The CDC is the primary source for information and updates on COVID-19. Here are just a few of the helpful links found on their website:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. — 2 Timothy 1:7
This page will be updated periodically with information related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus as it impacts Sagebrush Church.
In light of the ongoing developments concerning the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including the recent CDC recommended guidelines, we wanted to keep you updated on what we are doing as a church.
The Elders and the Executive Team have made the decision to continue to host weekend services online for all our communities.
We are also suspending our mid-week activities like Living Free, Remix, Rise, Element, and the small groups and events that meet at our facilities for the time being as well.
We are expanding our online service times to make sure you have every opportunity possible to catch a service:
Saturday at 4:00pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm
Sunday at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm
As a church, we want to be positioned to help however we can, not just with this recent outbreak but through all the ministries and services we provide to all of our Sagebrush communities across New Mexico, in Belize, and through our ministry partners across the world. We are so thankful for your continued prayer and financial support. Always remember you can give your tithes and offerings through the Sagebrush app or online.
Please join us in praying for the victims of this coronavirus and the seasonal flu, pray for the doctors, nurses, and first responders and our community leaders as this situation develops.
**If you feel sick, have a fever, have traveled recently, have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are in a vulnerable demographic please stay home and do not sign up to volunteer. Follow all government recommended social distancing guidelines**
Samaritan's Purse COVID-19 Medical Response
Samaritan’s Purse has launched a major medical response as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms hospitals. If you are a licensed healthcare worker, please sign up now to express your interest in serving in Jesus' Name. You will be contacted as needs are determined.
Pack 30,000 Meals with LoveABQ
The need is for volunteers to take a 2-hour shift to serve while practicing current physical distancing best practices (groups of less than 10) and protocols. Volunteers will be provided with all sanitation supplies (gloves, hair nets, etc.).The packing will be performed at Legacy Church, led by Steelbridge, and the Department of Transportation will distribute these meals. To learn more or register to volunteer, CLICK HERE
Deliver food with Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is utilizing an emergency service next week and they are in need of drivers. Volunteer on Thursday or Friday from 10 am-1 pm. Volunteers must be at least 18 and already driving, have auto insurance, and have a reliable car. All volunteers will do a one-hour training. Contact Kellie 505-823-8060 or Caillin at 505-823-8064
The State of New Mexico's blood bank is in need of blood. Local donation opportunities can be scheduled online, CLICK HERE to make an appointment.
Here is an opportunity to serve the medical professionals who are working so hard to serve our community. We are asking you to take scrape fabric and supplies you have at home and sew as many of these masks as you can. Bring the completed masks to the Riverside Campus. There will be a collection bin underneath the sails from 9am-5pm daily. From there, our m1ssions team will get to them to the hospitals.
Here are the two types of masks you can make:
Version 1 - A bit more complicated but only requires fabric to make.
Version 2 - Simpler but requires elastic.
Serve at Roadrunner Foodbank
In partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank, Rio Grande Food Project will help run a 400 household Mobile Food Pantry at the Legacy Church parking lot every Monday morning for the duration of the closure at Rio Grande Food Project. Boxes are being pre-packed at Roadrunner Food Bank's HUGE space where social distancing and all recommended precautions are much more manageable than at RGFP.
We are seeking volunteers to (1) join RGFP staff and Roadrunner's team to help pack boxes at Roadrunner Food Bank throughout the week and/or (2) to volunteer with us on Monday mornings at Legacy Church parking lot (volunteer shifts: 7am - noon; actual distribution: 9 - 11am) to distribute food in the RGFP neighborhood.
These opportunities are subject to change.
Please check this page frequently for updates.