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Online Service
The March 29th service will be live streamed at 
https://live.fwbcofc.org
 
The March 22nd morning service was streamed via Facebook Live.  www.facebook.com/OurChurchCares.
 
We have also loaded the video to YouTube for your convenience.  We are planning on using YouTube going forward since it is available to people with or without Facebook or other social media accounts.
 
Please play the video and then subscribe so that you get updates.

COVID-19 Update
 

After careful and deliberate discussion, the elders have reluctantly decided to cancel our morning worship at the building.  This is out of an abundance of concern for the well-being of our membership.  Even if we knew everything about our members (who is sick, etc), we still have visitors who present an unknown.  We know this will not be a popular response to the current situation, but we have an obligation to consider the entire congregation.  It is clear to me that some of our immune-compromised members would come even though we ask them not to.

 

As we learn more about this virus and about gathering on groups, it has become more and more apparent that we really need to heed the governments warnings about social distancing and limiting out groups to gatherings of 10 or less.  This has become such an an issue in Okaloosa county that they are closing the beaches effective tomorrow.  This is a big deal for an area that derives a significant amount of income from tourism.

 

This is not a Hebrews 10:25 “forsaking the assembly” matter. The word “forsake” literally means “to abandon, leaving behind or walking away.” If someone is sick or sheltering from a hurricane or tornado (or potentially lethal virus), we don’t say they have forsaken the assembly.

 

This is also not a matter of people not trusting the Lord or living in fear. On March 12, just over 700 people in the U.S. had tested positive for COVID-19 and 28 had died. As of yesterday, there are nearly 10,000 cases and 164 deaths in the U.S. Ten days ago, Italy had 600 cases-today they have 35,000 cases and nearly 3,000 deaths. I would really like to believe this is neither government oppression, nor overreaching-but our government and our leaders trying to protect its citizens. They are asking us to help and this is being good citizens and trying to save lives.  We know there will be questions regarding this situation.  

 

At this time we plan to have a small but complete service at the building which we will record and make available shortly afterwards.  We will post a link and since many of you don’t have Facebook, we’ll make it available in a couple of places.  Watch your email for more info.  We are not capable of streaming yet, but that is coming.  We know of other congregations who will be streaming their services so if you would like that info, please let me know.

 

Please help by spreading the word.  If you know of someone who is not online, please let them know.  If you are in need of assistance, please let any minister or elder know.  We have members who are willing to help.

 
Scheduled:
Sunday:
 
Canceled:
Sunday:
9:15 AM – Bible Study
 
10:15 AM – Worship
 
5:00 PM – Worship / Small Groups
 
Wednesday:
7:00 PM – Bible Study and Worship
 
 
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