COVID-19

HOME-CHURCH MEETING PLAN

 

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

Home church plan:

At FBC we believe that meeting together as a church body is essential for our spiritual well-being. We also believe that God has called us to "submit to the ruling authorities" (Romans 13). So, in an attempt to both respect the requests of our government and also live out the faith God has called us to, we are asking that our members meet in their homes for church services for the time being. There are two options of doing this:

  1. Stay home with just your family, and use the materials provided below, each week, to lead a service for your family. (We strongly recommend this option for those who are susceptible to illness. See "health guidelines" below.)

  2. Worship at home with a few other believers. This could be inviting a neighbor over to worship, meeting with your Small Group, or going to a friend's house and worship with them. (See "healthy guidelines" below.)

NOTE: It is your own personal decision how you choose to worship in the coming weeks. Please make your decision based on what you believe is best for your family. We are not requiring anyone to visit another home to worship, nor will we judge anyone who chooses to stay home and worship alone. We encourage you to honor our government's requests.

GIVING & TITHING: We still encourage our people to tithe as normal. To help you accomplish this, we have three current options. If church closure continues for a significant amount of time, we will pursue online giving options:

  1. Mail your tithe check to FBC.

  2. Drop off your tithe/offering to the FBC office during business hours.

  3. Contact your financial institution to set up auto-pay options.

SERVICE MATERIALS FOR 3/29/20

Service Documents:

Announcements:

Sermon Video (see below)

SERMON FOR SUNDAY 3/29/20

Health guidelines:

If you choose to meet with other believers to worship, outside your own home, or are inviting others to your home to worship, we still want you to be careful and practice healthy habits, to minimize risk of infection. Here are our health guideline suggestions for your home-church service.

  1. Do NOT attend if you are sick or have any reason to think you have been exposed to COVID-19.

  2. Shared surfaces should be disinfected before and after your meeting. (Ex: doorknobs, restrooms, etc.)

  3. EVERYONE should wash and disinfect their hands upon arrival and before leaving. Provide soap and paper towels for your guests.

  4. If your group chooses to consume food or drink, we ask you distribute it in individualized portions. (Ex: no communal bowls of chips, punch bowl, etc.)

  5. Avoid physical touch.

231.873.2514

hartfbc@gmail.com

3258 N. 72nd Ave

Hart MI 49420

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