On Mother’s Day, May 10, we started back meeting in person for our worship services with an 8:00 a.m. service for those age 65 plus; and a 10:30 service for all ages that we also continue to live stream on our church Facebook page. The majority of you are streaming the service along with hundreds of visitors. On June 14 we will start back many of our Sunday morning small group Bible studies (Sunday School) with social distancing; and on Wednesday, June 17 we will have our Wednesday evening meal with extra tables set up to space out, and we will have children, and youth activities beginning that Wednesday.
Choirs, including the adult choir are not starting up yet. The children’s ministry is taking extra precautions and are meeting in different rooms. The vans will not be able to pick up on Sundays. The library is not opening yet. Special Friends are not meeting yet. Sunday night activities are not meeting yet. Some of these ministries may begin in August if Covid-19 numbers make it wise. If we start having community contagion within the church, we will take a pause again.
Please continue to stay home if you or a family member has any symptoms and it is recommended you wear a mask if you are in any environment where you cannot be sure of social distancing. This is to protect others if you happen to be an asymptomatic carrier. Please help protect others by wiping down handles and other common touch items. We are giving you the opportunity to come together, but we want you to pray it through for your family and do what God says.
Continue to pray and ask God to bring revival through this pandemic. Seek His help and ask Him to turn away this pestilence. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (NLT2) “13 At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” Join us and other Bell County Baptist to pray for this on June 14 at 6:00 p.m. in our sanctuary.