Dear members and friends of Columbus First Baptist Church,
As we head into this holiday season we are also heading into a time of great concern for many as we see increased cases of COVID-19 in our community, and church body. Dr. Morse contacted the elders and shared with us his serious concern over the situation and his desire for the safety of our church members. We are very thankful for Dr. Morse and his wisdom in this area.
We understand that all of life has risk and ultimately each person is responsible for themselves to decide what amount of risk they are willing to take and then live accordingly. However, in light of the current situation and the counsel we have received the elders believe it would be wise to cancel all CFBC events and gatherings outside of the Lord’s Day worship service for the remainder of 2020. This includes Sunday School, Wednesday night studies for all ages, and men’s and women’s bible studies. We will also increase our efforts to properly social distance in the church building. We will be sectioning off rows in the sanctuary, will make livestream available in the fireside room to accommodate more space for people to socially distance, and provide masks.
With the increased numbers in the community and amongst our body, we believe this is necessary so that we may continue to gather as safely as possible. We firmly believe in the importance of the gathering of the saints to worship and do not plan to cancel Lord’s Day worship services in the future. We do ask that if you have any symptoms, even if you just think it is a common cold, that you stay home and join us through the livestream. If you are vulnerable or at risk we ask that you stay home and join us through the livestream.
Please continue to pray for one another and for the spiritual and physical health of our church body during this difficult season.
Updated Sunday morning guidelines (as of August 2020):
We will continue to provide links and suggestions to aid you and your family in worshipping at home.
We want to remind all our members and friends, and anyone reading this page, that the tension caused by the Coronavirus, Covid-19, gives the people of God the opportunity to stand against fear and to pray in faith for those impacted by this outbreak. As Paul writes in Philippians 4:6-7, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. As God's children, let us throw off fear and anxiety and turn to Him in prayer and stand as a light to the world around us.
Let's continue to pray for the following:
During the weeks of this pandemic, we will be live-streaming Sunday mornings via Facebook at 10:15am. Please find us on Facebook on our Columbus First Baptist Church page: @columbusfbc