And Jesus came and said to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and one earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
Will Aleshire, Pastor
1591 Eureka Avenue
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
Eureka Baptist Church
May 22, 2020
Planned Re-opening Process
Having met with the Deacon Board, I would like to share the process by which we will once again gather for Worship, Bible studies, and other activities.
The church facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and ready for gatherings.
All social distancing guidelines will be followed. This means we will maintain six-feet separation as well as avoid handshaking and hugs. Entry doors will be opened by designated personnel or left open, as appropriate. Families will need to spread out around the sanctuary.
There will be no bulletins used for the time being. All information will be shared verbally and/or on the overhead screen.
Offerings will be collected at sites near the front and rear doors of the sanctuary. No offering plates will be passed during the services. Offerings can still be mailed to the church if desired.
When we first start back, we will offer a Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary. There will be no Sunday School, nor will there be al childcare. Everyone is invited to come worship together as families.
In addition, there will be a Wednesday evening service at 7:00 PM, also in the sanctuary, which will be a Bible study. Again, everyone is invited to gather as families.
As we monitor our community and church family situations, we will make changes to what we do and how they are done. We need to balance our responsibility to obey God and his word, care for the needs of our church family, and present a good witness to our community and its leaders.
I expect our first Sunday services to begin on June 7, 2020. However, we will do so if it is right and safe to meet.
Masks and gloves will not be required, but everyone is encouraged to come in a manner with which they are comfortable.
There are no other planned activities, but we will be moving to a more active schedule as soon as it is appropriate.
We will continue to video the services and post them to the internet for those who may not yet feel ready to gather at this time.
Our desire is to worship our God and study his word so we can fulfill his call on our lives, but to do so in a right way. Situations make change, dates may be adjusted, and how things work may be different than expected. If you have any questions, please contact me or the deacon who has been in touch with you during this difficult season.
Pray that we will be faithful to God's presence among us and his call on our lives. He is in control and even what we are undergoing now is part of his plan to conform us more closely to the image of his son.