Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) recommendations change, we will continue to make decisions in the best interest of our church and community. We are making every effort to keep you informed and will post updates via our website and social media accounts and send email updates as needed.

November 2 – Regathering Update
An update from Bruce Lennon, Leadership Council Chair
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To the Congregation from Bruce Lennon:

At its meeting on October 26, the Leadership Council received information back from the ad hoc Regathering Planning Team regarding best practices and recommended safety protocols to follow when we regather as a congregation to worship in the sanctuary. The Leadership Council decided it was best to test out these practices in real time prior to the congregation regathering to see if any adjustments need to be made.

To that end, the Leadership Council has asked the current deacons and their families to participate in two trial run worship services in the sanctuary during the month of November in order to test the protocols being considered for safely regathering for worship. These two in-person services will be limited to staff, Leadership Council members and current Deacons and their families and will be limited to no more than 75 people at each service. 

We are very hopeful that what we learn from these two services will help us as we work toward the goal of regathering sometime after the first of the year.

Yours in Christ,
Bruce Lennon, Leadership Council Chair


October 8 – Regathering Update
An update from Jim Everette, Jan Rhyne and Bruce Lennon
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June 29 – Congregational Update
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May 22 – Regathering Update
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April 14 – “Empty Churches on Easter Sunday” letter from Jim Everette. Click HERE to view the letter

April 7 – “Praying Through The Pandemic” letter from Jim Everette. Click HERE to view the letter

Dr. Jan Rhyne, Chair of Deacons, shares practical health safety and a word of hope to our church. Click HERE to view the letter

March 23 – A Word from the Staff: Click HERE to view the letter

March 17 – Congregational Letter:  We are going to be doing church in new ways – Click HERE to view the letter

March 16 Update –
Our staff has spent the better part of Monday, March 16, in prayer and discussion about our response concerning recommendations from County, State, and National officials.  In our best efforts to comply and help stop the spread of Covid-19, FBC has canceled ALL activities through March 31, 2020. Additionally, the Activities Center will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17. Our Church office will be closed but we will have someone available to answer phone calls this week.

March 13 – Congregational Letter: Decision to suspend worship services & large group gatherings through March 22 – Click HERE to view the letter

March 12 – Congregational Letter: Initial response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Click HERE to view the letter

Community and State Updates: NC Department of Health and Human Services website – click HERE or call 866-462-3821.