First Baptist Church Tiptonville
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Service Times

Sunday:

Sunday School
10:00 AM
Morning Worship
11:00 AM
Choir Practice
5:00 PM
Evening Worship
6:00 PM
 

Wednesday:

Bible Study                      6:00 PM
TeamKID                          6:00 PM
Youth Group                    6:00 PM
 

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Welcome to FBC Online!

 
 

 

Dear Church family,

 

For the past 10 weeks, we have had to worship from our homes through online streaming.  I want to thank you for your faithfulness to our Lord, and His church, during this time.  On Sunday, June 7th, our church family will have the opportunity to come and worship under the same roof!  It will be our first opportunity, in 12 weeks, to do so.

However, with the threat of COVID-19 still present, we must operate differently to insure the safety of those most vulnerable.  The deacons and I have met several times, and we agree that we open the church for services on June 7, with safety measures in place to protect everyone.

The safety measures are as follows:

  1. We will begin our “In-person” worship with one (1) service.  11:00 AM, Sunday mornings.  If more people attend than we can safely accommodate, we will add an additional service.  We will not be offering Sunday School, Evening Worship, or Wednesday services at this time.
  2. The West entrance to the Sanctuary (parking lot side)will be open, and is the only door that we will use for entering and exiting the service.  The Sunday School and Family Life Center areas will be closed.
  3. Hand sanitizer, paper towels, and face masks, will be available in the West entrance foyer.
  4. We will use alternating pews to seat people.  In order to maintain a six foot distance in front and behind.
  5. Based on the length of our pews, only 2 people (except for members of the same family) per pew.  The pew Bibles and Hymn books have been removed to prevent any cross-contamination or spread of any virus.  The pews and furniture will be disinfected before, and after, all services.
  6. he bathroom located at the front of the Sanctuary (Piano side) will be available for use.  We will have someone available to      disinfect the bathroom after each use.
  7. We will not be passing an offering plate during the service.  Giving of tithes and offerings is a vital part of our worship, however to prevent any spread by contact, we will not pass an offering plate.  There will be a basket, located near the center aisle, at the rear of the Sanctuary, where you may place your tithes and offerings as you enter or exit the service.
  8. Please refrain from handshakes and hugs!  If you know me at all, you know that I love shaking hands and embracing my church family!  However, to insure that I do not transfer any virus, I will not be in my normal place, in the back, shaking hands, when the  service concludes.  This breaks my heart, because I love you all, but for your safety, I will refrain from doing so.  I ask each of you to do the same.
  9. Last, but certainly not the least: If you do not feel well, running a fever, persistent coughing, or if you are a high health risk for contracting COVID-19, please do not attend!  We are taking every precaution that we can to insure everyone’s safety, but you, personally, must weigh the risk and reward!  We will continue to Live-Stream our services on Facebook.  If you are concerned that it is too soon for you to come back, I encourage you to continue to worship with us online.  NO ONE is going to judge ANYONE!

 

      June 7th church looks much different than March 15th church did!  Believe me, I know!  In many ways, since COVID-19, the world before us, looks different than the world behind us.   One thing that has not changed, however, is that lost people need Jesus!  It is still our mission and mandate to reach them.  In whatever form we worship and witness, Let’s lift up Jesus for all the world to see.


I love you each and all,

Bro. John

 

 
 

 

          
 
 
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Live Stream Sunday Morning's!

Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings via Facebook Live!  You can click the link below and join us live at 11:00 AM, (Central Daylight Savings Time), or watch the recorded service anytime later at your convenience.
 
www.facebook.com/firstbaptisttiptonville/