CHURCH NEWS

May 18, 2020

Hello FBC and friends,

Per Governor Baker’s recommendations, we are looking to re-open our public worship on Sunday, May 31, with the qualifications outlined by the state.  To do this effectively, a few items need to happen:

  1. We can have up to 130 people in the church sanctuary (40% of our max capacity).  Every other row will be blocked off. Non-family members must stay 6-feet apart.  In a 13-foot pew, that would fit three people non-related (1 on each end and 1 in the middle).  With 14 available pews to use, that would only give us 60 people if you average 4 per pew between related and non-related congregants. That should be fine, since it is likely that many will choose to watch online or from home for a while still. 

  2. Everyone over the age of 6 will need to wear a mask inside the church.  Children under 2 are not recommended to have masks on at all, and ages 2-5 are at the discretion of the parent or guardian.  

  3. Please remember to wash hands appropriately, and to avoid the urge to contact, handshake, and embrace one another.  While you personally might think this is fine, safe, or worth the risk, others may see this and feel that we are not providing a safe environment (which would deter them from returning).  Many people will feel put in an awkward position to decline a handshake if they aren’t comfortable.

  4. Fellowship hour is not allowed by order of the state, so unfortunately, we will have to dismiss right after service.  

  5. We will have the sanctuary cleaned and disinfected professionally after each service. 

MA Places of Worship

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EXPERIENCE HOME

IN CHRIST

WELCOMING YOU HOME

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest

To all who mourn and long for comfort.

To all who struggle and want victory.

To all who sin and need a Savior.

To all who are strangers and desire friendship.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

9:30am
Worship Service
Pastor Ryan Bradley

Child care provided infants-age 5

WEDNESDAY 

6:15pm - 7:45pm

Discipleship Service

A time of bible study, worship & prayer

YOUTH PROGRAMS COMING SOON

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

....you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29

 Valentine's Appreciation Breakfast

The women of First Baptist were spoiled with a beautiful breakfast served to them by the men of the church!

Thank you men for all of your hard work!!

ADDRESS

First Baptist Church
337 Piper Road
West Springfield, MA 01089

(413) 737-3753

 

firstbaptistws1@gmail.com

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