CORONA VIRUS ACTION PLAN - 3/14/2020 - 1:00 PM
In response to the Corona virus concern, I have talked with the staff, deacons, and some other church leaders about how Wilton Baptist Church should respond. Nothing about this makes for an easy decision. The information is changing rapidly. We must trust the Lord in all things, including a virus, a nation in panic, and confusion. He is in control. We certainly do not want to add to hysteria and panic; however, a response is necessary. We must consider the health and safety of all of our members and visitors.
With much prayer we will be implementing these temporary changes effective immediately. Please read carefully all the way to the end of the message.
Sunday, March 15th – We will have 10 AM Worship ONLY, No morning prayer gathering, No Sunday School, No choir, No PM services.
Wednesday, March 18th – No services
Sunday, March 22nd – We will have 10 AM Worship ONLY, No morning prayer gathering, No Sunday School, No choir, No PM services.
Wednesday, March 25th – No services.
No meetings or fellowships during this time.
We will re-evaluate the situation before Sunday, March 29th and see what we need to do at that point.
Pray for our worship to be meaningful and impactful.
These changes will avoid smaller, confined spaces.
We are known for our loving, friendly fellowship and we don’t want to lose that; however change to waves, smiles, and verbal greetings. Refrain from handshaking and hugs. Sit in a spacious manner. Space between people is the best way so spread out a bit.
If you are sick, please stay home. We will miss you and pray for you but keep it home. The Lord is not going to hold it against you for staying home to get well and to protect others.
For those who have a compromised immune system, or going through medical treatments for illness or disease, don’t place yourself in gatherings that could cause you further issues whether at church or anywhere else. The Lord is not going to hold it against you if you are not in church to protect yourself from further sickness.
*Also, it is very important that you continue to financially support the church. We will NOT be “passing” an offering plate, but there will be a place where you can conveniently make your offerings. If you cannot be here because of the circumstances and would like to make sure your offerings get to the church you can call Bro. Greg and make arraignments to drop it off or you can mail it to: PO Box 160 Wilton, AL 35187.
Most of all pray for our God to destroy this virus, also pray that this time of crisis and fear in our nation opens eyes to the need of the Lord.
Love in Christ,