DUE TO COVID-19, OUR WORSHIP GATHERINGS LOOK DIFFERENT. FOR MORE INFOCLICK HERE


Everyone loves a comeback. We celebrate a rally that leads to victory. Jesus has already won the victory.
We, His church, are victorious in Him. If you follow Jesus, you are on the winning team! 
we are so excited to once again gather together for worship! 
However, due to the nature of this time and our local county and state guidelines, worship gatherings will look a little different.
please take a minute and familiarize yourself with THE GREAT FBCA comeback  processes.


A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR KENNY

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Psalm 122:1 "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the LORD."

It is a joy to begin the steps of regathering to worship our Lord as a church family. Please hear my heart; some of you will be comfortable attending on campus Sunday mornings. For others, it is still too early and you are comfortable joining us from your home by live stream. God wired each of us differently and we need to follow the Lord and the pace He gives us concerning our comfort and confidence. Let me be clear, whether you are on campus or at home on live stream, we support your decision. We are one united church family. We will walk forward together with the goal of retuning to a sense of normalcy. If you are not feeling well, we ask you to remain at home and join us by live stream. To our vulnerable population, there is no expectation of you attending. We support you as you join us from home through live stream.

Our regathering will be a slow, step-by-step plan that follows the reopening guidelines given to us by our State and County concerning safety policies, sanitation procedures, and social distancing practices. We are committed that you will return to an environment that will ensure your safety, comfort, and confidence. This will all be temporarily different, but I know you will respond with flexibility and a great attitude.

This will be a gradual process and we will follow each phase of the guidelines we receive from our State and County officials. I am so grateful for our hard-working staff. They love Jesus and they love you. Donna and I are so blessed. I am grateful to pastor the greatest church in the world. Personally, I want to thank you for your support during these different and difficult days. Your support has been overwhelming. I join you in knowing our great God is in control and He is working all this out for the salvation of souls and His glory. 

Thank you and I sure do love you.
In Him,
Pastor Kenny

FAQS

What time are the services?
8am, 9:30am (deaf interpretation available), 11am

What is the format of the services?
Services will remain the same as they have been for the past several weeks. All three Sunday services will be the same; around 60 minutes in length, led by the Worship Band. Deaf interpretation will be available at 9:30am.

How do I indicate which service time I (my family) will be attending?
There is no longer a need to indicate which service your family will be attending. Keeping with social distancing guidelines and maintaining high sanitation standards, we will be monitoring the number of people in the building at one time and adjust our services accordingly.  

Will small groups be meeting?
Small groups are meeting in our building for the fall on a systematic rotation. Checkout the dropdown below to find out what date your small group is meeting.

Will childcare be available?
For the month of October, First Friends will be meeting during the 9:30am and 11am services. Refer to the Next Gen dropdown below for more information on specific check-in requirements and how we are keeping your children safe.

Will we be meeting on Wednesday nights?
Yes, for information on our LIFE Classes, click here!

Our Next Generation Ministry will also be meeting on Wednesday nights at various locations. Click here to find out where your child will be meeting! 

What if I still have concerns about gathering onsite? 
We are doing everything we can to sanitize throughly and ensure safety. That being said, if you have health or other concerns, please join us via live stream at 9:30 or 11am. We long to see you and this is just one step in that direction. We fully support your decision to do what is best for you and your family.

Am I required to wear a mask?
We are following the Jefferson County Safety Guidelines.  They do not require people to wear a mask.  When attending our worship services, people are welcome to wear a mask if they wish, but we are not requiring it.

Can I bring my offering/tithe?
Yes. However, we will not be passing the offering plate to avoid surface contact and maintain social distancing. There will be black mail boxes available in the hallways. As always, feel free to give safely and securely online through our website.

Will restrooms be available?
Yes, restrooms are available and will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Water fountains will not be available.

What If I have additional questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us! 
636.296.7729

