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Guidelines During COVID

As we return to meeting in person, here is some information you need to be aware of. We will observe the following guidelines for every meeting at the church: Please only enter through the FRONT DOOR of the building (facing Rt. 44) and only exit through the main door (by the flagpole). Please abide by the 6 foot social distancing rule, with the only exception being those in your immediate family. No handshaking or hugging. Masks are not mandatory, but others may…

Fellowships and Surveys

Two important things to bear in mind as we enter the weekend: This Saturday from 3-5PM, those who purchased pepperoni rolls in support of Operation Christmas Child may pick them up at the church. Then starting at 5PM, the last outdoor fellowship of the year, the Fall Family Fellowship, will take place in the area behind the cemetery next to the church. Bring a lawn chair, a dish to pass, and dress warm. We’ll roast weenies, have some games for…

20 Days of Prayer for America

Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes (Daniel 9:3 NKJV). Tonight in our midweek prayer meeting, we will begin 20 days of prayer and fasting for America. Will you join us? We will pray for one another, of course, and for the various needs of our church. We will prayer for victory and protection and health and souls to be won for Jesus. We’ll pray for…

Let’s Build Stuff!

This Saturday, October 10th at 10AM, we will be having the first ASSEMBLY DAY for Operation Christmas Child. If you’d like to help us put together some of the gifts we will be including in the shoe boxes this year, please join us in Fellowship Hall. OCC will look different this year, but there are multiple ways to participate. This is one of them. Packing your own boxes is another. We have loads of boxes and you can take as…

Reminders

Dear Church Family, Starting this Sunday, October 4th, we will again be offering Sunday School classes for adults, teens, and children. This will necessitate some changes of which you need to be aware: Service times will now be: 8:30-9:30 – Early worship service 9:40-10:20 – Sunday School 10:30-11:30 – Late worship service Note that there is only a 10 minute window between the services and Sunday School. During that time we will be doing our best to run our disinfecting…

Back to Church Sunday – The Video

We were not able to live stream Sunday’s service, but we did record it and it is now available on Youtube for any who missed the service. Click Here for the video. Because it was recorded in a horse arena with the doors all wide open for ventilation, the lighting was not great for a video. Apologies for that. And a HUGE thank you to all who worked so hard to make Back to Church Sunday a day that honored…

Final Instructions

We plan to have the entrance manned Sunday morning, but just in case, here is some additional information from Dan about how to find the entrance for Back to Church Sunday: After crossing Waterloo or turning and heading west on 224 when you see the guard rail on the left (south) side of 224 just as 224 begins to bend SLOW DOWN!  at the very end of that guard rail you turn into the ‘hidden’ drive. And make sure you…

IT’S ALMOST HERE

It’s THIS SUNDAY! My oh my what a time we’ve got planned. Join us. We’ll sing, we’ll shout, we’ll shout we’ll sing. My oh my what a time! Here are some details if you missed them – CLICK HERE. And here are a few last minute thoughts and reminders: Some have expressed concern about the entrance to the property being from US224, which is a highway with traffic moving at speed. Please exercise care with this. The entrance will be…

T MINUS 5 DAYS!

We are in the final countdown to Back to Church Sunday! This coming Lord’s Day, September 20, we will gather at the Bauer home for a single service where ALL of our church can get together again for the first time since March. Here are some details to be praying about and planning for: When – Sunday, September 20 at 10:00 AM. Where – Bauer Residence. You can just CLICK HERE for a map and directions. Please notice that you…

September Is Here!

Greetings my Brothers and Sisters and friends. I want to share some information that may be of use to you for this first weekend in September. THIS SUNDAY, Jr. Church will begin afresh at FBC. The kids will have their own service in Fellowship Hall during the 10:30 service, so if you want to participate in Jr. Church, you’ll need to plan on that 2nd service, and not the 9:00 service. When you arrive, take the kids directly to Fellowship…

Autumn Approaches!

I’m really looking forward to autumn this year. September is always a big month for our church, and this year will be no different. September 6th, during the 10:30 service Junior Church will be restarting. Parents, if you’ve been hesitant to return to worship because of a lack of the children’s offerings, the 6th will be your day! Bring them to the 10:30 service and they will have their own service in Fellowship Hall. If you would like to help…