Scandia Statement for Pandemic

After listening to and reading federal and state guidelines, the Council of Scandia Covenant Church has made the hard decision to not physically meet together until we feel we can do so safely.  We make this decision not out of personal interest but out of the interests of our entire community.

Instead of physically meeting together, we have some digital ways that we can continue to connect with each other.  We will post a pre-recorded video Sunday morning both here on the website and on Facebook.  We hope that you can join us for “worship” Sunday mornings.  If you don’t have any internet, please reach out to the church office so we can make arrangements to get you something during this time.

Pastor Aaron is also doing Evening Prayers, Monday-Saturday at 8PM live on Facebook.  Those short messages will be put on the church website under the “Messages” tab shortly after they are completed.

Giving.  We have two main ways for you to continue to give to the work and ministries of Scandia Covenant Church.  The most obvious way is through the mail.  You can mail your checks to the church (18 Peterson Rd. Russell PA 16345).  We also have an online option to give as well.  You can do that at the church website (  There is a “Giving” tab that will take you to our giving page where you can use Paypal or a credit card.

If you would like to give directly to the church account, and save us some paypal fees, please call the church office and Sherri will reach out to you and walk you through that process.


Friends these are unprecedented times.  There’s no easy road map to follow.  Please know that we are working hard to make wise choices for all of us.  None of these decisions are simple.

We serve a good God.  I want to encourage you to pray for our leaders.  Pray for our church.  Pray for Council.  Look out for those who might need a hand.  Call people to check in on them.


Blessings all and wash your hands –  Pastor Aaron