At Faith Building Church, we understand the importance of assembling together as the Body of Christ. In doing so, we want to honor our Heavenly Father while also honoring those in authority over us at the federal and state levels. Along those lines and in accordance with proper standards in place for this phase of social distancing, here is how FBC will operate until further notice:
From Your Pastor's Heart
"I know this is different and even a bit strange. As I write this, it is difficult to think about going to church and not being able to hug someone or interact with our church family in the same way we have been used to for years. As we go through this time, it is important to remember that this is not going to last forever! In fact, I believe with my whole heart that it won't last as long as some are predicting. In the mean time, let's remember that the most important thing is to walk in faith and keep thanking our Heavenly Father for everything He has brought us through thus far. Together, our best is yet to come!"
--- Pastor Anthony
We will have two service times: 9:00 and 10:45am
In order to limit times of congregating in the building before and after service, the front doors will open 10 minutes before each service (8:50 and 10:35am) and we ask that you leave fairly promptly after service. If you would like to chat or catch up with friends, there should be plenty of space in the parking lot to safely do so.
Especially during these first few weeks that we are together, we ask that you are respectful of other people's personal space. Please refrain from hugging and shaking hands. We know this is difficult, but during these next few weeks, a wave and a smile will mean just as much to your church family!
When you arrive and enter the building 10 minutes before service, we will check your temperature with a touchless thermometer. We are doing this for the collective peace of mind of those who choose to come worship together. If your temperature is less than 100, you (and your family) will be escorted by one of our ushers to your seats in the sanctuary. We will do our best to fill the seats from the front to the back of the auditorium. When it is time to dismiss, our ushers will do so beginning at the back of the auditorium and working our way forward, much like at a wedding.
We have limited seating to one-third of our building's capacity. In doing so, we have spaced our seating out into pods of 2, 3, or 4 chairs. When you arrive, your usher will make sure you or your family has the perfect number of seats to meet your needs. We will space out the next family accordingly.
Safety & Masks
For your safety and for the safety of others in our church family, please stay home if your temperature is elevated or if you feel ill in any way. We know this is common sense, but want to reiterate it especially during the next few weeks.
When you arrive, our welcome team will be wearing a face shield when they take your temperature. Also, our ushers will be wearing masks for your peace of mind, as will our nursery attendant. You do not need to wear a mask to attend but you are certainly welcome to.
Each week, we will have all of the hard surfaces sanitized on top of our regular weekly cleaning. This will be done by one of our partners (members) who owns a business that is certified to sanitize such spaces. All surfaces that will be touched will receive treatment and, most likely, our sanctuary chairs will be steamed to properly sanitize. Also, between services on Sundays, our staff will be wiping down all door handles, fixtures in the bathrooms, etc. You have no need to wonder if the building is clean and sanitized during the second meeting time. Finally, we have set up several hand-sanitizing stations around the building for your convenience. Let's spread the Gospel, not the germs!
NOTE: When you arrive, the front sets of doors will all be propped open as will the sanctuary doors. You will literally be able to get out of your car and walk all the way to your seat in the sanctuary without touching anything or anyone.
Newborn through toddlers... We will have the nursery open for your newborn through toddler. There will be a nursery attendant who will have on a mask and we encourage you to leave your child there if you are comfortable with that. All plush or small toys have been removed from the nursery. Only a select few things are left in there so that there are some things for your child to utilize. They are all bigger hard plastic toys that will be sprayed and wiped down with sanitizer after each service.
If your child needs comforted during service, we do have two other overflow rooms that we have prepared should your child need to leave the sanctuary. These rooms have TVs where you will be able to watch the service live streamed and you will not miss the worship or preaching should you need to utilize those rooms.
Preschool through 6th Grade... This is the age group that is usually with Pastor Jennifer. For the next few weeks, they will not be in class, but will instead worship with you as a family in the sanctuary. Each week, however, Pastor Jennifer is preparing a "fun pack" for every child that will be attending service.
Our cafe and common gathering areas will be closed until further notice. If you have any questions while you are with us, please find someone on our welcome team with a Faith Building Church lanyard and let us serve you!
We will not be passing our offering buckets during this time. If you have financial seed you want to sow in person by cash or check, we will have a bucket at the back of the auditorium that you can use as you exit.
As always , you can utilize one of our electronic methods of giving. Information for that can be found by clicking here.
Not Quite Ready?
We do not want anybody to come to church before they have the peace to do so. If you come, then come in faith knowing that your Heavenly Father is your source of health. If you choose to stay home, then choose to stay home in faith knowing that your Heavenly Father is your source of health. The bottom line is that we don't want anyone to feel pressure or any condemnation, whatsoever, no matter what your choice is on when to return to in-person gatherings.
If the time isn't right for you to come back now, please know that you will be able to watch our service each Sunday morning via livestream. You can participate a couple of different ways. You can click here to watch on our YouTube channel. Or, you can click here to watch on our website.
Lastly, we know that it may be difficult to come with small children during this time. If you are not ready to have your children visit our nursery, please stay home and enjoy participating via livestream.