Church of the Savior is a non-denominational Christian church founded in 1975 in Wichita, Kansas. Members of our congregation come from many different denominations, weaving a tapestry of multiple Christian traditions. Settled in the heart of the Riverside neighborhood community, Church of the Savior is a thriving body of creative, people-minded followers of Christ. We welcome anyone looking for a spiritual home and whole-heartedly believe you can find it here.
Our Response to COVID19
WE HAVE MOVED TO A TOTAL VIRTUAL HOUSE CHURCH MODEL AS OF SUNDAY, MARCH 29.
Congregation resources if you have concerns about your/someone else’s well-being:
- Cora Olson, Master of Public Health
- Carolyn Gaughan, former Executive Director for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
- The following pastors: Meme Overholt, Willis Overholt, Mark Williams, Charissa Jochems
Community Support Systems
We want to make sure that people are able to connect with one another in this time of challenge. While we will gather virtually in house churches on Sunday mornings, we want to stay aware of how people are doing physically, mentally, and spiritually through out the week. To this end, we have created intentional support systems. Households will be invited to intentionally reach out and support one another, calling or texting as works for the members of the group, during the week to encourage one another and make sure needs are being met. If someone is in need of supports in your group, feel free to contact Cora Olson at 316.263.2391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We desire to not only care for our congregation, but the larger community around us. We invite you to consider how you might safely and hopefully care for your neighbors. Dieneke Henderson is offering to help her neighbors with meals if they need help accessing food for whatever reason. If this is something you would like to consider doing in your neighborhood or would like to assist her in her efforts, please reach out to her for ideas and information on how to effectively go about this process.
Public Health Recommendations
Sedgwick Country has a stay at home order in place. For the sake of your health and the health of those you come in contact with, we urge you to follow this unless your activity falls in an exception category and is necessary. Washing your hands and doing what you can to support your immune system (getting good sleep, eating well, following doctor recommendations if they have provided any regarding your personal needs, etc.). There is a lot of misinformation and virus scams occurring right now. We encourage you to go to reputable sites for information regarding COVID19:
Sedgwick County Stay at Home Order: https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/stay-at-home-order/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
Many doctor offices are putting in place screening protocols so that that clinic staff and patients are not exposed unduly. Please follow recommendations your doctor's office provides and CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU THINK YOU MAY NEED TO BE SEEN – DO NOT SIMPLY SHOW UP AT THE OFFICE. Look into your doctor's after hours numbers in case you become ill and need a consultation on whether to stay at home, make an appointment, or go to the ER. Emergency rooms are not going to perform on-demand testing for COVID-19. So, unless you are having an emergency, please avoid them at all costs. Upper respiratory infections emergencies generally include instances of respiratory distress or significant shortness of breath, overburdening our hospitals and exposing yourself to lots of sick people due to anxiety of COVID-19 is not wise!