are available on a cart between the doors at Salem's south entrance.
The outer door is unlocked. You may enter there and devotionals are just inside the door.
Salem’s COVID-19 Plan
Information for the Week of March 22.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Due to Salem's Phase #4 Status of our Covid-19 Plan and Governor Kim Reynolds' emergency proclamation; "all planned large gatherings and events must be canceled until after the termination of this disaster" we will not be posting our regular week at a glance calendar of events.
When no one is in the office, calls to Salem are being forwarded remotely to staff. Pastor Joel can be contacted on his cell phone. Emails will still be monitored daily. Although Pastors are currently restricted from making personal home visits we hope to stay connected via phone calls and social media. We as a congregation will be working to keep our members from feeling isolated or without help. Some members have already volunteered to pick up medications or groceries for those who are unable to do so. Please don't hesitate to keep in touch with those you normally share the peace with on Sunday mornings and offer God's peace remotely through the week and this time of uncertainty.
Currently Salem's 7:00 p.m. Lenten Worship and 8:30 a.m. Worship Service will be live streamed.
We will continue to have our regular live radio broadcast on KIOW 107.3 Sunday Mornings at 8:30.
Salem’s COVID-19 Plan
PHASE #1 Encourage good hygiene, change cleaning policies, and enhance food handling
procedures. Encourage all people who are sick to remain at home.
● not shaking hands when greeting each other or sharing the peace.
● encouraging hand washing, hand sanitizing, and avoiding facial contact.
● not passing the offering plates.
● sanitizing regularly.
PHASE #2 Encourage social distancing, no longer offer fellowship or gatherings with food.
Specific recommendations for this phase are that we will:
● continue to offer midweek and Sunday worship but encourage social distancing.
● discontinue gatherings with food including Fellowship.
● serve communion continuously.
● discontinue hymnal use and print all worship materials in the bulletin, remove all
paper materials from the sanctuary.
● continue the practice of not passing the offering plates.
● disinfect high touch areas daily.
PHASE #3 If there is a presumptive case of COVID-19 in Winnebago or Worth County or
community spread in nearby counties, encourage all boards and nonessential gatherings to
meet via phone (or Zoom if possible) or postpone gatherings. Encourage all members who are
over 60, have underlying health issues or are pregnant to remain home. Provide worship
offerings with no human contact and offer online options for the community. Postpone Faith
Formation and Lenten worship.
PHASE #4 In the event that the Lake Mills Community School District closes and/or faith
communities are asked not to gather in any way, we will move all worship services online or via
video. The building will remain open to the public; however, hours are subject to change. Staff
will work remotely or in the building.
PHASE #5 If there is a known case of COVID-19 within the Salem community, the building will
be closed immediately and cleaned by professionals. Working with public health, Salem’s
leadership will follow guidelines for communicating with the broader community and mobilize a
proper quarantine. Salem’s building will be closed and worship will be online.
The Executive Board has been working with a select group of Healthcare members and will
continue to use their guidance to steer us through the COVID-19 Plan.