First Baptist…Online & In-Person Worship!

 

In response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep our community safe, we have limited in-person worship to 10:00 worship. An option to view worship services is available on our Facebook page. 

However, the church is still open and active! Here’s what you can expect:

Sunday Worship Service
Join us for in-person worship at 10:00 am in First Baptist Cherry Fellowship Hall. Please enter at the Fellowship Hall Lobby or at the ECM entrance. A greeter will direct you to inside. A face covering or mask will be required and social distancing will be observed.

We are live streaming a worship service at 10 am each Sunday via our Facebook page. These videos will stay on the page after the livestream is done, for those who miss it live. Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still access our public page! 

Sunday School

Sunday School classes meeting at 11:15 am are the Fellowship Class, Bridge Class, Youth Classes, and Children’s classes. Beginning Sunday, October 3, the Circle of Friends class, Collins Class, and Susan Welsh Class will be meeting at 9:00 am.

Several of our Sunday School classes are finding new ways to gather via telephone and Zoom. If your class needs assistance, please contact Doug Reedy.

Wednesday Nights
Every Wednesday at 6 pm, we gather in-person in Cherry Fellowship and via Zoom call for sharing of prayer requests, a time of prayer, and a brief devotion. For log-in information, please contact the church office.

Children & Youth Activities
Children’s and Youth activities have resumed meeting in-person. For more information, contact Doug Reedy.

Office Hours and Administration
Our staff is working, but our office remains closed to walk-in traffic due to current daycare precautions. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with a minister, please call the church office. Committees are still doing their administrative work as needed. Remote meetings via technology are strongly suggested during this time.

Pastoral Care
In this season of social distancing, our ministerial staff and deacon care teams are working to connect with members via phone and email. Regulations prevent hospital and assisted living facility visitation at this time. If you have a specific or urgent pastoral care concern, please contact a minister or one of your deacons.

We also encourage our church family to reach out to each other! Call your fellow Sunday School members or musicians or other church friends. Let’s find ways to be creative as we connect with each other!

Tithes and Offerings
Even though we are not meeting together, your gifts are still important and needed during this time as we continue our ministries of worship, discipleship, missions, and pastoral care. You can mail in your gifts to the church office (606 N Walnut St.; Lumberton, NC 28358) or give online via our giving portal. You may also drop off your gifts in person during worship. 

Who to Contact
As our ministerial staff is working differently during this time, please use the list of duties below to know who to contact with your questions or concerns:

Rev. Josh Owens, Senior Pastor

Rev. Doug Reedy, Associate Pastor
Overseeing pastoral care, Sunday School, deacon care teams, office staff coordination, youth, community ministry

Rev. Tim Little, Minister of Music
Coordinating music and building issues, and providing pastoral care as needed

COVID-19 Leadership Team
David Ramsaur (deacon chair), Chris Walters (deacon vice chair), Kenneth Rust (treasurer), James Gore (finance chair), Katie Davis (personnel chair), Christy Strickland (ECM chair)