While taking every precaution to protect the health of our church family, we have now reopened our church for services. To limit person-to-person contact, we are only offering our Adult Bible Study in the Sanctuary on Wednesdays and only worship services on Sundays for now. There will be no nursery, children, or student activities at this time. We will re-evaluate this weekly.
Two Morning Services
To reduce our number attending and to allow for ample social distancing, we are providing two morning services. Effective 05/31/20, we are allowing attendance at whichever service is more convenient for you – 9am or 11am. We are no longer restricting attendance based on Last Name. We hope this will facilitate your return to our gatherings.
Our sanctuary is marked off for proper social distancing. Every other row is marked off and we encourage you to sit with adequate space between you and your fellow church members. Families are asked to sit together. We would ask that you not remove the roped off areas as this is for the purpose of assisting with social distancing as we reopen.
We want to show an abundance of caution as we gather once more. To facilitate that, we do not have a time of greeting in our service and we encourage you to limit person-to-person contact. As we observe these social distancing guidelines, we encourage you to still share words of love and joy in seeing one another again! We’ve missed being together.
As we have more information, we will share that here on our website and on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
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Make Your Connection: Current Bible Study Groups Plan
Our Bible Study Groups/Sunday School ministry is one of the greatest tools for discipleship and community. During a normal church schedule, the majority of our weekly attenders are active participants in a Bible Study group. As we re-gather following the COVID-19 shutdown, we will respect social distancing guidelines by not offering classes at this time. Most of our classrooms are simply not large enough to allow for social distancing guidelines.
In the meantime, all of our classes receive a digital online copy of their weekly lessons and many of our classes are meeting weekly via Zoom. We look forward to when we can begin safely gathering as classes once again.
We are grateful for your faithful giving that supports the ministries of Berea First Baptist Church.
In these early stages of our re-gathering on campus, we encourage you to take advantage of our ONLINE GIVING. This is a touch-free option that allows you to give regularly to the church. We look forward to when we can return to ministries like Good News Club, daily classroom volunteers, church activities, and so much more. Your faithful support during the shutdown period was a great testimony to your obedience to God’s call to give sacrificially. Thank you for supporting the work God is doing through BereaFBC.
All services will continue to Live Stream
on Facebook and bereafirst.online.church.
(Effective May 31) – 9am Worship Service
11am Worship Service
You may attend either service.
Bible Study Hour
Weekly Bible Study Time
We encourage you to continue to be faithful to your own personal Bible Study during this time. We will be providing resources to facilitate your own Bible study during our time away from gathering in community.
The love of Christ compels us to serve our community, state, nation, and world. BFBC has active partnership with our local school, apartment complexes, association, national and international partners.
Wednesday Evenings at BFBC
TEMPORARY SCHEDULE during our REOPENING PHASE
6:30pm Adult Bible Study & Prayer Time in Sanctuary
Please enter through the Main Sanctuary Doors. This is the ONLY activity on Wednesdays at this time.
NORMAL SCHEDULE (when we are able to resume programs)
5:15-6:30 pm Supper (Reservations by Monday AM Needed)
6:00-6:45 pm Preschool Choir in Child Development Center
1st-5th Grade Choir in Choir Room along Main Sanctuary Hall
6:00-7:30 pm Financial Peace Class in Senior Adult Building
6:30-7:30 pm Adult Bible Studies in Chapel Building
& Student Worship in Crosswalk
6:45-7:30 pm Preschool Mission Friends
Grades 1-5 G.A.’s
Grades 1-5 R.A.’s
7:30-9:00 pm Worship Choir in Choir Room along Main Sanctuary Hall
Dr. Chad Rickenbaker
Rev. Michael R. Hodge
Minister of Worship
Dr. Ricky Stark
Minister of Students (Middle – College)
Director of Children’s and Educational Ministries