FBCG Survey

Good Morning Church Family, We are hope that you are doing well. As we begin the process of beginning normal activities and schedules over the next few weeks we are looking for your input. We are asking all of our Sunday School teachers, Children’s and Nursery workers to reply to this short survey to help us make decisions.

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5-3-2020 Services

Good Morning Church Family, as we join together in our physical building starting this Sunday Morning we ask for you to follow these guidelines set by our government and church leadership.  
– We will have two services on Sunday morning 9AM and 10:15AM. There will be no children’s church or nursery provided.
-The only doors that will be opened are the front foyer doors. Please do not enter through any other door. 
– Please register for which service you would like to attend as we will limit the number of people inside the sanctuary to 75. Registration links are on the homepage of our website.
– We ask that if you do not feel well or are running a temperature please do not attend.  We will make available to you online services and you can park at the church and listen to the service on 90.5, but you will not be able to see the service.
-Upon arrival pews will be marked off with hymnals for you to sit in. Offerings can be dropped off in marked boxes in the foyer.  

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Easter Service Updates

Good Afternoon Church Family.  We wanted to send out just a quick update on our Drive- In Easter Services.  Listed below are some very important updates about these services. Please remember that we will be having two services.  The first service will be at 9:00am. The second service will be at 10:15. Livestream of the 10:15 service will be provided. 

  • You will need to park in the back parking lot or on the side with the church office. Use the marked off parking spaces to begin with.  If needed then we will make room outside of those marked spaces.  If you park around the corner of the building on the fellowship hall side the Radio signal will not be powerful enough to reach your vehicle.  
  • There will be no access into the church building.
  • Tithes and offering can be dropped off on either side of the driveways through the designated boxes.  On these tables will be bags of Easter eggs for children nursery to children’s church age.  
  • Once at the church you will need to have your radio tuned to 90.5 fm to receive the signal from the stage.  
  • We ask that you please stay inside your vehicle with windows up during the service.  
  • Please be in prayer for the weather and technology during this event.  

We hope that you can join us for these services!

Bro. Ryan.  


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Easter Drive-In Service Updates

Good Evening Church Family, with great anticipation we are planning our Easter Drive-In Services.  Currently we are planning on conducting two services one at 9AM and the second at 10:15. We do need your help in this planning process.  Listed below are a few things that will help in this process.

1.  By Wednesday please us the website or Facebook link to register for this opportunity. If you speak to someone you know is coming but doesn’t have the capabilities of signing up please fill out a form for them.  We are looking to get a count of the number of spots that will be needed.  Our FM Transmitter has limited range and we want to make sure that each car that arrives will be able to hear the service with no problem. Share the link with your friends who maybe looking for a place to worship this Easter. 

2. Please be in Prayer for the weather and the technology.  

In the picture below we have provided a look at how this will be set up with parking instructions listed below. 

   

             

The block box at the bottom of the parking lot is where the stage will be set up. While the black lines on either side of the church are the sight lines to the stage. We will go park beyond those if necessary.  

IMPORTANT NOTES TO BE AWARE OF:

  1. Keeping health and safety in mind we ask that you stay in your vehicles at all times.
  2. There will be no access into the church building including the bathrooms.
  3. A drop off box for tithes and offerings will be placed at the top of the driveway on both sides of the church.  
  4. 90.5 FM currently is the station that we will be using to broadcast our services.
  5. Easter eggs bags will be provided on the table with the tithe boxes on either side for children. (Nursery thru Children’s Church)

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Update on Church Schedule

Good Evening Church Family.  Before any updates we would like to extend our thanks to all of those who are meeting this challenging virus on the front lines.  Our medical personnel, law enforcement, grocery workers, truck drivers, and many others need our prayers and our encouragement during this time. 
 
 Last night the the staff and deacons met to discuss how we as a church will proceed under these unusual times.  I encourage you to read this full message as there are many updates.
 
Through much prayer, we have made the decision to cancel all activities through the month of April.  This decision was made to stay with the recommendations from the CDC and request from our state and federal leaders.  However this will not stop our online service broadcast. These will continue as they have for the past couple of weeks.
 
For viewing our live broadcast you will have three options.  1. You can watch our services right from our website under the livestream tab.  2.  You can watch from our Facebook group FBC Gordonsville.  3 You can watch live from Youtube.  In order to find our page,  search in YouTube First Baptist Church Gordonsville Tennessee.
 
We have made an update to the information about the giving of Tithes and Offerings.  We ask that you mail these in to the church office at 70 East Main Street, Gordonsville TN 38563.  We are in the process of getting online giving set up for the future and more details will be coming soon about this option.
 
