Service and Event Updates
As of 4/8/20 at 11:30am
Good Friday Service - This Friday, April 10th, is GOOD FRIDAY, the day we commemorate our Lord’s death on the cross for the remission of our sins (Matthew 26:28). The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the church when the Body of Christ comes together to remember what God did for us in Christ. While we cannot come together physically, we have discovered that we can come together through Live-Streaming. This Friday evening at 7 pm, I am asking for as many as can to join us online and remember what Christ did for all of us that Friday long ago. You can join us online in 3 ways: visit our website at fbcps.org/live, or the FBCPS Facebook page, or on YouTube by searching for First Baptist Church Powder Springs. You can also dial-in using your phone by calling 1-800-719-6100. Follow the prompts and enter the access code 159 4774 to join the Live Steam and listen on your home phone or cell phone.
I have heard that “desperate times call for desperate measures.” As hyperbolic as you might view that, the one thing I know is that our Lord wants us to remember Him as a church family. Since we cannot physically be together, I am asking you to take whatever elements you may have – juice, water, tea, milk, bread, crackers, etc. – to use as symbolic elements in taking of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus as we remember Him on this Good Friday. Please join us as you are able. - Pastor, Mike Woods
Update to Sunday Services - We continue our regular LIVE STREAM service hours of 9:30am and 11:00am.
Online Connection Groups - While we are not meeting on campus for our Connection Groups for the time being, we are excited to start online gatherings and connect in new and innovative ways! We have plans to stay connected using video conferencing, so stay tuned for more info on how.
We are still here for you! You can still call the church office just like normal at 770-943-9333.
COVID-19 Prevention Measures
Note: This information is taken from the CDC website. Your primary source for up-to-the-minute information should always be Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.