November 13, 2020 COVID UPDATE

As many may know, we had a church member test positive this week. While there is no indication or suggestion that it was transmitted at church (the member was not at church the Sunday prior to diagnosis), and the state contact tracer said it was highly unlikely this member either picked it up, or spread it at church, we began revisiting our current policies and procedures.  With a second positive test this week in another member, some decisions have been made in regards to safety, and in light of the governor’s updated guidelines:

  • We again request that all who enter the building wear a mask. This is most important when in areas where distancing is COVID-19not practical. We still have disposable masks, individually packaged, available at each entryway.
  • A reminder – if you do not feel physically well, are have a fever (temp scanners are available at entryways), or have reason to believe you have been directly exposed to COVID (or the flu that has begun circulating in some areas), please remain at home and join us online.
  • For the time being, to try to provide space to distance with our fixed pews, every-other row has been designated as an empty pew. Because our pastor feels strongly about not turning anyone away, depriving them of the opportunity to worship together, Hayden Hall will be set up to participate via the livestream. This might be particularly attractive for those who may have internet/streaming issues at home.
  • The Choir will not sit on the platform for worship service or for rehearsals.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL/BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CLASSES: Will NOT meet in-person. Bro. Earnest will continue to record the lesson and it will be available via live-stream (Facebook and Youtube), and will be shown in the sanctuary beginning at 10AM.
  • WEDNESDAY IGNITE! – will continue, but we have suspended food service and will be enforcing masks in the classrooms and other areas where safe spacing cannot be maintained.

Much of what we are trying to do is nothing new, and including the weekly sanitizing of the entire building (thank you Bro. Roger Meredith). While we are not to live in fear, we still should exercise good discernment and use prudence in what we are doing. Please pray for those who have been diagnosed, pray for our pastor, and for each other. If anyone knows of a need for someone in quarantine, please let us know.

*PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PROPER HAND WASHING/SANITIZING IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASE INCLUDING COVID-19.

COVID-19 – July 2 UPDATE

As many may have heard, one of our church members passed soon after being tested for COVID-19 (tested positive). While there is very little likelihood that anyone was within 6 ft. for over 10 minutes, and with another in her household testing positive, we are responding out of an abundance of caution by recommending members and guests join us online for live streaming either via Facebook or our YouTube channel.  For those who still wish to worship in-person, we ask that you maintain a minimum of 6ft. distance from others or wear a face covering. Hand sanitizer is still available as well as a few masks.  We also ask that if you have any of the following, that you do not enter the building:

 

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Unusual Fatigue
  • Body Aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever (Greater than 100.4)
  • COUGH
  • Shortness of Breath

 

Join us streaming:

www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistCaveSprings/

https://tinyurl.com/CAVESPRINGSFBC

 

Now on YouTube!

To reach the widest audience possible, we have launched on YouTube! We will be migrating our streaming to this channel over the course of the next few weeks. You can “subscribe” and be notified when new videos are posted.

What to Expect:

  • Messages from Morning Worship
  • Event video
  • Teaching Videos
  • Announcements
  • and more!

January 20, 2019 – SERVICES CANCELED

While most roads are clear, our parking lot is a sheet of black ice. Out of an abundance of concern for safety, services with First Baptist Church, Cave Springs are cancelled today.

Please spend time in the word, particularly Psalm 5 (the core of our current preaching series). We will see you Wednesday for IGNITE!

WEATHER and Church Services

We do not take the cancelation of services lightly. Generally, unless conditions are deemed highly risky, we try not to cancel services. Regular updates are available on our facebook page.

Regardless of service schedule, please always use good sense. We cannot survey every conceivable road between you and the church campus. If it is too risky, don’t put your health and safety on the line.

FBC Celebrates Christmas!

On December 9, First Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with our young people, as they present Shepherds, Sheep and a Savior at 11AM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following Sunday, December 16th, we will witness the First Baptist Choir and Drama Team presenting The Worship of Christmas, featuring multiple soloists, and historic flashbacks as we are reminded of the real meaning of

CHRISTmas!