Beginning Sunday, June 7, our Sunday Service Resumes
We offer a Sunday worship service inside our building at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Though we encourage registration to ensure proper social distancing, we will not turn anyone away. Register HERE.
We also have in our building a Sunday evening service at 6:00 pm and Wednesday Prayer Time at 7:00 pm.
Those who want to attend a Sunday service should sign up for the service time they prefer. Those with health high-risk are encouraged to attend the early service. Two identical services are offered – 9:00 and 10:30 am.
Services will last less than 45 minutes. We will sing one congregational song, hear special music, spend time in prayer, watch videos from a missionary and a member’s salvation story, and Pastor Burdine will share a Bible-based sermon. A pre-recorded service will continue to broadcast on Facebook and Youtube Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:30 am with all of the same ingredients.
Seating capacity in the worship center will be reduced, allowing for ample space between members who are not part of the same family. We will sit every other row with families together. Please fill in the front rows first. Dismissal from the back row first. The fellowship hall (Video Cafe) will be available as an overflow at the 10:30 am service (only one family per table).
Exterior doors will be unlocked 10 minutes prior to each service to allow proper sanitizing. Doors will be propped open and a greeter will welcome all attendees. We discourage handshaking and hugs at this time. Please maintain a six foot social distance. Safety team members will continue to lock exterior doors after each service has started.
Please pick up a program on a table inside the lobby.
No offering plates will be passed during the worship service. Please use the GIVING BOX in the church lobby for donations and Connection Cards.
Drinking fountains will not be operational.
Coffee will not be served.
Masks will not be required. However, those who wish to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available, including gloves and masks.
Sanitation teams will clean and disinfect between all services.
There will be no children’s ministries, nursery, or Sunday school classes.
Gifts will not be handed to first-time guest, but they will be free to take one for themselves.
There will be no formal greeting time.
The response to Covid-19 has been unprecedented—most of us have never seen anything like this in our lifetime and perhaps you, your children, or people you know have struggled with anxiety or fear as the media continues to paint a dismal picture.
Uncertainty can drive a host of emotions—but let me encourage you to remember that our God is completely sovereign, and He is most certainly in control of this situation. The 46th Psalm says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah”
The message of that Psalm is timely because it reminds us that God is the one to whom we run because God is the One who is worthy of all of our confidence and trust.
In these uncertain times, don’t panic and don’t adopt the attitude of those whose only hope is in this life. If you are saved, then you are in Christ and the Holy Spirit is in you—so rest in His presence and find comfort and joy in the reality that your life is in the sovereign grip of God. This means you can be diligent, wise and discerning without worrying or giving in to fear. You can also be ready to share the hope you have in Christ with those who are struggling and trying to make sense of everything that is happening.
We have an amazing opportunity unfolding right before our eyes to help people find the assurance and certainty that they are desperately searching for. Let’s stay on mission, together.
This is certainly a challenging time in the life of our nation, but this is the time when we must remember that we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
Covid-19 is a stark reminder that we live in a fallen world filled with sin, heartache, and destruction. But the greatest enemy of humankind, death, was defeated when Jesus rose from the grave and now, because of His death and resurrection, all who believe in Him for salvation can enjoy everlasting hope and life in Him. The gospel is the good news we get to carry to our neighbors in this time of uncertainty. So, have faith in God and place all of your hope in Him.
How do we pray and what do we pray for during this challenge?
Pray for this pandemic to end quickly with minimal loss of life.
Pray for researchers to find a vaccine.
Pray for health care professionals as they stand on the front-lines attempting to help as many people as possible.
Pray for our government leaders to make wise decisions and be united in their efforts to protect our nation, our state, and our community.
Pray for other believers to stand strong in the faith so that we might be a light in this darkness.
Pray for gospel-preaching churches to encourage and equip their members to have faith during uncertainty.
Pray for those who are sick with this virus, and pray for the families of those who have died from complications brought on by Covid-19.
Pray for those who have lost their jobs and are experiencing financial and relational stress as a result of decisions made to curtail the spread of this virus.
We have a responsibility to care for our neighbors. If you or someone you know has been quarantined or is struggling with anxiety, fear, or with basic needs because of this outbreak, please contact the Church Office or one of our pastors. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. In addition, we have restaurant gift cards and our food pantry, including basic household necessities to help in time of need.