East Baptist Church

Coronavirus Update

Dear Church,

As you know, the Coronavirus health concern is becoming more and more pressing and widespread. For that reason, East Baptist Church is taking all precautions necessary to assure the safety of our congregation while holding on to our God who is bigger than all of this. For that reason, we have made certain decisions based around our Sunday worship service and midweek meetings that we would like to share with you at present.

#1 Sunday Morning Service – UPDATED (3/14/2020, 10:27AM) In light of recent events, we have decided to alter our original plans and forego meeting in person for tomorrow’s worship service. Instead, a modified and abbreviated service will be broadcast live from the Sanctuary over Facebook Live by a small group of church staff and volunteers. Check EBC’s website and social media for key updates. Moving forward, we will make a week-to-week determination on whether or not to hold the service on campus. However, our service will continue to be broadcast on the East Baptist Church Facebook page through Facebook Live – located at www.facebook.com/ebclynnma. You can tune in there for prayer, worship, Scripture reading, Pastor Kevin’s sermon, and encouragement as you do each week. Even if things progress and we do decide to cancel the campus service in the coming weeks, we will still host a smaller, modified service over Facebook Live with our local pastors and staff. We encourage you to make the decision that is best for your family when deciding whether or not to attend in person or watch online. Note: We will have hand sanitizer available in the back of the sanctuary throughout the service and will forego any formal greeting time while encouraging our members to greet each other through waves and nods rather than handshakes or fist bumps.

#2 Other Sunday Morning Activities – We will be CANCELLING our 8:30am Prayer Hour and 9:30am Sunday School and Adult Education hour for the foreseeable future. Our worship service will begin at 10:45am as noted above.

#3 MidWeek Programs – We will be CANCELLING our Wednesday Encounter Bible Study, Friday EBC Youth program, Thursday Choir Practice, and all other midweek meetings for the foreseeable future. Stay in touch with your group leader for creative opportunities to stay engaged. For example, EBC Youth staff will broadcast live on social media during the normal Friday youth meeting time.

#4 Giving – You can still give to support the ministry of East Baptist Church through our website at www.eastbaptist.org/online-giving/.

#5 Meeting Needs – If you, your family, or someone you know is impacted by the Coronavirus or the subsequent business closings, East Baptist Church is here to help. Please call or e-mail the church with any needs, and we will do our best to address them. Jesus calls us to carry each other’s burdens, and EBC is here to help carry yours in this time. 

Trust the Lord, stay safe, and wash your hands. We will get through this. As serious and concerning as this season is, it will have an end. We can trust our God to walk with us through the valley, and lean on each other in this time of need.

We love you. We’re praying for you. We’re here for you. 

In Him,

    The Pastors and Leadership of East Baptist Church

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10