There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven.
[Ecclesiastes 3:1 CSB]
During the past year plus, we have had manifold occasions to be in awe of God’s provision. Not the least of those blessings has been the willing attitude of our church body in growing up, growing together, and growing our reach in Christ. Despite incredibly difficult circumstances, you have truly lived out the biblical guidance that calls us to:
- Trust the Lord God without testing Him. (See Deuteronomy 6.)
- Obey governing authorities who are not commanding direct disobedience to God. (See Romans 13.)
- Leave room for differences in a-scriptural ideas of how to praise God. That includes not looking down on someone who holds different views on public health or politics. (See Romans 14.)
- Practice self-control and take personal responsibility. (See 1 Corinthians 9.)
- Use every opportunity, even ones that seem evil, for good. (See Genesis 50.)
End of protocols
We plan to remove all Covid-19 protocols on June 1, 2021. We are grateful for all God has done though this tragic year and look forward to continued progress in being His redeemed community doing the great commission by the Spirit’s empowerment for the glory of God.
Below are a few frequently asked questions with brief answers. If you have a question not covered here, please write or call the church. A pastor, staff member, or elder will answer you.
- Will FBKids be fully opened? Yes! Starting June 6, all children’s ministries will be functional.
- Will cleaning continue? Yes, the stringent cleaning practices we have always exercised will continue. Extra spraying required by the state in 2020 will not extend, as such is no longer recommended.
- Can I still wear a mask? Of course! Those who wish may certainly wear face coverings. In fact, we encourage everyone to keep a mask handy so that you can don yours if it helps make another person feel more at ease in conversation with you.
- What if I feel the need to stay home? We trust your wisdom in the Lord and are pleased to continue the livestream indefinitely. It is testimony to the usefulness of that tool that our number of remote worshippers remains very high even as hundreds have come back to church.
Paul Hahn, chairman, for the Elders