Given the very fluid situation and recent media coverage of the coronavirus, we want to assure you that First Baptist Church leadership is committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community. At this time, we have been advised that there are no cases detected in Boerne or Kendall County.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
We have developed a tiered plan for emergencies such as this and are operating under Tier 1.
- All of our weekly ministries and Sunday services are continuing as usual.
- During morning services, we will move away from shaking hands during the greeting time and passing the offering plate. Alternate ways to give during service will be explained. Please remember, you may donate online at www.fbcboerne.org/give or text to give using 73256 and typing fbcboerne$(amount) in the body of the text, send, then follow the prompts.
- We have increased our cleaning protocols. Last week, we described the measures we are taking. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed across our campus and our custodial staff consistently and frequently cleans common touchpoints and surfaces.
- We are coordinating planning with the preschool and private school leaders as well as within the major groups that meet regularly on site.
- We will be communicating via email and social media as circumstances demand.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
- Consider your attendance risk. Remember, sermons and RECHARGE messages are available on the website.
- If you are ill, please stay home. The best way to love your neighbor is not to expose them to colds, flu or other illnesses.
- Other individuals who are at-risk include:
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease
- Immunosuppressed individuals (people with recent or upcoming surgeries; people on autoimmune treatments, including steroids; people with impaired heart, kidney or liver function; and people going through cancer treatments)
- Direct caregivers of at-risk individuals.
- Stay informed
- PRAY! May we hold fast to our trust in God and look for opportunities to love and care for others.
- Pray for our church family and community – protection against illness
- Pray for the many medical professionals, public safety professionals, educators, missionaries and others who are affected
- Pray for Gospel opportunities to come from this outbreak
- Pray for wisdom regarding ministry impact in the event of local COVID-19 cases.
While the coronavirus is one more reminder we live in a broken and fallen world, the Gospel is good news. The good news is that Jesus Christ lived a life with no sin, died on the cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Anyone who turns from their sin and trusts Jesus will be forgiven of their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. Through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness and death because we know we have eternal life through him.