COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update for Salt Church

Online Services:

For the protection of our families, community and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 per the CDC (see website), we will be having online services indefinitely every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. You can view us on Facebook live, YouTube and online forums. You can also view past services at saltchurch.org/messages. We hope to be back together soon.

Prayer:

Prayer is our first response, not our last resort. We’re comforted and empowered knowing we serve a miracle-working God who is an ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and show you how to pray for those on the front lines, at high risk, and in great need.

We’d love to pray for you and your needs. Ask for prayer here and our prayer team will pray for you specifically throughout the week

Service Opportunities:

Grocery drop-offs for seniors and families in need:

  • Salt needs volunteers for grocery shoppers and runners.
  • Items that can be donated:
    • A bag of assorted fruit (apples and oranges)
    • Canned meats: Vienna sausage, tuna or chicken, or canned vegetables 
    • Bags of popcorn or chips
    • Frozen lasagna (can be reheated and creates more than one meal)
    • Toilet paper, hand soap 
    • Sudoku, crossword, or puzzle type item

Materials for Health Care workers

  • Items needed for our health care facilities:
  • One of the greatest needs at this time are personal protective equipment PPE items:
  • Masks (N95 or Disposable Face Masks)
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Impervious Gowns (level 1 – level 4)
  • Disposable Shoe Covers
  • Fog-free Face Shields
  • Goggles

Virginia Beach Education Foundation’s Beach Bag program.  

  • Beach Bags provide shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to VBCPS students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and school breaks. With your support, Beach Bags will continue to distribute a minimum of 500 Beach Bags each Friday during the school closure due to COVID-19. Consider giving at this link: http://www.vbef.org/donate/

Serve Small

  • During this season, serving looks a little different, but you can still serve in and from your home while maintaining social distancing.
  • Text or send a letter to someone to encouraging them.
  • Make a meal for a neighbor.
  • Cut a neighbor’s lawn.
  • Drop a bag of groceries at someone’s door.
  • Call someone and pray with them.
  • Form an online Salt Group or meetup to check in, pray, and minister.
  • Buy someone a takeout order and deliver it to their door.

Suggested Restaurants for takeout and partner organizations:

  • Zeros Subs Oceanfront: Free Bag Lunches for Kids
    • While Salt Church is monetarily partnering with Zeros to help give free meals for kids, you can give individually here to keep this going through June.
  • More suggested restaurants as they come available

For questions or more information on how to get involved, let us know here.

Receive Help:

If you have needs related to the coronavirus, we’re here to help! Let us know how we can serve you, and our team will be in touch soon.

Be Encouraged:

While we exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, we know that divine health and protection is from Jesus. Let’s continue to trust in His promises of protection in Psalm 91 for ourselves, our families, and all those who are affected by illness and pray that the virus will be contained and conquered.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. Psalm 91:9–10

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