Join us this Fri night for a special Open Gym with spercial guest Siran Stacy. We’ll have our regular time of recreation and fellowship and then a special devotion by Siran. JOIN US FROM 6-9 pm THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
In addition to the regular bible studies, D-life groups and other small groups that are currently meeting on Sunday night, we will offer a bible study in the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to attend. The introductory class will be taught on April 24 by Gary Johnson.
Our First Friday basketball was moved this month to this coming Friday 6-8pm. All middle school and high school age kids are welcome to come play basketball. This event is open to our community as well as members of our church.
COME JOIN US! Our Easter Service on April 17th will be at 10:15 am. Sunday School will be at the normal time at 9:00 am.
Dear Church Family,
Please note that we will NOT have “in house” worship or small groups for the month of January (January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th or 31st).
Please make note of the following items:
A) The church campus will essentially be closed except for staff for the month of January as it was back in April-July.
B) This is what I have shared with the staff and deacon body:
“I have spoken with our chairman of deacons (Claude Rigsby) and I have also been in touch with our church staff regarding our plans for the month of January.
Due to the fact that Covid-19 numbers have been peaking at their highest numbers in Alabama in recent days (regularly between 4,000 and 5,000 cases per day), we are going to return to virtual worship services for the month of January.
That means that we will have no “in house” worship services or small groups for the month of January. While we obviously dislike doing this, it seems like both the wisest and safest thing to do. January could be extremely difficult for Alabama and especially for our hospitals if the effects of family gatherings continue to impact Covid-19 numbers in our state like Thanksgiving gatherings seem to have done. We will make a decision about our February plans during the last week of January.”
C) The good news is that the Covid vaccine is being “rolled out” even as I type this note. Hopefully and prayerfully, things could be significantly different in a few more months as the effects of the vaccine began to be seen.
D) Regarding Wee-Care: Wee Care follows the schedule and plans our Madison County school system and they will continue to do that. If Kim Hutto, our Wee-Care director, changes anything about Wee-Care, I will let you know.
E) Regarding January Youth D-Now: Bro. Joe will issue an update tomorrow, but it will most likely be moved to a later date.
Thank you for your continued godly, spiritually mature, flexibility during these days. Thank you also for praying for your staff and deacons as we negotiate the challenges of these days as well.
I love you FBC! Better days are ahead! Love in Christ, Bro. Tommy (and staff and deacons)
Dear Church Family,
I am sure that you are very aware of the increasing Covid-19 numbers in our county and state. Our local hospitals and our local schools are presently adjusting their activities in response to the increase. After conferring with our staff and also with our chairman of deacons, we feel the need to adjust our schedule at this time.
A) What is going to change:
1) We will NOT host “in house” Sunday School for the month of December. That means that Sunday School classes will need to return to their “Zoom” meetings for now.
2) We will also move our worship time back to 10:30 am to allow SS classes the time to Zoom and then to come to worship.
Note: We will make a decision about returning to in house SS for January at the end of the month of December.
B) What will remain the same.
1) We will CONTINUE to host in house worship with children’s church and a nursery. (However, as I have already stated, at 10:30 am)
2) We will CONTINUE to host Sunday night youth small groups and Wednesday night Awana and youth worship. We will continue to host these groups because they are not in small rooms (like Sunday School) and they can socially distance more effectively.
3) We will CONTINUE to allow small groups like D-Life to use our buildings. However, they must meet either in the sanctuary, in the chapel, or in our largest SS classrooms which would allow them to socially distance effectively. This means that if an adult SS class desired to meet during the week here at the church, that would be possible. But again, they would need to meet in a large enough area to socially distance.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. As you are well aware, both our schools and hospitals are having to make regular adjustments as to how they are operating, and we are no different from them. Thank you for your faithfulness to worship and serve the Lord, even as we are having to make regular adjustments to how we are operating. I love each and appreciate each of you! God bless, Bro. Tommy
Due to running out of funds, we will not be able to host our Community Food Pickup anymore. We have valued being able to provide food bags for so many families each Monday since March, and have heard so many stories of people being impacted! Thank you for letting us serve you.
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