Church Family and Friends,
As you know, all of our worship services and other events were canceled in March due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, (Covid-19). This Coronavirus Pandemic has infected over 1,000,000 people and killed over 60,000 in our country. Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order detailing a plan to gradually allow the reopening of some Texas businesses beginning today. This plan also allows churches and places of worship to expand their capacity but should observe social-distancing practices. Certain businesses across the state, including Dallas County, have reopened for business. However, over the last couple of days, Dallas County is experiencing a surge in new cases and deaths from the Coronavirus.
Our ultimate goal for closure was to protect the health and well-being of our congregation. It is for these reasons we are unable to reopen our church facilities at this time.
I regret that the closure of our church has affected many families in our congregation. I look forward to the time when our church family can come together again and resume “in-person” worship and other activities. I want families to be able to worship “in-person” again with protocols for safety in place.
I am in the process of putting together a task force that will outline protocols for the re-opening of our church in phases. The safety of our congregation will be first and foremost in any reopening plans we implement.
We will continue to worship virtually via our Live Streaming page, and on Facebook, @theshbc. Contributions can be given here online or they can be mailed to the church.
Click here for information from Dallas County Health and Human Services on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Click here for information about the City of Dallas COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs.
An informational packet on how to protect you and your family from the COVID-19 disease has also been provided.
Serving Christ with You,
Dr. Howard E. Anderson, Sr.