We are now gathering in person for worship.
Sundays, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
REGISTRATIONS REQUESTED
We are unable to provide nursery and childcare at this time.
All other in-person gathering are suspended until further notice.
 
Our Walking Track is now open!!!
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Social   distancing rules will apply.
A mask is recommended inside the building,
but required to come into the church offices.

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June 7, 2020
 

Faith Family,

As we announced this morning, we have set a date for “regathering” for our morning worship services. Beginning June 21, we will return to in-person worship services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. We will be following CDC and government guidelines for social distancing and cleaning.

Reservations are required. You may Save A Seat on-line by clicking here or by calling the church office (270.422.3355) during regular office hours. The reservation site will open at 9:00 a.m. on June 8. All the details can be found in our COVID-19 IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICE GUIDELINES. Please read this document before arriving for worship. If you would like to see a diagram of our seating plan, click here.

At this time, we are regathering ONLY for our Sunday morning worship services. Small groups will continue to connect and/or meet as they have been doing. We are unable to provide a nursery or children’s activities at this time.

We will also continue to live-stream our 11:00 a.m. worship service. The previous week’s message can also be heard on WMMG at 9:00 am.

We realize that some of you are ready to return to in-person gatherings and others feel the need to wait. Whether you plan to come in-person or continue to join us on-line, we love you and care about you and your family. We want you to be well physically and spiritually, and we want to support you in the decision you feel is best for you.

Please let us know how we can serve you.
 
 
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May 9, 2020
 

Greeting Faith Family,

 

With the release of our governor’s recommendations about the reopening of “houses of worship,” we are sure that you have many questions about when and how we will be able to gather together as a faith family under one roof. Your church leadership misses you and longs to gather with you again.

 

We met today and talked through the recommendations of the CDC and our state government.

We want to be careful not to rush the opening of our building for in-person gatherings. We value your health and safety, and we desire to exercise wisdom in patiently seeing how the next several weeks unfold before we choose to physically gather again. We will continue to stream on-line worship through the month of May, at least, and we will continue to monitor and evaluate the circumstances surrounding this pandemic.

Opportunities to participate in worship:
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. on WMMG 93.5 (last week’s message)
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. on our Facebook Page LIVE
Sundays, 6:04 p.m. on our Facebook Page – Premiere
Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. on our Facebook Page – Premiere

 

Please let us know how when can serve you during this time.

 

 
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April 18, 2020
 
FBC Family,
 
Join us on Sunday, April 19 for our “regular” on-line worship times “together-separately.” We are very excited about something special we’ve planned for Sunday afternoon. Drive-through Giving/Staff Greeting!!! The staff will be in the parking lot from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to wave at you from an appropriate distance. There will be a basket on a table to receive your offerings. [If you need to come earlier, Becky will be in the parking lot at 12:15 p.m. for a while.]
 
Opportunities to participate in worship:
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. on WMMG 93.5 (last week’s message)
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. on our Facebook Page LIVE
Sundays, 6:04 p.m. on our Facebook Page – Premiere
Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. on our Facebook Page – Premiere
Several groups are meeting together via ZOOM. Let us know if you’d like to connect with a small group Bible Study. We still have lessons on our Resource Page. (Because of the copyrighted material on this page, a password is required. Reach out to us if you need the password.)
 
Each week, Bro. Ron has challenged us to reach a specific Psalm each day. This week, we read Psalm 46. Remember that God IS our Refuge and Strength, an ever present help in trouble. When the world seems to be spinning out of control, be still and know that He is God!
 

Let’s keep pointing people to Jesus!

 
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April 3, 2020

FBC Family,

Your staff and church leadership continue to work diligently to stay up to date on the latest recommendations and instructions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are about you and we are praying for you. As the apostle Paul said to the Thessalonians, “But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face, because we wanted to come to you…” In person…not in heart. We may be separated physically for a time, but we WILL be united again; and even in our separation, we remain one in Christ. Please let us know how we can serve you.

All in-person services and activities continue be suspended until further notice. We still plan to stream a live worship service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday on our FBC Facebook Page. For those who do not use Facebook, you may click here for a listing of links for past services. You may watch them in your web browser with or without Facebook. Following the livestream, we record another worship time for the evening. We will premiere that video at 6:04 on Sunday on our Facebook page.

The Church Office and Walking Track continue to be closed to the public; however, Roxanne and Becky are in their offices during regular hours to answer phone calls and emails. You can find the contact information for all your staff here.

We continue to use ChurchCast to send out messages to everyone. If you have not been receiving these messages and would like to do so, let us know. We can send text messages, email and text-to-speech (“robo-calls”). For some, the emails may go to your spam/junk folder.

We have also set up a Resource Page with Bible Study information for children and youth and some of our adult classes who use videos. We have posted this information in our Facebook Group and also sent via ChurchCast. Again, if you did not receive the information, let us know.

Our Sermons page has been updated with the latest sermon recordings. Also, remember that we are on WWMG 93.5 each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. We also have CD copies of sermons. If you would like to have copies, please call the office, we would be glad to have someone drop those off at your house.

Giving Information was shared in a previous post (see note below from March 20). We’ve also added a link in our rotating banners directly to the on-line giving page.

As we approach Resurrection Sunday, let us remember the VICTORY that Christ one for us when He rose from the dead. We typically greet one another on Easter with the call and response, “Christ is risen,” “He is risen indeed.” Those words profess our hope.

Even though we are separated for a time physically, Christ is risen…
Whatever happens in our economy, Christ is risen…
Whatever happens with our health, Christ is risen…
Whatever happens with our jobs, Christ is risen…
Whatever happens, Christ is risen…

He is risen indeed!

Let’s keep pointing people to Jesus Christ, our Living Hope.

