temporARY return to drive-in church August 15, 2021

Dear Church Family,

The Coronavirus Delta variant is still making its way through the local population and may not let up for several more weeks. A good number of church members who had been attending a Sunday morning service have had to stay home over safety concerns. Many church members have asked us to consider re-starting Drive-In Church until the current situation settles down.

This Sunday, the 8:15 am service will take place as Drive-In Church at the Eagle Mountain property. The 10:50 am service will take place as planned in the Worship Center. We plan to keep doing Drive-In Church until we are able to restart Sunday School.

Please pray for our community as we weather this storm. May the Lord lead us to someone who needs to hear about Him in these difficult times.

Many Blessings!

Gene <><

pastor's coronavirus message july 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

Greetings Church Family,

     Several weeks ago, when we started back to worship and Sunday school on campus, we told you that we would keep an eye on the Coronavirus situation and make recommendations when necessary. Coronavirus cases are on the rise, hospitalizations are up, younger people are being affected, and several church members have been infected recently. We believe that, by implementing a few temporary measures based on Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) guidelines, we can do our part to reduce the spread of the virus.

     According to ADH guidelines, people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may wish to refrain from entering certain facilities if they are in a vulnerable category, especially those who have underlying health conditions. Additionally, facial coverings and physical distancing of six feet are recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. To best follow these guidelines and to protect the unvaccinated population at First Baptist Church, we are recommending the following temporary actions for activities that do not allow for appropriate social distancing:

     - A pause in in-person Sunday School classes

     - A pause in childcare

     - A return to Food Pantry curbside

Worship services at 8:15 am and 10:50 am will continue with increased social distancing.

     Our goal is very simple: we want to make sure that we protect our church family from the spread of this virus while giving us the freedom to be together for worship. Please continue to pray with us as we seek the Lord’s wisdom in leading and serving our church family.

Bro. Stacy