Here you will find information regarding our response to the            Covid-19 Pandemic.

     As the coronavirus disease spreads around the globe, thousands of deaths have forced decision-makers to cancel sporting events, restrict international travel, and discourage common social interactions. Individuals are being asked to self-quarantine. Financial markets are in disarray. Daily lives are being disrupted. For the elderly and others with weakened immune systems, the virus is more than an inconvenience: it is a deadly threat.

     We here at Faith Baptist are also affected. Meeting for worship, Bible study, and general fellowship has all been greatly affected.  Our general routines and interactions can easily facilitate disease transmission from one person to another.

     Here are a few things that we are doing in response to the dangers and disruptions associated with the coronavirus pandemic:

  • We are relying on the Lord for His provision of guidance and power.
    • Natural disasters and global pandemics force us to face our human frailty and mortality. Life as we know it is threatened and death becomes an imminent possibility. Priorities change. Fear becomes a constant companion.
    • Christians are not immune to anxiety. We encourage you to seek the Lord during the crisis, relying on the Lord’s promise: “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” John 14:18. If Jesus is present, then we lack nothing. He will supply all we need to do everything He calls us to do during this coronavirus pandemic.
    • We are praying and asking the Lord to fill His people with His mind and His heart.
  • We are cooperating with our local authorities
    • Local municipalities and county governments are working hard to protect the people within their jurisdiction, and we will continue to cooperate with them.
  • We are gathering reliable information
    • Misinformation and conflicting advice spread faster than a virus.
    • We are going directly to the most reliable sources of information and reading announcements and guidance documents for ourselves.
  • We are planning for ongoing ministry
    • In response to Peter’s confession of faith, Jesus said, “… on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18. When Jesus is building His church, when His people are yielded to Him and following His direction; nothing in heaven or hell can stop the forward advance of His church. The routine activities of the church may be disrupted by the virus, but there’s no need to hit “pause” on the Spirit-led ministry of the church.
    • We are working daily to find new and better ways to continue ministry and connect our people. We have improved our online Services, Bible studies, and general presence, several Sunday Schools are conducting class via the internet, our deacons are actively reaching out to families in their care, and we are open to suggestions to better carry out our mission.
    • Our leadership daily seeks the latest information on the virus, its effects, and our potential response.
     What we are experiencing is unprecedented, but we can rest assured that God is still God and it is in Him we trust as we look forward and move ahead knowing that He alone is sovereign.
 
 
Serving Him,
Pastor Larry