 
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March 20, 2020

FBC Family,

 

Your church leadership continues to monitor the ever-changing recommendations and instructions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made today that all in-person services and activities will be suspended until further notice. We plan to continue to stream a live worship service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday via Facebook Live on our FBC Facebook Page. For those who do not use Facebook, we will be able to share a link after the service is complete that will enable you to watch with or without Facebook.

Bro. Ron is back and will be preaching a message this Sunday from James 1, When Troubles Will Not Go Away. We will also be recording a message from Bro. Ron entitled, Don’t Make Problems for Yourself When You’re In a Problem (Psalm 15:1-5). We will post the video to Facebook in the afternoon. We’ll be hosting a “Watch Party” at 6:04 p.m. so we can watch it together.

The Church Office and Walking Track are closed to the public; however, Roxanne and Becky will be in their offices during regular hours to answer phone calls and emails.

Reminder: We are using a mass communication tool called ChurchCast. If you have not received any messages this past week and would like to do so, let us know. We can send text messages, email and text-to-speech (“robo-calls”).

We have also set up a Resource Page with Bible Study information for children and youth and some of our adult classes who use videos. We have posted this information in our Facebook Group and also sent via ChurchCast. Again, if you did not receive the information, let us know.

Our Sermons page has been updated with the latest sermon recordings. Also, remember that we are on WWMG 93.5 each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Some of you have asked about how you can continue to worship through giving. There are several ways you can do that.

  1. Give on-line through your bank or your credit card. If you do it through you bank, all of your offering goes to the church. Using a credit card removes a fee from the offering before it reaches FBC.
  2. Give through the Give+ Mobile App. I’ll include links to the app for Android and IPhone in the comments.
  3. You can mail in a check to 149 Lawrence Street, Brandenburg, KY 40108

There are many questions and many uncertainties surrounding this pandemic. But THIS WE KNOW. Our all-knowing and all-powerful God is not in any way surprised by this. In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul said, “ And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:28-29) It is important to look at the “good” promised in verse 28 in light of verse 29. The good that God promises is that we will look more like Jesus. God can use this pandemic to make our Faith Family look more and more like Jesus. Let’s strive for that as we move forward. Your staff, along with Deacon and Trustee leadership are praying for you. We love you and we are here for you.

Let’s keep pointing people to Jesus Christ, our Living Hope.
 
 
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March 14, 2020
 
FBC Family,

Your church staff and leadership met today to work out details of our response plan. As previously stated, there will be no worship gatherings tomorrow, March 15. We will be streaming a worship service at 11:00 a.m. via Facebook Live on our FBC Facebook Page [https://www.facebook.com/fbcbrandenburg/]. For those who do not use Facebook, we will be able to share a link after the service is complete that will enable you to watch with or without Facebook. One Voice will be leading our music and Logan Clemons will be sharing from Joshua 1, Whiner or Warrior, Which Will You Choose? Neil Bland will be streaming a message at 6:04 p.m., also on our Facebook Page.

All activities and services have been suspended through March 28. The church office and walking track will be open during regular hours this week. Your church leadership and staff are monitoring the situation and will continue to make adjustments as needed.

We are using a mass communication tool called ChurchCast. We sent a text message and email this morning at 9:00 a.m. If you did not receive it and would like to be added to list, send an email to musicfbc@bbtel.com. We also sent email and text messages this evening, along with “robocalls” to people with only landline numbers listed.

We have also set up a Resource Page with Bible Study information for children and youth and some of our adult classes who use videos. We will post this information in our Facebook Group and send via Church Cast once all the resources are available. This is a secure, password protected page because of the copyrighted material available.

Visit our Sermons page to listen to past sermons. Also, remember that we are on WWMG 93.5 each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Some of you may be wondering how you can continue your worship through giving during this time of suspended gatherings. There are several options open to you.

  • You can click here to make your offering on-line through your web browser
  • You can download the Give+ App for Apple or Android
  • You can also mail in your gift.

Please continue to pray for wisdom for your leadership. Also pray that we can point people to Jesus during these uncertain times.

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,
but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

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March 13, 2020
 

FBC Faith Family,

We want to thank you for your patience and flexibility. Your prayers and encouragement have been very helpful to us! As our current situation develops, we are praying, discussing, and listening while we make decisions on how best to be the church. This situation changes fast. We know more today than we did yesterday regarding how COVID-19 spreads, and that necessitated a change of direction for this weekend’s worship gatherings.

Your church leadership (deacon chairs, trustee chair and staff) has decided to suspend all in-person gatherings, including worship services, for Sunday, March 15.

Many of us are wondering when we will be able to gather again to worship. While we don’t have a specific answer, church leadership and staff are meeting on Saturday to discuss future scheduling and other worship options such as on-line streaming, posted videos and lessons for some classes, depending on available curriculum.

Our decisions are not made out of fear in any way; rather, they are motivated by how we can best love our neighbors by preventing the spread of the virus unnecessarily. We also believe this gives us the opportunity to point people to Jesus and communicate the hope that only comes from Him. Psalm 46 tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Let’s live this out before our neighbors in these days of uncertainty.

This time of crisis is also an opportunity to BE the church by loving our community well. We want our faith family to stay connected during this time of physical separation, and we will be letting you know ways to help us do that in the days and weeks ahead.

Our current plan is for the office and walking track to be open during regular hours next week; however, it may become necessary to have staff work from home.

We will continue to post updates on our church website and on our Facebook page. We will also be implementing a mass communication tool called ChurchCast (text, email and phone) in the next few days.

Please join us in praying for healing for those who are sick, protection for those who are not currently infected, wisdom for those in leadership (government, churches, ministries, schools) and grace to look beyond our own needs and concerns to a world who so desperately needs to know Jesus.
 

“…the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:10-11