Coronavirus Updates

The latest from FBH

Dear FBH Family,

We are monitoring the news regarding the Coronavirus very closely, but amid all the chaos and cancellations that seem to be happening, I would ask that you remember this scripture from Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

God is not surprised by this and His church will still stand once this is all beyond us.  But we do want to take seriously the recommendations given by our State Government regarding best practices for large gatherings.  So here is our plan moving forward:

  1. We will still be holding services this weekend (3/15) but we will split them to 8:30 and 10:30.  Our goal is to remain below the 250 person threshold that the Government is recommending.  With that we will still be having Sunday school at both of those services.
  2. We will be wiping down and disinfecting all our surfaces, door handles, and tables before and after each service.  We will also have extra hand sanitizer on hand for everyone, including our kids.
  3. We won’t be serving any food that is not prepackaged.  We also won’t be having any snacks in our children’s area.
  4. We will not be passing our offering bags, so you can contribute online at fbhanford.org or drop your tithe into boxes that we will have in the back of the sanctuary.
  5. We won’t be passing out bulletins or having our greeters shake hands in order to keep unnecessary contact to a minimum.
  6. We would ask that if you are sick or showing any symptoms, please stay home and enjoy our service on Sunday afternoon on our website.
  7. We do not have our video feed up and running yet, but our hope is next week to be able to stream our services so those who are not able to attend can still receive the word of God.

Please do your best to safeguard yourself and your family simply by abiding by the best practices that have been laid out by the Center for Disease Control (cdc.gov).  This is not a time for fear, but a time for the church to point people to Jesus.  To Love God, Love People, and Serve the World.

Sincerely,

Pastor Peter Anderson