First Baptist Church of Moorestown is acting to be mindful, prudent, and above all, to keep our congregants safe during this time. To that end, we are taking some precautionary and Preventative measures to keep us all healthy and strong. We have in this crisis, an opportunity to be a connectional, missional, and loving congregation of Christ. The changes outlined here are guidelines for all of us to remain together/connected, while caring for all of us. We hope you find them helpful.
Basic Precautionary and Preventative measures for building use: 1. If you are in a high risk demographic, consider staying at home. 2. If you are feeling ill, please stay home. 3. There are alcohol-based hand sanitizers around the church- if you are in the building, please use freely. 4. Please practice social distancing as appropriate; while you may be comfortable with hugs and close contact, others may not be.
Worship will be live streaming our service every Sunday beginning March 22 on our Facebook Page At 10 AM, you can tune in on line if you are on FB. The link will stay on our FB page and will also be uploaded to our website, so even if you do not have a FB account, you can see our worship service. Check here often for updates and links.
Giving During this time, it is important that our offerings stay as current as possible as we still have our regular church bills to pay. You may send your tithes and offerings to the church via online through your bank's Bill Pay or send your donations to the church in check form. This is the best method. However, you can also donate using the Give to FBC button on the home page to give with a debit/credit card or banking information (ACH). If you prefer to donate in cash, please consider delaying your giving until we resume worship together.
Connection calls and emails: Please stay in contact with one another. If each congregant makes 3-5 calls per week; to both inform and discuss current church and other relevant information, to assess any needs or concerns, praises or thanksgivings, and to hold one another up in prayer we can maintain contact with everyone, and limit the feeling if isolation and fear. This will be especially important if/when our gathering time is limited; it will be a wonderful opportunity to increase our connection to one another as the Body of Christ.
2. Pastors will continue to do hospital visits as appropriate and as allowed by hospital staff/regulations.
Ministry Teams and Small Groups:
Small groups and ministry teams should refrain from meeting together in person.
Another option for small groups is to access Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime or other virtual meeting sites as needed in order to continue clear and open communication. Instructions on how to access those sites are available via the web.
2. Ministry leaders should reach out regularly to members of their ministry teams/circles.
Please check back regularly for updates. Remember, God does not give us a spirit of fear. Please remain wise, safe, and calm. Take precautions. And connect with those in our community of faith. A phone call can be a real mood changer for someone. Most of all, remain in prayer, and share God's peace.