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Regather

santa Clara County

Churches in Santa Clara County:

Let's re-gather safely

At the launch of Jesus' ministry, he went to the synagogue, as was his custom, and then declared the mission of ministry:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Through our collective efforts, we've made great progress in flattening the COVID curve.  But Santa Clara County's poor have paid a price for that success.  We estimate that there's more than 14,000 families in Santa Clara County facing eviction and displacement and homelessness in 2021 when the eviction moratorium expires.  

It is our vision to re-gather churches in Santa Clara County, using scientific best practices to limit the spread of COVID, while collectively determining to live out Jesus' mission to "proclaim good news to the poor."

We're advocating to:

Gather for worship

Using best practices backed by solid science, we can safely regather to worship.

Join the fight against the Poverty Pandemic

Santa Clara County's poor have been hit hard by the Viral Pandemic & Poverty Pandemic.  As we re-gather, we're committed to joining the fight to support those that Jesus called the "Blessed"!

recommendations

Dr. Cheryl Ho, M.D., Stanford University Assistant Professor of Medicine and Healing Grove Health Center CEO has these recommendations to enable churches to safely reopen during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Make your voice heard!

We need your help.  We're encouraging church goers throughout Santa Clara County to let their elected officials know that it's time to re-gather churches indoors safely.  

You can make your voice heard in just a few minutes.  

Write an email and send it to the Board of Supervisors.  Simply copy & paste these email addresses and send them a note!

Example email:

[Write your own unique subject line]

[Write a personal note about why going back to church is important to you]

....
I'm writing to encourage the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to allow indoor church gatherings. Since Santa Clara County has now moved to the "Substantial" state tier, the state of California allows indoor meetings of up to 100 people.  We're advocating that the County of Santa Clara allow indoor meetings with restrictions under state law.  Please consider implementing the recommendations for church meetings put forward by Dr. Cheryl Ho, M.D. and Dr. Angela Bymaster, M.D., available at http://www.regatherscc.com/

As we re-gather, our churches are committed to partnering in the fight against the poverty pandemic!

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

 

Listen to Supervisor Susan Ellenberg's comments!

Sept 22, Board of Supervisor Meeting

“Our 1st amendment freedoms including the freedom of worship warrant special protection.  I know the board can’t amend the health order; I’m not suggesting it should but I would urge serious reconsideration of protected first amendment activities especially again with weather getting colder and holidays approaching.  Let’s make sure that we’re attending to the physical and spiritual health needs of our residents.”

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