Dear FBC Family,
I hope you and your family are well and growing through this challenging time. I miss our time together at the “church building” and am looking forward to when we can meet again in person. Before we meet in person there are several things to consider as we’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week we sent out a survey for all of our members and regular attenders to take in regard to how we reopen the church. The results of the survey have shown several general thoughts about reopening.
As a result of the survey and other reports that have been read, we are giving the following guidelines for reopening:
We are treating this situation much like we do inclement weather - if you don't feel safe, please stay home. You will be respected with whatever choice you make. Parents will need to talk with their children and help them understand the social distancing necessary for everyone's safety concerns. We currently do not have the capability to live-stream the video of the service in the fellowship hall. Therefore, we may have to hold two services until attendance restrictions are lifted.
These guidelines have been prayerfully considered as we are instructed in the Scriptures:
"If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the interests of others."
With this in mind, I look forward to worshiping together as soon as is prudent and safe. Please feel free to ask questions. I’ll continue to send updates as we learn more.