 2020 are below.

  • Service will be the same as last week, we will broadcast the service through YouTube and Facebook. Please be aware that viewing the sermon on Facebook requires you to be a Facebook member with a login. YouTube does not have the same requirements, so if you are sharing the link with family and friends who are not on Facebook, please direct them to the YouTube channel. Our YouTube link is YouTube.com/SwitzerlandCommunityChurch
  • Like many of you, with all the changes, updates, and headlines about the Coronavirus, we do not know exactly what that means for Easter. As a church leadership, we are working on many different plans and scenarios for our Easter service. We know that regardless of if we are worshiping together in person or through streaming, the Coronavirus cannot take away from the Resurrectionof Christ. We can joyfully celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection anytime and anywhere. As we have updates, we will let you know. ⠀⠀⠀
  • Please use the Prayer Wall. This is an opportunity for us to all stay connected by sharing and praying over the requests on the Prayer Wall. While we may not be able to connect in person, we can stay connected through prayer. This is a vital part of our church connection and doing life together. If you have not signed up to receive the Prayer Wall updates via email, please sign up here.
  • If you need help with getting items from the store or picking up medications, please reach out to your Connect Group Leaders so we can be the church for one another.

Prayerfully,

Joseph Smith

Lead Pastor

 

 

Update as of March 16, 2020

Dear SCC family,

As you know, we are monitoring the updates that are being released regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus. We will continue to act in the best interest of our members, families, staff, and leadership. At this time, all events are canceled for this week and the church office/campus is closed.

The Men’s Breakfast, scheduled for March 21st is canceled, as well as the Hymn Sing with Ice Cream, scheduled for March 18th. Pastor Joseph’s Bible Study, SCC Kids, and Ignition were already not meeting due to Spring Break for St Johns County.

As we get additional updates, we will communicate those out. Our Elders and leadership are prayerfully considering how to navigate through this unprecedented time. We know that God will be glorified through our faithfulness and good stewardship of His church. If that means we continue to stream services and worship together through the gift of technology, we know God has a great plan for that.

With many churches going to virtual services for the first time, in addition to those that have been streaming services in conjunction with in person worship, think of how many times the Gospel is being shared and lighting up social media!

If you know of someone who is not on our email announcement list, please share this link with them: http://eepurl.com/giY9kv

If you need prayer please go to our website and use the prayer wall. (switzerlandcc.org/prayerwall) These requests are sent to the Elders and on the website.

To stay up-to-date, please download our Church Center App. Go to your App Store, search for the Church Center App, follow the prompts to download, and setup your account. Search for Switzerland Community Church. We will have updates posted under the events tab. Click on the picture to be taken to the updates.

Also, now is a great time to use Facebook to stay connected with us and updates. Find our page by logging into Facebook and searching for Switzerland Community Church and Switzerland Community Connect. These groups are vital for sharing information with each other.

Prayerfully,

Joseph Smith
Lead Pastor

 

Update as of March 13, 2020

Switzerland Community Church feels a tremendous burden to protect the health and safety of the individuals and families within our community. In light of the increasing concerns about COVID-19 and based on the declarations of a National Emergency by Gov DeSantis and President Trump, along with recommendations of government officials and agencies, we will not hold public worship services or Connect Groups this Sunday, March 15.  We will, however, host an online service at 10AM that can be viewed on our FaceBook page and on you tube.  We will provide additional updates on future services and activities in the days to come.

We do not take this decision lightly and have consulted with our Elders and Security Council. Moreover, SCC is fully capable and prepared to offer dynamic, engaging, and encouraging worship services through our online platform. We believe this preventative action will better protect our members and guests, and help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community we are blessed to call home. During this time, the church office will also be closed.  However, phone calls made to the church office during normal office hours will be forwarded to Bethany.  

Although we are experiencing an unusual and unprecedented situation, we are not slaves to fear or worry because we know that our God is in control of all things. Our hope is in Him, and we will continue to serve our community with the hope of the Gospel.

Prayerfully,

Joseph Smith

Lead Pastor