Dear Church Family,
What a difference 48 hours makes. Our original plan had been to cancel all small group meetings but continue to have worship on Sunday mornings. Over the last two days I have been praying, looking at what other churches are doing, listening to official announcements, and getting input. I have decided that it is in the best interest of our church, our members, and our community to cancel all services for three weeks. That would mean the next worship service would be on April 12th, Easter. If it becomes necessary to further delay opening, we will let you know.
I do this with a heavy heart. It was not what I wanted but I think it is the wisest course of action. In addition, I am going to suggest to the office staff that they stay home and only come into the office to do what minimal amount of work needs to be done to keep the church running. I am leaving that to their discretion, but we are guaranteeing that all church staff will continue to be paid during this period.
Every week on Wednesday by 6 PM I will have a video Bible Study posted on our website at https://firstbaptistfw.com/blog/
On Thursdays I will have a written blog post. I will also be considering other ways we can continue to worship and grow during the interim.
If you need me please call me at (260)715-8080. If you just need to talk to someone, call me. Call and message to check on your neighbors and fellow church members.
As things change you will receive e-mails from me or the office. Also check the website regularly for other announcements.
Fort Wayne Baptist Church