COVID-19 UPDATE From FBCAC

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how FBCAC is responding. Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. We will use this page to communicate updates as we get them.  We will also use email and phone tree communication to communicate with our church family. 

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Greetings First Baptist Family,

 

With all of the energy being invested to contain the coronavirus there are a lot of moving parts in our country and local community right now. Our staff is still working to serve you and minister in the community and a part of that is to make the best informed decisions we can for the good of the body. 

 

One of the ways we can practice the social distancing that we have been encouraged to observe is to communicate digitally. So keep an eye on your email inbox as we can communicate faster digitally than we can via phone tree. We will put things on social media and the website as we can but some information may need to come to you directly. We can also send emails/texts remotely should the need arise and we cannot do that with a phone tree. 

 

One way you can help is to remain faithful in your giving and this can also be done digitally. This allows us to continue to support missions as well as minister in the community. Remember that Sunday begins our week of prayer for our Annie Armstrong offering and our missionaries. You will be receiving a prayer guide in the mail later this week in order for us to pray specifically for our missionaries. One great advantage to our digital age is that you can give to Annie via our Website, Church Life app or Text Giving. Not sure how to do that? Click HERE for instructional videos.

 

I look forward to the time when we can be together again and worship our Great God and King with one voice in one place. You know what we get to experience every week in worship is really a miracle that most of the world knows nothing about. What a privilege we enjoy and I look forward to doing it together again.

 

Pastor Bill


HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

  1. Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers who are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
  2. Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and prudence. We can demonstrate to the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
  3. Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick.


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ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE

  • If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.