Update on 4/28/20 at 12:26 p.m.
Good Afternoon Church Family,
I continue to pray that all is well with you! In spite of the difficulties and peculiarities of our circumstances, I am certain that you continue to see God's goodness in many unique and wonderful ways.
Although we are all eager to get back to "normal" as soon as possible, we recognize that it may be necessary for us to remain in quarantine for a lengthy period. Even so, we continue to try to do all we can to minister to you and encourage your continued spiritual growth during this time. As I’ve mentioned before, this pandemic has challenged our creativity and forced us to rethink virtually everything about how we do ministry. It’s been a good challenge and an interesting process to ‘connect’ as a church family during these unusual times. At this point we have developed many opportunities for our church family to gather, encompassing adults, youth, children, and our families as a whole.
First, we’re streaming our worship services and announcements for families via YouTube and we see that many of you are watching. In addition, the Lord has been good in increasing the number of people outside of our congregation who join in, with some from even as far away as Michigan! I’ve had a few people from the local area contact me as well, mentioning that they are watching our services. This is important because it gives people a way to connect with the Lord who might not have been able to do so under our ‘normal’ circumstances. It’s all a glory to God!
Another option for families is our “Pray at Home” event on Wednesday evenings. Each week, I send out the prayer guide email for the prayer time, and families have the opportunity to gather in their home as we raise our collective voices to God. It’s a beautiful time of gathering in our homes, and even though we’re praying as individual families, we can be sure our collective prayers are being heard by our powerful and almighty God!
For adults, we have three Bible study options, with one on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. led by myself, and two on Sunday mornings led by Ted Clee and Jeff Kamprath. All three classes are held via a web application called ZOOM. The times and information are posted on our website, or you can call the office at (979) 836-9777 for more information. The schedule and times are also listed below:
· Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – Bible Study with Dr. Mel McKinney
· Sunday – 9:15 a.m. – Explorers Bible Study with Jeff Kamprath
· Sunday – 9:45 a.m. – Applications Bible Study with Ted Clee
For youth, Matthew has several options during the week, as follows:
Tuesday Night @6:00 p.m.: A devotional message will go live on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. (Channel
information will be provided below)
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Large Group Discussion via Zoom of questions from the Devotional Message.
Friday Night @6:00 p.m.: A time of prayer and worship via Zoom
Sunday School Details are still being finalized. Once we have the details you will receive an email with all the information
available to you.
Here are the links to the appropriate to the above-mentioned tools:
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/fbcchyouth
Instagram Page - https://www.instagram.com/fbcchym/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKWbWe6bHHJIWBERHJ88Nw?view_as=subscriber
Information for Zoom
Topic: FBCCH Youth Group Hangouts
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 952 970 8525
For children, we have ‘Big Group’ time with Mrs. Pamela on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM. On Sunday afternoons, Mrs. Pamela sends the Bible Study curriculum to the parents who can then teach their children at home, reinforcing our faith and fostering spiritual growth in our families. The feedback from parents has been very positive! The parents comment that they love the way the studies supplement what they already teach their children about the Lord at home, and they also enjoy getting to experience first-hand what their children are learning at church. It’s been good!
As always, I encourage you to contact me if you need anything at all!