Our current status at First Baptist Blairsville (Updated January 4, 2021)
We are now meeting in person for both of our Sunday morning worship services at 9am and 10:45am. Out of love for one another, we are asking that masks be worn when anyone is not in their seat in the worship center. We are also continuing with our social distancing and cleaning procedures.
Don’t forget, we livestream both worship services as well on Sunday mornings so that if you choose to stay home you can continue to “meet together” with us as a body of believers. Things right now are a bit different than we are used to but if you don’t feel comfortable being with us in person, we can still worship together and hear the Word of God preached from wherever we are. You can access the live stream on the Church Online page on the homepage of our website, as well as on the FBC Blairsville Facebook page.
We will continue to update via email, social media, and our website at fbcvision.com/fbcupdates, as we move forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com
More about Coronavirus
COVID-19 most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing any special treatment. Those who need additional medical treatment due to more serious complications typically have other underlying health conditions such as low immune system, respiratory problems, or are on immune suppressant medical treatments.
COVID-19 is spread from person to person contact through small droplets from the nose or mouth. These droplets are spread when someone coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets can land on surfaces or objects that others come into contact with. Others can then catch the virus by touching these surfaces or objects, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Others can contract the virus by breathing in droplets from an infected person who coughs in their direction. This is why it is important to keep your distance from those who are sick (approximately 3 feet).
What you can do:
• Stay home when you or family members are sick. You can watch our services online at fbcvision.com.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Sneeze or cough into your elbow/sleeve or into a disposable tissue.
• Avoid touching your face.
• If you are returning from a “high-alert” area, we encourage you to consider refraining from attending church events until the 14-day timeframe has been observed
• If you fall into an at-risk category don’t be afraid to come to church wearing a mask if your doctor has advised it.
What we are doing:
• We have always and are continuing to clean and care for our facilities throughout the week, before and after gatherings. It is our common practice to clean our facility with commercial grade disinfectants and contact surface cleaners.
• We will continue to pay special attention to sanitizing contact surfaces such as doors, handles, tables, water fountains, and sinks. Please get used to the smell of cleaners as we increase the frequency with which we use them.
• Our staff and volunteers will continue to wash their hands frequently and stay home if they are sick.
• We have additional hand sanitizer stations around the church and encourage their frequent use.
• We will continue to thoroughly sanitize all children’s toys and play areas. This is a regular practice at our church and we will continue with diligence.
We will continue to serve our community and strive to reach the lost for Christ. If you need to stay home for any of the above-mentioned reasons, you can continue to partner with us in our effort to share the gospel by clicking on one of the buttons below.
2 Timothy 1:7 states, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Let us all be calm during this time. Use proper judgement when going into the public. Treat people with love and respect always remembering to share the Gospel through action. Our calling is to love our neighbor, whether they are sick or healthy. Please continue to pray for God’s mercy and wisdom for us, our community leaders and our global leaders as we make decisions regarding this health concern.