COVID-19 Response

What we are doing during this uncertain time | How to stay connected.

CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES

 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE: After much prayer, consideration, and counsel we have reached a decision to move all our Sunday morning services to online only at 9:30 am until further notice.

 

All programming has been cancelled until further notice:

  • Small Groups

  • All MidWeek Activities (Bible Study and Kids)

  • Bible Studies (including Ladies Bible Study Fellowship, Saturday Morning Bible Study and Women on Mission)

  • FBC Kids

  • FBC Youth

  • New Life Clothes Closet

Email from Johnny Long, Pastor | 6.14.2020

 

I hope and pray that you and your family are navigating this challenging season well.  So very much is going on in our world and I trust you are praying; please know that I am praying for you as well.

 

Many of you are surely wondering what the next steps for our church will be in reopening to worship and all other activities on the church premises.  I too am very concerned – and I am very much in prayer, seeking God’s wisdom and direction in what to do next and when.

 

After much discussion and sharing with our Vision Team, other key church leaders, and our insurance company – we believe it is in our best interest to continue to worship virtually in these next few weeks – and continue to regularly assess the situation as we move forward.

 

Among our primary concerns are the safety and well being of all our church family and any guests who might join us in Sunday morning worship.  We recognize many among us have medical conditions or are otherwise at high risk for illness if exposed to the virus – or have family members that are high risk.  We know we must take the necessary and responsible precautions to prepare our facility for us to be here, as well as communicate instructions to all and state clear expectations for meeting in person.  We will need assistance in making preparations and communicating vital information – and so I will be following up with you all soon, on these specific needs, requesting your help.

 

Also, during these weeks of virtual worship – we have heard from those who have “tuned in” with us and have encountered God in worship, in very real and life-changing ways.  We are currently pursuing the means of maintaining and continuing a video ministry for our worship in order to not lose these virtual connections when we worship in person again.  God has graciously provided this new and creative means of reaching others with His love – and so we pray that we respond well and faithfully to how and where He is leading us.

 

Thank you all for your understanding, your continued faithfulness, and your prayers for all that God is doing and how He is moving among us.  Please join me and your leaders in daily prayer for His ongoing wisdom, leading, and provision for this, His church family.  If there is anything that we can pray specifically for you and your family – or do for you – please let me know.

 

I miss and love you,


Johnny Long
jlong@firstbaptistdeland.org

 

 

 

How can you help?

 

The best way to prevent spreading the virus is to follow these CDC recommended hygiene practices:

 

  • Please stay home when you are sick with a fever or cough. We invite you to worship with us online at FBCA.com.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

 

While the full impact of an outbreak cannot be predicted, our team is diligently working to prepare and minimize the impact. The health and safety of our faith family remain a top priority. For future updates regarding coronavirus, be sure to keep a lookout for additional emails and check our website; firstbaptistdeland.org and updated social media postings.

 

Finally, please join us in prayer for those impacted by this virus, for those suffering the pain of loss, and that many will discover the hope of Jesus in these uncertain times. Most importantly, let us trust in the Lord and His promises.

 

For official health information, please consult the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

 

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

Psalm 46:1

 

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