Coronavirus Updates

Information regarding COVID-19

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Friday, August 7, 2020
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As the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact local communities, the team at First Baptist Cleveland will closely monitor its effects and provide updates for church members and guests.

This page was last updated on August 7, 2020.

Online Service Times

8:15am

Eastern Time

9:45am

Eastern Time

11:15am

Eastern Time

2:00pm

Eastern Time

6:30pm

Eastern Time

8:00pm

Eastern Time


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020 Sunday worship experiences will be available online only. You can watch live at fbc.is/live. For more details, visit the Coronavirus information page here.

Current Changes

A task force comprised of church staff and emergency management professionals is meeting regularly to assess updates and make recommendations for response, including developing contingencies for worship gatherings and other programming.

In addition, we are also adding the following measures:
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry.
  • Restroom capacity may be reduced to encourage proper social distancing.
  • Shuttles in the parking lot will not be running during this period.
  • The welcome time will be adjusted during worship services, and we suggest that handshaking not be done as we welcome each other.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of seats, bathrooms, and surfaces across campus will occur between all services.
  • Physical worship guides will not be available.
  • New hand sanitizer stations are located throughout campus.
  • Offering time during worship services will be adjusted, and there will be drop-off giving stations available around each venue.
  • Additionally, giving online is by far the easiest and safest way to give each Sunday and during the week and has recently become a simplified and more streamlined experience. Tap or click here to give online anytime.
  • Text to Give is also available every day. Text GIVE to 74784 to get started.
All domestic and international missions are being constantly evaluated using the guidelines of the State Department, The World Health Organization, and medical personnel.

Phased Restart Plan

Download the Phased Restart Plan PDF to learn more about resuming normal operations at First Baptist Cleveland.

Last updated April 27, 2020 at 9:00am

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Director of Building & Grounds, Bill Fairchild, explains recent steps to improve sanitation efforts on campus.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB)

What You Can Do

First Baptist Cleveland worship services are streamed live every Sunday, and every message is available to watch and listen to anytime.

How You Can Pray

  • Pray for those affected by this virus. Pray that they would soon be healed.
  • Pray for a cure. Many are working around the clock to find a cure. Pray for these efforts.
  • Pray for everyone impacted by the chaos and the uncertainty that is resulting from this virus.
  • Pray that much would be made of Jesus in these days… and pray that the world would look to Him ‘in times of trouble’ and discover the hope we have in Him and through Him.

How to Receive Updates

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Check for updates on this page and firstbaptistcleveland.com from time to time.

Executive Team

Jordan Easley

Senior Pastor

Jeff Lovingood

Senior Associate Pastor

Bart Walker

Church Administrator

 

Related Team Members

Bill Fairchild

Building & Grounds

Dewey Woody

Security

Stephen Beasley

Media & Communications

 

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