We have established the following guidelines to ensure the safest possible experience.
Because of our governor’s new executive order dated July 2, 2020, we continue to strongly encourage the wearing of face masks on the First Baptist Church campus.
College Sunday Morning Bible Study
Teacher Rally for Sunday Morning Bible Study workers (pm)
First Steps (weekday preschool and Mother’s Day Out) begin
September 9 (or 16th)
Prime Time (outdoor) for students (grades 7-12)
Sunday morning Bible study on campus for all ages
Sunday morning worship times return to 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening meals (10 weeks, skipping Nov. 25, ending Dec. 9)
Wednesday evening music, mission, Midway, prayer, Prime Time (indoors) and sanctuary choir activities (10 weeks, skipping Nov. 25, ending Dec. 9)
Sunday evening worship on campus at 6:00 p.m. (10 weeks, skipping Nov. 29, ending Dec. 13)
Youth Choir resumes
Tuesday Noon Bible Study resumes
First Singers resumes
High Risk Categories
Both those who are at risk (elderly or those having underlying health conditions) and those who pose a risk to others (showing symptoms or having been exposed to others showing symptoms within the last 14 days) are encouraged to remain in their homes and participate in the worship services on television or online.
In consideration of others, please do not attend if you have uncontrolled allergies, a common cold, or any other infirmity that would display the same symptoms as the coronavirus.
New Worship Schedule (temporary)
New morning service times are 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Our evening service will remain broadcast/stream only at 6:00 p.m.
Due to our limited ability to social distance in classrooms, Bible Study/ Sunday School, and other activities will continue with the online formats only.
Childcare is available for the three morning worship services by reservation.. Worship attenders are welcome to bring their children into the sanctuary as well. (babies included).
GATHERING PRECAUTIONS AND SAFE PRACTICES
Safe distancing will be practiced, as family units will maintain six feet of space between themselves and the next worshiper. Every other pew, or row of balcony chairs, will remain vacant.
Safe distancing will be practiced in the hallways.
Elevators are to be used by only one household at a time.
We will have a “no hugs, no handshakes” policy.
(UPDATE 06/12/20) The chapel will be available for overflow seating during the 8:30 a.m. service only.
All in attendance are encouraged to bring their own face masks for both their protection and the protection of others.
(UPDATE 06/12/20) The Fellowship Hall will be open for the 8:30 a.m. service only and will be considered a safe zone, with masks required.
Children will stay seated with their families during Pastor’s Pals.
Enter for worship only through West (Harrison Street) and North (Preschool entrance) doors for all services. Exit only through East (Tyler Street) and Southeast (Rotunda/Fellowship Hall) doors.
Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the worship start time, as sanitizing teams will be working for your safety.
No valet parking, as this requires someone else to enter your vehicle.
No offering plate will be passed; offering will be taken at the doors.
Worshipers will be dismissed in an orderly fashion.
The entire housekeeping staff of FBC will be onsite for all services, serving as our sanitizing team, disinfecting all “high touch” surfaces between services.
FBC staff/ushers will assist with both seating and exiting the sanctuary.
No hymnals/pew Bibles will be used during this time.
(UPDATE 06/12/20) Overflow space will be available in the fellowship hall for the 8:30 a.m. service only (safe zone, mask required) and chapel (mask recommended) should we exceed a safe capacity in the sanctuary.
FAMILY LIFE CENTER
Now open for exercise related activities only. These will include walking track, cardio room, gym (for individual walking) and weight room. Equipment will be spaced to ensure social distancing. Downstairs restrooms will be available, but upstairs locker rooms, showers, and sauna will reopen at a later date. Patrons are asked to abide by state recommendations of full hand coverage (gloves) and masks. Abbreviated hours will be 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday. Since all activities will be in accordance with social distancing policies, we ask that participants limit their use to one hour per day. Thank you for your patience as we make the facility and equipment available to as many people as possible.