Even during our current pandemic, life goes on.
God is still sovereign and His love is everlasting.
While the Covid-19 virus runs its course globally, we are all being strongly encouraged to practice something now known as "social distancing". Fellowship Baptist Church will be following the guidelines set forth by our government leaders as to do our part to stop the virus' spread. The first step for us will be the immediate cancelling of all worship services and ministries until such time as it is determined that we can do so without putting others in danger. However, this does not mean that the Word of God or our love for the Lord, each other and our community shuts down, too. In order to get the Word of God to you, the pastor will be posting either voice recordings of his sermons or in time, live streams of his messages. You can find the links to those resources on this page. Also, if you have pressing physical needs, please contact the church through the office phone number listed on this website for prayer or material supplies for your family.
Keep in mind that this...
Does not prohibit this.
Practice social distancing but not total isolation.
While the quarantine is in place and we are not meeting, we wanted to give our members and friends another outlet for giving to the church. If you prefer to send it via the U.S. Mail, contact the church office for specific directions.
You can support the ongoing ministries of Fellowship Baptist Church by contributing financially. If you want to give online, just click the "Give" link above. You will be taken to a secure link where you can follow the prompts to give a one time or recurring gift. Thank you for supporting God's work in this area and around the world.
With everything except "life-essential" businesses closed, you may feel more isolated than normal. "Take Out" is the motto for life during this Coronavirus - get the food but don't linger for fellowship or contact. It feels unnatural for most to live without some physical contact and verbal dialogue, even if it's in passing. Remember that you aren't alone in that feeling. For that matter, you aren't alone at all. Jesus promises to never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). You can hear from God in His Word. Spend some time daily reading Scripture. If you are new to it, start in the book of John. Make sure during this time of quarantine that you reach out to your friends and family. As many Gen Z'ers (those 18 and under) are figuring out, they can talk on their phones, too. God created us to be social critters, yet we are being told to stay away from one another for a time. Don't hibernate or become as reclusive as Bigfoot. Phone your friends so you can hear them speaking to you. Use the video functions of your phone and computer to actually see the other in a conversation. Some family friends just challenged my family to a game of Pictionary over Zoom. If you are part of the church family, call others in your church family and see how they are doing. What are their struggles? You will find that you can forge many new bonds of friendship during this crisis if you reach out to others. As always, if you need further attention or experience deeper concerns, please contact Pastor Barry.
Hope For the Fearful
Does the pandemic have you fearing for your life? You're not alone but there is real hope. Please watch this short video for help.
For you and your children
This is a scary time for adults, so you can imagine the impact this could have on our younger children. Now more then ever it is important to remind them of how much God loves them and how he will protect them during this time of uncertainty. The link below will take you to a site that will help you minister to your children during this time. It has videos, songs, and activities you can do at home during the quarantine. Please stay posted as we are also thinking of running a Zoom class for the children or at least a time when they can meet online and see each other as face to face as any of us can get for now.