NEXT GEN

FIRST FRIENDS

  • When is childcare offered in First Friends?
    • We can’t wait to minister to your child during Sunday services at 9:30am and 11am.
  • How do I know my child is going to be well taken care of and safe?
    • The safety and security of all children is top priority. We have secured and monitored areas where our children learn and play, as well as a security team that is available if needed. All of our adult volunteers have passed background checks to ensure another layer of safety.
  • Every week this fall
    • We will be taking temperatures before admitting all our kiddos.
    • We will not be serving snack at this time.
    • Limited contact check in.
    • Bring no items from home with the exception of bottles and diapers.
    • We want to keep your child clean and happy! Please provide the necessary items for diapering your child. These items should be in a bag, clearly marked with the child’s name. For sanitation reasons, we encourage parents to provide disposable diapers. We will check diapers often and change diapers at least every two hours.
  • Bottle fed and nursing babies
    • Infants will be fed formula, milk, juice or water in bottles, if provided by the parent. Bottles must be ready to feed and have instructions for warming. A private nursing area is available.
  • Sick children
    • For the protection of all children, parents are asked not to drop off a sick child. Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from home when any of the following exist:
      • A fever, vomiting or diarrhea currently or within the previous 24 hours
      • Any symptom of a childhood disease such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chickenpox or whooping cough
      • Common Cold-from onset through one week
      • Sore throat, Croup, persistent cough or green runny nose
      • Any unexplained rash
      • Head lice
      • Pink eye or other eye infection
      • Hand, foot and mouth disease
      • If a child develops a fever or other symptoms of illness while at church, he/she will be isolated and the parents contacted to take the child home.
  • What ages is First Friends for?
    • Children, six-weeks through age five are assigned to preschool rooms based on their date of birth.
  • How do I find First Friends?
    • The map below should help you locate the First Friends lobby.

                

  • How do I pick my child up?
    • To ensure security during pick up times, parents must present the ticket issued at check-in that day.
  • What if I am needed during my small group time or during the worship service?
    • If your attention is required, we will alert you by putting your child’s ticket number on the screen in the main service, texting your phone, or finding you at the room number provided at check-in.
  • What will my child be doing while in First Friends?
    • Our programming focuses teaching toddlers God’s word and that He loves them very much!

FIRST KIDS

  • When does First Kids meet?
    • We will have two identical one-hour large groups at 9:30 and 11 am on Sundays. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the service to give us time to sanitize.
  • How do I know my child is going to be well taken care of and safe?
    • The safety and security of all children is top priority. We have secured and monitored areas where our children learn, as well as a security team that is available if needed. All of our adult volunteers have passed background checks to ensure another layer of safety.
  • What ages is First Kids for?
    • First Kids is for children who are currently in K-5th Grade!
  • How do I find First Kids?
    • The map below should help you locate the First Kids lobby!

                  

  • How do I check my child in?
    • All kids must be checked in at the Welcome Counter in the First Kids Lobby and use limited contact with the help of our First Kids Team.
  • How do I pick my child up?
    • You will be given a printed receipt that is necessary to pick up your child.
  • What will my child be doing while in First Kids?
    • In Kids Worship, we worship God in a way that is fun and understandable for your children.
  • How do I stay connected with all things going on in First Kids?
    • We have a parent e-newsletter that lets you know what is going on in First Kids. Click here to join!

SEGUE

  • What ages is Segue for?
    • Segue is for middle school students, currently in grades 6-8.
  • How do I find Segue?
    • The map below should help you locate where Segue meets!
  • Sunday Meeting Time
    • Segue gathers on Sunday mornings in the Upper Fellowship Hall at 11:00AM to join together in corporate worship, and we end in the Lower Fellowship Hall in small groups, which are divided by grade and gender. 
  • Wednesday Meeting Time
    • Segue meets on Wednesday evening in the Lower Fellowship Hall from 6:30PM-8PM for a time of games, fellowship, worship and teaching. 
  • Do I need to check my student in/out for Segue?
    • We do not require parents to check their middle school student in for Segue on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights. We do check the student in, but parents do not have to be present or show a receipt in order for their student to leave when the service is over.
  • What if I am in my small group during 9:30am, where does my student go?
    • Most of our Segue students sit together in the 9:30am service. Below is a picture on where our middle schoolers usually sit together.
  • What will my student be doing while in Segue?
    • On Sunday mornings, we meet in the Lower Fellowship Hall for a time of student led worship as well as interactive teaching and small groups led by our adult team members.
    • On Wednesday evenings, your student will participate in a night of fun and looking at God’s word. We talk about biblical topics that students are wrestling with and have fun stuff like games, videos and theme nights!
  • How do I stay connected with all things going on in student ministry?
    • We have a parent e-newsletter that lets you know what is going on in student ministry. Click here to join!

    SYNERGY

    • What ages is Synergy for?
      • Synergy is for high school students, currently in grades 9-12.
    • How do I find Synergy?
      • The map below should help you locate where Synergy meets!

