Weekend – Constant
A Study in the Book of Romans
By Phillip Hamm
We’re tired of change. We’re tired of our bodies getting tired and sore. We’re tired of our kids growing up. We’re tired of things breaking around the house. We’re tired of politics. We’re tired of the weather. We’re tired of changes in personnel at work. We’re tired of loved ones dying. The list just goes on and on.
In a world that is
constantly changing the
Gospel remains constant.
We need something to be reliable. We need something to be dependable. We need something to be steadfast. Here’s the Good News; in a world that is constantly changing the Gospel remains constant.
Tomorrow we begin our summer series in the book of Romans. We will be reminded weekly that in a world that is constantly changing, the message of the Gospel remains the same.
In preparation for Sunday worship, read Romans 1.
2020/2021 FBCP Budget
There will be a special business meeting today at the conclusion of the 11:30 Celebration worship service. Please join us in the Worship Center as we present the 2020/2021 FBC Budget. Copies of the budget are available to FBC members. Members may also receive a copy at the church office Monday-Thursday, 9 am-3 pm, beginning tomorrow, Monday, June 8.
A Q & A opportunity will take place on Sunday, June 14 at the conclusion of the last worship service. Please join us in the Worship Center.
A ballot vote with no further discussion will take place on Sunday, June 21 in each worship service.
Ladies Bible Study - Trustworthy
Six Week Bible Study of 1 & 2 Kings by Lysa Terkeurst
Tuesdays at 9:30 am beginning June 9
Facilitated by Abby Hamm & Hope Tibbetts
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS & DAUGHTERS! This is a great opportunity to have a morning out if you are a young mom and a wonderful time to meet some women who have much life experience and receive some mentoring! If you are my age (seasoned) ─ we are still learning and walking the journey and your journey might just impact another life and God may change you.
Childcare will be available with Confirmed Registration Only. After you register, call the church office to request childcare for this class. (941-722-7795)
It is necessary for you to register or call the church office if you are coming. COVID has changed our world and we are trying to accommodate on every level. We will have masks available! The hardest part will be no hugging!
Our Reopening Plan
In March, your pastoral staff made a decision we never dreamt we would ever have to make. For the sake of the health of our congregation, and out of respect for our elected officials, we chose to suspend church activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have been praying over, and thinking through, the process of how, when given the opportunity, to reopen.
When Governor DeSantis announced his plan to slowly reopen businesses in Florida, we knew it was time to put our plan on paper and seriously pursue reopening the church. We have sought counsel from the Florida Baptist State Convention, our insurance company, CDC guidelines, and numerous leaders inside and outside the church. The three-phase approach is summarized in an image that follows and a detailed plan is available on our website.
We share your frustration in this crazy season, and we desperately look forward to worshiping together again. However, we also know the wisest thing to do is pursue that goal in a gradual and phased process. I have confidence in the other pastors, and the wisdom they bring to this plan. With that said, this is new territory for us. Thank you for your patience as we prayerfully and wisely attempt to slowly reopen our church for public worship.
Phase 2 (Current)
This phase includes FOUR smaller, shorter live worship services on campus. Each service will be limited to 50% seating capacity. The rest of the building will be closed and inaccessible during this phase. No childcare, Bible studies, small groups, etc. will meet on campus on Sunday mornings during this phase. Online worship will continue to be offered for those who are more comfortable worshiping from home. For more specific details please click here to read the entire reopening plan.
8:30 – 9:15 Celebration
9:15 – 10:00 Encounter
10:00 – 10:45 Celebration
10:45 – 11:30 Encounter
Phase 3 (TBD)
We will return to a normal schedule of events. Dates for this phase have not been set.
Remember your neighbors, continue to share Jesus and help them wherever possible. If their needs exceed your ability to assist, give the church office a call and we will do our best to help you help them.
- Invite your friends and neighbors to watch live services on Sunday at 9:15 or 10:45 am. We recommend staying consistent with our state officials’ guidelines of limiting the number who gather at one time.
- Have Bible studies in your home utilizing resources from RightNow Media
- Reach out by phone to another church member or visitor to ask how they are doing.
Please continue to financially support your church and local charities as they experience an increase in requests for assistance from members and the local community.
You can give by using online giving, through the FBCP App, or mailing a check to: First Baptist Church 1020 4th St. W. Palmetto, FL 34221
You can communicate with us at 941-722-7795 or e-mail through the church website: www.fbcpalmetto.com.