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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 fluid nature concerning the state-wide restrictions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state of New Mexico, we wanted to keep you updated on our reopening plan as a church. This past week, we answered a few of your questions. Check out this update from Pastor Todd.
If you missed Todd's Q & A this Tuesday, he took the time to answer your top three most frequently asked questions about the opening of our Sagebrush Campuses for services in New Mexico.
Are we still going to have online services after we reopen?
The answer to that question is yes. So, make plans now to tune in on the Sagebrush App (on your mobile device, Apple TV, or Roku), our YouTube channel, or online at Sagebrush.church/live. If you're looking to connect with people online during the service, join us on Facebook LIVE.
We will be streaming our services from now on so if you don’t feel comfortable attending a Sagebrush Campus yet, you will still be able to stay connected to us online.
How many services will there be?
All service times at each location can be found HERE. As you can see we are starting off with fewer services at some Campuses and we will add them as needed.
Our Los Lunas Campus will be meeting for one service at Grace Fellowship Church at 3:30pm. We are grateful for the people of Grace Fellowship for allowing us to use their facility.
Our Farmington Campus will continue to stay online until the new building is completed in August or early September.
What will the service "look like?"
We will have more information in the next few days, but you will notice a few changes when we meet again in person. At the Riverside Campus, we will not provide the parking lot shuttle service so we can maintain social distancing.
There will be people outside to greet you and say hello but we are asking people to refrain from handshakes, fist bumps, and other forms of physical contact.
We have added sanitation stations throughout the facility and we are providing a touchless experience. That means you won’t have to touch a thing to enjoy our services. Every surface in every environment will be cleaned before your arrival and recleaned after you leave.
Every other row in the worship center will be roped off and we ask that 3 chairs be left empty between families or groups that want to sit together. All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks unless they are on the stage leading us in worship in one of our areas.
If you don't live near one of our physical campuses or if you aren't quite ready to meet in large groups yet, that's ok. Rest assured, if you are planning on joining us from home, we are going to be online every weekend with the same excellent experience you've come to expect for the past three months.
Our teams are hard at work preparing all our spaces and environments to be as clean and safe as possible for you and your family. More information will come soon!
Please continue to share the church's content with your friends on social media and spread the message of hope during this time.
Thank you again for continuing to BE the church during this time and we look forward to seeing you again in just a few short weeks!
The Sagebrush Church Team
P.S. - If you have kids and you want to know what our Kids Planet and Remix experiences will look like beginning on July 11th and 12th, check out our Weekly Feature with Executive Pastor, Chris Dreier HERE.
P.P.S. - If you're looking for a way to help our communities, we will be accepting non-perishable food items at all our permanent locations and the Farmington Church offices. If God has used the ministry of Sagebrush Church to impact your life in any way and you'd like to make a financial contribution, you can do so through the Sagebrush App or online.
**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**
Volunteer at Lovelace Medical Center
As Lovelace Medical Center starts to return to somewhat of a normal work flow, they are in need to fill two roles:
This person helps control access to the doors at the facility. They help with checking the temperature of all employees as they come into work as well as screening patients and visitors. We currently have a strict visitor policy and this persons helps us maintain that policy. This person is not used on the inpatient units so exposure to COVID patients is very very low.
All requirements to perform in this role with be explained and given to the person.
As Lovelace runs their drive-through, there are many moving parts. From runners, moving paper work around the site, to screeners and traffic control.
Active or retired clinicians can be a big help to us to swab patients.
All necessary training and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided.
Contact to get connected.
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 Monday-Friday. 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.
Roadrunner Food Bank:
We are so excited that you are interested in joining Roadrunner Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to rapidly mobilize to feed our hungry neighbors. To do this, we need the helping hands of community members to help build food boxes. To sign up to help pack boxes in our warehouse please click here.
Rio Grande Food Project:
Help distribute food on Monday mornings at Legacy Church parking lot (7201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121). Volunteers are need from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to sign up to volunteer please email Ari Herring at .
The Food Depot in Santa Fe:
The Food Depot has a long history of serving as a disaster relief organization and has a disaster plan in place. The focus of preparedness has been on wildfires, but The Food Depot is rapidly adapting. Distribution plans for pandemics are new to The Food Depot, but be assured that the organization has put logistics in place that continue to be modified as the situation evolves. The food bank is positioned to serve its community and actively prepare alternative distribution strategies.
The Food Depot’s role in hunger relief is more important now than ever. The food bank is relying on community support to help build capacity to meet a growing need at this critical time.
To find opportunities to serve in Santa Fe click here.
These opportunities are subject to change.
Please check this page frequently for updates.