Dear Church Family,
As most of you know, Pastor Brad tested positive for COVID 19 this Thursday (September 24th). He is doing ok, but per medical protocol, both his family and anyone that he came into contact with has to be quarantined for 10 or 14 days, including all of our office staff (contact is defined at proximity of 6 feet or closer for 15 minutes on the day he first felt symptoms on Wednesday). Bro Keith Weatherly will be preaching and Jackson Dronebarger will be leading us in worship on Sunday.
All of the appropriate people have been notified and our facility will be thoroughly cleaned. To be on the safe side, we will be meeting over the next 2 weeks for worship service at the pavilion. We hope this will answer your questions, ease your concerns, and get us all ready to make the most of our gathering this Sunday.
If you are considered high risk, please consider the medical protocol that is recommended for your circumstance and feel free to utilize our online option that will be available at 6:00p.m. on Sunday night. Every person/family, please make the best decision for yourself/yourselves.
If you are feeling sick or have or have had a temperature in the past few days, please stay home for the safety of others. Obviously, please do not attend if you have have tested positive and have not been cleared as recovered.
If you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to watch our online worship service instead of the public gathering.
Volunteers will be wearing masks before and after the service. Masks are not required for this outdoor service, however, in consideration of our attendees, volunteers will be wearing them while assisting our members.
Hand Sanitizer Stations will be set up around the pavilion for your convenience. Feel free to utilize those, or bring some with you.
We desire for our outside service to be reverent in worship (in our heart’s attitude to God) but casual and comfortable in atmosphere. Please dress casually, as you see fit, for an outdoor service in the sun.
Restrooms will be available at the pavilion. We ask that only one person use the restroom at a time. Our service is only one hour long, so we suggest using the restroom before you come to church.
Worship Service Details:
Our Worship service will be from 10:00am – 11:00am. We will intentionally keep our service short for a number of reasons (outdoor setting, no child care, etc…). We encourage you to arrive from 9:30am – 9:55am so that we will be in place and ready to start promptly at 10:00am sharp.
You can join us under the pavilion, or be seated in the field surrounding the pavilion. We are making every effort to provide folks with the opportunity to worship while keeping with social distancing guidelines.
Seating under the pavilion will be limited. Our chairs will be sanitized and spread out. The seats will be grouped together so families can sit together while maintaining appropriate social distance from others. Seating is not reserved, however, we want to be very mindful of our senior adults who may have a difficult time sitting in the field around the pavilion.
The best option for many will be sitting in the field surrounding the pavilion. Please bring your own chairs, or a blanket for your family. You may seat yourself on the lawn, but please be mindful of distance between family units (at least 6ft).
Kids will remain with families for the duration of the service. We will not be offering children’s church or nursery at this time. Feel free to bring blankets, strollers, toys, snacks, books, or whatever may be needed to make it a more comfortable experience.
Our service at the pavilion is weather permitting. We will be keeping an eye on the weather, but right now, the forecast looks beautiful! If service must be cancelled due to weather, that decision will be made as early as possible, and we will move our worship service to online only. That decision will be announced through all of our different communication channels.
If you are not able to attend, or do not feel comfortable gathering, our worship service will be recorded and posted online at our website, FBC Streaming Youtube Channel, and FBC Facebook Page by 6:00pm on Sunday night. We love you and are praying for you and your families.Please let us know if you have any other questions or if you would like to serve on one of our teams that helps facilitate these plans. We need plenty of servants!
Pastors Brad, Jon & Kevin