                      

    • Sunday Meeting Time
      • Synergy gathers on Sunday mornings in the Upper Fellowship Hall at 9:30AM for worship together and then ends in the Lower Fellowship Hall in small groups, which are divided by grade and gender. 
    • Wednesday Meeting Time
      • Synergy meets on Wednesday evening in the Upper Fellowship Hall from 6:30PM-8PM for a time of games, fellowship, worship and teaching. 
    • Do I need to check my student in/out for Synergy?
      • We do not require parents to check their high school student in for Synergy on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights. We do check the student in, but parents do not have to be present or show a receipt in order for their student to leave when the service is over.
    • What if I am in my small group during 9:30am, where does my student go?
      • Most of our Synergy students and leaders sit in the 9:30am service. If your student needs someone to sit with, we would be happy to find a family or group for them!
    • What will my student be doing while in Synergy?
      • On Sunday mornings, we meet in the Fellowship Hall for a time of hanging out and community, followed by small group Bible study led by our adult leaders. On Wednesday evenings, our time together is focused on topical teaching, hanging out and playing games!
    • How do I stay connected with all things going on in student ministry?
      • We have a parent e-newsletter that lets you know what is going on in student ministry. Click here to join!

    REVIVE

    • What ages is Revive for?
      • Revive is for young adults, ages 18-25.
    • What if I am college-aged, but not in college?
      • If you are not enrolled in college, you are still more than welcome to join us in Revive if you are between the ages of 18-25. If you are over 25, check out the our Resolve ministry by clicking here!
    • How do I find Revive?
      • The map below should help you locate where Revive meets!

                   

    • Sunday Meeting Times
      • On Sunday mornings, Revive meets in the College Building (located between lot H and G) at 9:30AM for a time of community and Small Group Bible study. This is a great place to enjoy a coffee, meet peers and study God's word in a small group.
    • Wednesday Schedule at 6:30 pm
      • On Wednesday evening, Revive meets in the College Building (located between lot H and G) at 9:30AM for a time of community and large group worship and teaching.
    • What does Revive study?
      • Revive studies The Gospel Project on Sunday mornings, in small group settings, divided by gender. We want to help students nurture a relationship with Christ in a loving community as they navigate the challenges of this life-stage.
    • How do I stay connected with all things going on in college ministry?
      • We have a Revive e-newsletter that lets you know what is going on in college ministry. Click here to join!

    SMALL GROUPS

    If your small group is not listed for the below dates, please contact your small group leader or for more info

    NOVEMBER 15 AND 29

    8:00AM SMALL GROUPS

    LEADER NAME TYPE OF CLASS ROOM #
    Ray Frazier Coed (60+) FL 06
    Trish Kaps Ladies (60+) FL 08
    Lee Murray-Jost Ladies (70+) FL 11
    Duane Pitchford Men (60+) FL 02-03
    Walt Price Coed (60+) FL 04-05


    9:30AM SMALL GROUPS

    LEADER NAME TYPE OF CLASS ROOM #
    SUMMIT Coed Singles (39+) FL 104
    Pastor Bill Byrd Coed Singles (Mid 20s-30s) FL 104
    Garold Cavaness Coed (60+) FL 09
    Thom Day Coed (50s-70s) FL 01
    Carl Faulkner Coed (40s-60s) The Commons
    Josh Merseal
    (NOV 8 & 29 ONLY)
    Coed (20+) FL 12

    Wayne Spencer

    Married (20s-30s) GYM


    11AM SMALL GROUPS

    LEADER NAME TYPE OF CLASS ROOM #
    Phil & Lisa Bradford Married (19-36) FL 101
    Chris Watkins Coed (35-60s) FL 10

    NOVEMBER 8 AND 22

    9:30AM SMALL GROUPS

    LEADER NAME TYPE OF CLASS ROOM #
    Jordan Burnett Married (19-30s) FL 06
    Jim Camden Men (40+) FL 102
    Chris Day Married (30s-40s) FL 02-03
    Mike Hite Coed (35-60 FL 10
    Lynn Sharick Ladies (all ages) FL 13
    Josh Merseal
    (NOV 8 & 29 ONLY)
    Coed (20+) FL 12


    11AM SMALL GROUPS

    LEADER NAME TYPE OF CLASS ROOM #
    Roger Hallam Coed (60+) FL 01
    Jennie Jackson Coed Singles (40s-60s) FL 103
    Rusty Litz Coed (40+) FL 09
    David O'Donnell Coed (60s-70s) FL 08
    Judy Montgomery Ladies (30s-70s) FL 104
    Mark Quigley Coed (Various Ages) FL 101
    Mike Woodward Coed (40+) The Commons
    Bob Crowell Deaf Ministry Gym

    FAMILY LIFE CENTER


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