In accordance with government restrictions enacted earlier this week, First Baptist Church, Kingsville will no longer be able to gather for worship or any other church programs until further notice.
The church office will remain open 9 am to 1 pm Tuesday to Friday for the time being, however we are asking that you restrict contact to telephone, email and social media. The church doors will be locked, and we ask that you make an appointment and use the Division Street (office) entrance if it is absolutely necessary for you to enter the building. This includes those who are in possession of keys to the exterior doors.
We will be sending out regular correspondence to you and ask you to regularly check your communication sources. A short, written message and suggestions for personal worship will be sent to you for this weekend so that we can have the opportunity to worship together, even as we remain apart. We will be endeavoring to determine those who will need to be contacted directly, and ask that you pass this message on to family, friends or neighbours who may not have access to social media ? even as you are now tangibly helping those in your life who are most vulnerable.
If you have any questions at all, or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact any of the staff. This is a new experience for everyone and we are committed to support you through it. We have always taught that the church is more than a building or a weekly gathering but is a family who shares a common hope in Christ and a common desire to love others as He loves us ? this is our opportunity to put that into practice!
Rev. Jim Bagley, Pastor – 19 March 2020