We are thankful for your encouragement and prayers during this time as we seek to lead and guide in a Godly manner.  Please continue to pray for our country’s leaders as they make decisions.  
 
The link below is a great article we wanted to share with you about how to worship online. 
 
https://baptistandreflector.org/how-to-worship-online-suggestions-for-church-members/
 
 

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Tithes and Offerings

For those wanting to give their tithes and offerings this week the church office will be open to drop them off.  Drop off times are as follows:
 
Wednesday:8:30am – 2:30pm
 
Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm

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Announcement for Services 3/22/2020

Updates from the Church

Hello, church family, we look forward to tomorrow when we can worship God together through video services. This post contains important information regarding tomorrow’s services. 

First, if you have the app, make sure that you have hit the refresh button at the bottom of the menu in the app. The symbol looks like this.  We have made some changes to the app to allow the livestream to be viewed through the app. I believe, that service issues with cell phones are causing some updates to be slowed in their delivery.  This update will help show the livestream option in the menu.

We are excited to announce tomorrow’s schedule.

At 9AM join us on the website, app, or Facebook for Sunday School.  Bro. Wayne Winfree will be teaching class through livestream.  We invite you to ask questions by comments on Facebook during the live stream.  This will allow us to have a time of growing in our understanding of God’s Word. Sunday School will end around 9:40.
 

Don’t Leave. The worship is just beginning!

 At 9:55AM, our stream will start back up with a special message from

 Winston and Emmy Coltart and Bro. Ray.

At 10AM, our Worship service will begin with a time of Praise and Worship, Prayer, and  Message from God’s word.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.  WE RECOGNIZE THAT NOT EVERYONE HAS FACEBOOK.  TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS THAT THE BEST WAY TO GET THESE SERVICES IS ONLINE AT OUR WEBSITE.  WWW.FBCGORDONSVILLE.COM

 

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN THE MORNING.

 

IN CHRIST,

BRO. RYAN


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COVID-19 Response.

Our rational for closing FBCG and Gym until April 5:
The most eye opening fact about this virus is that many healthy people actually have the virus with NO symptoms. As long as we are separated, the virus will run its course in that person, and then all is well.

If, however, that healthy, non-symptomatic person gets with other healthy or young people, they will get it too. None of the healthy people may have symptoms-but they are all contagious. So we go from 1 non-symptomatic person to perhaps 10 or more. And still, none may know they have it.

Then any one or more of these come in contact with an older person=disaster.

It would be a great time to have the gym open for our kids, but this is the reason we closed it. I hope this explains why we are cooperating with the presidential request to avoid assembly for 15 days.
Thank everyone for their understanding and pray for our pastor. Bro. Wayne Winfree
PS: Don’t forget to continue to support FBCG financially. The bills still come in and it is part of our Christian walk.


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Church Services Update

The COVID-19 virus continues to captivate our community and nation. First Baptist Church Gordonsville has been and will continue to be in prayer for all of those who have been affected by this. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those working in the medical field. With this being said, tonight the Staff and Deacons have met to discuss our church’s response to this changing situation. In light of the recommendations made by our nation and state leaders, we have decided to make some adjustments to our normal schedule. In-person church services have been suspended until April 5th.
 
Messages will be live-streamed on Facebook and our church’s website during their normal times so we can still worship as a church family. We encourage you to join with us through these different avenues and share them with your family and friends. These are unusual times that we face, and we continue to seek the Lord in the decisions that we make. These decisions were a difficult choice for the staff and deacons, but we felt this is in the best interest of our church family. I will be sending more information out tomorrow morning on how you can access these live streams over the next few weeks. If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let Bro Ryan or Bro. Jeremiah know.

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The Church in the Midst of a World Crisis

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

What a few weeks it has been? Now in the grips of panic and worry it seems our world has slammed on the brakes with everything coming to a stop. Thus, many of you are at home for an extended time with jobs closing or working from home. While we may be tempted to join in the worry, the world needs a fearless praying church. The bible promises Tribulation, but during these perilous times we find our strength comes from the Lord. The good news is that Jesus Christ has overcome the world and its tribulation. How do we respond to the crisis our world is experiencing? 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 gives the greatest instruction:

 “13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 

The answer is to turn our eyes unto the Lord and pray. The following are some challenges for the church over the next few weeks:

Challenges to Christians during this time. 

  1. Strengthen your relationship with Christ through the study of his word and prayer.
  2. Take time to reset priorities to God and Family. 
  3. Find opportunities to serve others if you can.

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