Here are the Latest Updates Surrounding the Covid-19 Shut Down
When the decision was made last week to cancel services, we stated that we would revisit the status of our closures a week at a time. It has become more and more apparent that this is going to be a more significant disruption than we first imagined. Therefore, we are making the decision to suspend services for the month of March.
The staff is working hard to provide a robust offering of creative opportunities to engage together as a community. We encourage you to take full advantage of these new and creative ways of worshipping, studying, praying, and being church for one another. Below, you will find descriptions and links for many of those offerings.
Sunday Morning Worship
Thank you to many who joined us this past Sunday for a unique time of worship. We will continue this Sunday with leadership from our ministerial staff and some creative involvement from other members. We hope that you will join us on one of the following broadcast locations:
Comcast (Channel 26)
In addition to the broadcast, you can access a file with a printable bulletin. We will send that out via email and provide a link on the top of our website’s homepage.
We are encouraging all of our members to take pictures of your household around the television or computer as you gather to worship. Then, upload a picture with hashtag #fbcgworships in the comment section or on social media so that we can see our scattered family worshipping together.
You joined us for Sunday worship this past week, but maybe you really missed out on Sunday school. This week, we are offering four different options for Sunday school members of all ages. Check it out here. We will be posting lessons as we get closer to Sunday morning from various teachers throughout our church community. More descriptions of those classes will be available as we get closer to Sunday.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Upset that you are going to miss the next installment of our Ephesians Bible Study? Have no fear! You can continue that study by joining us online. Follow the link below to access the video for this week’s study. (It will be available by Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.) In the description of the video, you will find a link for the downloadable handout so that you can follow along and continue the discussion at home.
Each morning, members from FBC Griffin gather together to join in prayer. We use a resource entitled, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. During this time of separation, Steven has been hosting these prayer times on Facebook. You can follow along even if you do not have the physical book by going to www.commonprayer.net or by downloading the app for your smart phone.
Children’s Ministry Meet-Ups
Sarah is creating some fresh and unique ways to engage with our younger members and their families during this season. For example, you could check out her new podcast “The Driving Story,” join her for some book reading, schedule a special Lunch Bunch with Sarah and participate in group check-ins via Zoom (see the Children’s Ministry online newsletter for Zoom details) with your family from home. Check out all the details here or contact Sarah Murray to learn more about these fun social distancing opportunities for you and your family.
Youth Bible Study
Want to join Seth for interesting Bible Studies on the YouVersion Bible App? He is going to be looking at the power of prayer, something we could all focus on a little more in this uncertain times. You can finish up by tapping or clicking here or join the new one here.
FBC Griffin Library
Attention Readers!!! The church library wants to make your staying-in a little better. We are offering drive-by pick up of library books. For those of you with internet access, go to the library website fbcgriffinlibrary.org and do a search for something that sounds interesting.
Choose up to 4 books per person/10 books per family and put the titles in an email. Send the email to the library at email@example.com before 2:00 p.m. on pickup Wednesday. Be sure to include your name! Books will be bagged and available for pickup on Wednesday, March 25 between 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Poplar St. door of the Cheatham building. If you could call us at 770-227-5517 ex. 133 to let us know you are on your way, we will have them ready.
If you do not have internet access but can come pick up books, call the church office at 770-227-5517 ex. 133 and leave your name and number, the library will get in touch with you. Our plans are to do this every week with pickup on Wednesdays until we can safely open our doors again. For now, Happy Reading!