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Sunday, March 29, 2020
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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 Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

What the world is witnessing, at this time, has not been seen in over 100 years.  Not since the Spanish Influenza of 1918, has the world been faced with a pandemic that has affected our way of life, as we have witnessed during these past weeks.

 

Our world has seemingly changed overnight, as  measures are being taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and eradicate the virus from our nation.

 

The truth is, as with any virus, there are no cures, only immunizations which lesson the chances of contracting a particular virus.  In the case of COVID-19, they are working on immunizations, but do not have one as of yet.  So the only way to combat this virus is to minimize contact with other people through what has become known as "Social Distancing."  President Trump, under the advisement of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends not gathering in groups larger than 10 people.  If a person feels symptomatic: (fever, cough, restricted breathing) they should quarantine themselves and contact their physician.  Only by limiting the number of "hosts" that this virus is able to infect, will we be able to get back to life as normal.

 

What does that mean for us?  How do we as Christians respond? Scripture says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Tim. 1:7.  As believers, we are not to act out of fear, however we are to use sound judgment. With that being said, the Deacons and I met on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to discuss how we need to proceed in light of the information that has been given us.  Each one of us were in complete agreement that in the best interest of the health and safety of our church family, as well as our community, that it best to follow the recommendation of our President, and the CDC, and suspend all services at First Baptist Church, Tiptonville, until Saturday, April 4, 2020.  Please know that this decision was neither made lightly, nor out of fear.  Rather, out of concern for every worshiper, as well as our neighbors.  Each of us need to do our part in preventing the further spread of this virus.

 

Even though we will not be gathering here at 619 Church St. to worship, we can STILL WORSHIP!!!  Our building isn't the church -- YOU ARE!  I want to invite you to come together for worship at your homes.  We will continue to Live Stream Sunday Morning Worship during this time that we cannot gather physically.  We are using Facebook Live, so you need to sign up for a free Facebook account, if you do not have one.  Once you have Facebook (either on your smart phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV), you can click on the link at the bottom of this home page and it will direct you to our Facebook page.  I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to gather with your family members and worship together during these challenging days.

 

This is definitely one of the most challenging things that I have faced in my years of ministry, but it is also a time of great opportunity!  It is a time where a frightened world is realizing how fragile and fleeting life and health truly are.  What a time in which to share the GOOD NEWS!

 

My prayers are with you!

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/