|March 14, 2020
As we make plans for worship tomorrow (March 15), I wanted to update you on the precautions we will be taking due to the pandemic virus, COVID-19. During the past 24 hours, both the US president and the SC governor have declared a state of emergency. Reported cases in South Carolina have increased, although there is not currently an outbreak in our area.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.The more contact we have with other people, the greater our likelihood of contracting (and then spreading) the virus. For some in our church and community, this virus could be very dangerous.
We do plan to have Sunday School and worship tomorrow (March 15) but ask that you consider the following:
We plan to live stream tomorrow’s worship service via Facebook beginning at 10:45 am. If you stay at home tomorrow, please join us on the First Baptist Church of Pendleton Facebook page.
You can also participate in worship from home by giving an offering! See below for details about online giving and giving via text. Contributions may also be mailed to P.O. Box 187 Pendleton, SC 29670.
For those who do come to church, we ask that you take the following precautions:
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we make these adjustments. We will continue to monitor the situation as it progresses and make additional adjustments to our church schedule and routines in future weeks as necessary.
We are also in communication with other local agencies regarding how to help those in our community with limited resources who may be most adversely affected by illness, school closures, loss of work, and other possible consequences of this pandemic.
In these uncertain times, may we continue to worship, whether at church or at home, tomorrow and in the days to come.
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
With Peace and Hope,
Pastor Jennifer Rygg