Coronavirus Updates

Information regarding COVID-19

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 September 13, 2020.

Resuming In-Person, On-Campus Gatherings

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, the regular (pre-COVID) schedule will return with three services times in the Worship Center at 8:15am, 9:45am, and 11:15am, Groups, kids classes and worship, student worship, and more. No registration is required. Temperature checks and hand sanitization will be required at entry, and face masks will be available and are encouraged during your visit on campus.

Services in The Loft at 9:45am and 11:15am are masks required.

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General Guidance

  • If you are sick - stay home and watch online.
  • If you’ve been tested and are awaiting the results - stay home and watch online.

General Protocol

  • Temperature checks are required for everyone to attend.
  • Hand Sanitizer is available and sanitization is required.
  • Masks are available and recommended.
  • A 100% mask required venue is available in the Loft.

Gathering Specifics

PreschoolAdjusted activities for social distance with sanitation precautions in place at all times. No baby bags. Only one parent drop-off/pick-up.
ElementaryAdjusted activities for social distance with sanitation precautions in place at all times.
Pre-TeenAdjusted activities for social distance with sanitation precautions in place at all times.
Middle SchoolAdjusted activities resume at the YMCA with social distance and sanitation precautions in place at 9:45am Sundays & on Wednesday evenings in the Loft.
High SchoolAdjusted activities resume at the YMCA with social distance and sanitation precautions in place at 9:45am Sundays & on Wednesday evenings in the Loft.
CollegeAttend Services in Worship Center or Loft. College Midweek gathering taking place with social distance and masks encouraged.
Young ProfessionalsAttend Services in Worship Center or Loft. Groups On-Campus on Zoom or Outside.
AdultsAttend Services in Worship Center or Loft. Groups On-Campus on Zoom or Outside.
Senior AdultsAttend Services in Worship Center or Loft. Groups On-Campus on Zoom or Outside.

Additional Information

  • Everyone entering the building will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry.
  • Everyone will be required to have their temperature checked at entry.
  • Restroom capacity may be reduced to encourage proper social distancing.
  • 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 using chemicals and ultraviolet light will occur between all services.
  • Physical worship guides will not be available.
  • New hand sanitizer stations are located throughout campus.
  • The size and locations of Groups may be adjusted to allow for better social distancing.
  • 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.
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

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Bill Fairchild

Building & Grounds

Dewey Woody

Security

Stephen Beasley

Media & Communications

 

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