100° is the magic number!
If your temperature is 100 degrees or above, you will be asked to leave worship services.
If you have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours, please do not attend services – do not put yourself or others at risk!
Fever or Chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Someday – when the Coronavirus is a distant memory – we are going to look back and marvel at all the opportunities and lessons that God has provided during this trying time! During the past few days, we have had to rethink some decisions regarding church activities in light of the unanticipated early ‘spike’ in COVID-19 cases in the San Antonio and Kerrville areas. The challenge has been that of making decisions that are Spirit-led and fact-based, rather than emotional responses. That has led our staff to much research and many conversations with other local churches as well as experts in various related fields. Considering information we have received, here are some of the temporary adjustments we are making immediately:
- Worship Services will continue as we have been doing, but with the added precaution of temperature checks at each entrance and brief questions designed to identify any exposure or symptoms our members may have had recently.
- Masks will be required except when congregants are in their pews.
- Choir will not be singing during the month of July. In their absence, we will be led in worship by Ray Jones and praise team members.
- Childcare will not be provided during July.
- Church facilities will be available on a limited basis for meetings of FBC groups during July. Contact Shannon Miller in the church office to reserve these spaces.
You should also be aware that the aforementioned research has also led us to allow a few activities to proceed as planned.
First, Stillwater Sports Camps will operate their Champ Camp on our campus on weekdays from July 6-23. Also, our Student Ministry will take students in grades 7-12 to Carolina Creek for their annual Chi Rho retreat from July 7-15. Research has shown that the risk for children to become infected by coronavirus or to carry it back to susceptible adults is exceptionally small, whereas the opportunity to share Christ with teenagers in a camp environment is exceptionally GREAT. Both Stillwater and FBC have mandated some very strong protocols for the protection of students, their families, and their sponsors.
Your church leadership greatly needs your prayers as we navigate these troubled waters in search of ways to minister to people in Christ’s name. Know that you are loved, respected, and valued as members of the Body of Christ!
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV)