Welcome to Shelter Church Chattanooga
where people find healing and hope for eternity
Updates in the midst of Covid-19
We will be posting updates on any changes we are making as well as info for you to use throughout your week. Please reach out if you have any questions!
Hello Shelter Church Family!
We are planning our Big Rally Together for May 31st and wanted to give you some information as we look forward to that! Below are the guidelines posted from Governor Lee's office for a starting point. We are not excluding any age group that wishes to join us however the guidelines do suggest caution when making that decision personally. We want to respect each individuals decision to join us in gathering or in distancing. We will not have nursery so all children will stay with their family in the sanctuary. The upstairs bathrooms will be reserved for those who are 55 or older and we request all younger than that age to use the facilities provided downstairs. We are planning on meeting each individual family out on our entryway sidewalk and escorting/seating you in order to maintain social distancing for everyone's safety. We do start streaming for Facebook Live at 10:50 am so if you are planning on attending in person we recommend arriving early to help keep our online service running smoothly as well. We have missed gathering together dearly and are looking forward to being together as the body again! Please reach out with any questions you have!
Governor Lee's guidelines include:
A phased approach to resuming in-person gatherings is recommended. Vulnerable populations (everyone 65 years and older, people with disabilities, people with serious respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, people who are immunocompromised, and others) and children’s activities/nursery programs should not gather in person until a later time.
Consider solutions to minimize close personal contact that may be part of your services, such as handshakes or sharing food and drink.
As the phased approach begins, limit the size of attendance in your sanctuary and other confined spaces to create seating arrangements that provide at least 6-foot distancing between families. It is recommended not to exceed 50% of maximum capacity of the room and should enable full compliance with CDC recommendations for social distancing and hygiene.
Wear face coverings.
Encourage members of the community to stay at home if they are symptomatic, have a fever, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or have traveled internationally or to a domestic hot spot in the past two weeks.
If a member of the congregation has tested positive for COVID-19, consult CDC guidelines and local health department recommendations to determine whether in-person gatherings should cease immediately, the building should close for additional cleaning, or other protocol changes are required.
Have a blessed day, and we will see you on Facebook this Sunday at 10:50 am!
Pastor Sterling and the Elders
Effective March 19, 2020
Dear Shelter Body,
The Elders met Wednesday to pray and seek Gods wisdom to have knowledge and understanding to lead and serve our church and each member.
We will give out information in a timely manner.
If there is any question contact the Elder over your Mini Church.
They will seek to meet the needs of individuals and families...
We have no idea how long this will last but we intend to walk by faith while praying and being wise.
So here is our SCHEDULE FOLLOWS:
4)SUNDAY-945am Encourage to read Colossians with Your Family
5) SUNDAY-11:00 Join us LIVE on FACEBOOK
NO MUSIC this week.
Contact your Mini Church Pastor for needs or questions.
Remember a walk with Jesus is being a cheerful giver, through mailing in,online and dropping your giving at church....
SHELTER,We the Elders love you and desire to lead and serve you.....
Budget and Giving
March 20, 2020 Update
Shelter Church family,
Continue to pray for one another and contact each other as we go through uncertain times. Keeping in mind God is still in control. None of this has surprised Him.
Since we are not meeting in the building for now, we are shutting everything off that we can in order to conserve cost. Keep in mind we still have bills and salaries to pay and we have a biblical responsibility to be good stewards.
Please continue your giving throughout this time so that we can continue to meet the needs of the church. Offerings can be sent by mail, dropped off during regular hours or call one of the elders and they will come and pick it up at your home.
9516 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga TN 37421
2Corinthians 8: 1-7
2Corinthians 9: 1-15
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Committed to loving God & others
Our vision is to be a place where people find healing and hope for eternity.
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*Please read our updates in the Covid-19 section
for changes to our usual schedule during this time*
Sunday School - 9:45 am
Sunday Service - 11:00 am
Celebrate Recovery - Mondays at 6:30 pm
Shelter Church Chattanooga
where people find healing and hope for eternity
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Located in the East Hamilton neighborhood, Shelter Church Chattanooga offers people a place to find healing and hope for eternity. We are dedicated to spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to love God and reach out to our world. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!