Mid-Week Musings from Lead Pastor Todd Malone
The Covid situation in Texas is changing quickly, so please understand that FBC’s plans can also change quickly. We will do our best to keep you updated.
Starting July 5, the Sunday service will return to 10:30am. We will also have our first step toward reopening Kids’ Ministry. We are planning activities for 1st – 6th graders during the 10:30am service in the Gym or possibly The Loft – in other words, a very large open space where we can keep safe distances. We are targeting August 2 for Kids’ Ministry to return to classrooms. The Youth are scheduled to start Sunday morning classes on August 2 as well.
We hope Life Groups can resume on August 16. The Sunday service on August 23 will be set aside for sharing and celebrating how we have seen God at work over the past several months.
Of course, all of this is subject to change if it appears unsafe to move forward with any of these plans. Our health and safety are non-negotiable. Join us for the Congregational Meeting on June 28 to hear more. We will meet at 4:00pm in the sanctuary.
Keeping the Online Services…
It has been a blessing to worship together online. But you have probably noticed a drop off in quality of our broadcast. For some, this drop in quality has become a distraction to worship. There is little question that having a quality online service will be critical for future ministry.
During the weeks when everything looked great, we were using borrowed equipment. Now we are back to what FBC owns. Someone in the church has given a significant gift toward improving our video production equipment. The Board is opening this opportunity for the entire congregation to help us upgrade our video capability. If you would like to give toward upgrading our equipment, you are welcome to designate a gift as “A/V” or “Online Service.”
No opposition, accusation, condemnation, or circumstance can separate you from God’s love. It is unbreakable. How would life change if that truth captured you – guided your life, set your priorities, dictated what upset you, and informed what and how you spoke? I have been wrestling with that question. If I lash out at someone or try to manipulate a situation, it is because I do not trust that God loves me enough to have my best interest in mind. If I hide from a situation, it is because I do not trust that God loves me enough to protect me. I am praying for the Holy Spirit to drive the truth of God’s love for me so deep into my soul that it controls my automatic responses to the people and situations around me. Join me in that prayer.