A meeting for church members will be held on Sunday, August 19, after the regular 10:00 worship service. This is your opportunity to get an update on the search for our new Pastor, church finances, committee activities, and other items of interest.
Sunday School Classes Have Resumed In-Person...
A full schedule of Sunday School Classes has resumed as of August 8, and you are cordially invited to attend. Beginning at 8:45 am, 4 different classes are offered.
A Men's Sunday School Class will be led by Dick Hunter in the Fellowship Hall.
Jerry Day will be teaching a Mixed Class for any age (Chapters 1-12 of Ecclesiastes) in the classroom building, next to the Mayberry Room.
A Ladies Sunday School Class will be taught by Kathy Fisher. The topic will be "Biblical Lessons Learned From A Cup", and the class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
In the Mayberry Room, a mixed class of men and women will be led by Ken Bone. This class has been very popular in the past, as it deals with lessons that can be learned from TV programs.
No Sunday School Class is currently available for children, as we are in need of a teacher. If interested, please contact one of the Deacons.
All classes are scheduled to end in time to attend the Sunday Worship Service that begins at 10: 00 am. So, as long as you are going to make the trip anyway, why not come a little early, gain some Biblical knowledge, and make the trip more worthwhile. Please observe appropriate health and safety precautions. Masks are strongly recommended, and please do not attend if you pose any risk of spreading Covid. No classes will be available on Zoom or You Tube.
The Next Chapter....
Sunday, July 25, marked the retirement of our long-time and much-loved Pastor, Glen Foster. After serving our church and our community for two-and-a-half decades, he conducted his final service as Pastor, preached his last sermon, and was celebrated in any ways during and after the service with a farewell luncheon that included more gifts and accolades than could be counted. Of course, his wife, Debbie, received her share as well, since she has worked side by side with Glen to help serve the needs of the church and its members. They will both be greatly missed.
Glen's retirement means that changes are coming, whether we like it or not. Many people do not like change... it is uncomfortable, uncertain, and unclear. But, change can be positive as well. Glen and Debbie have left our church well-prepared to face the future. Two new Deacons have been added, a search committee has been elected to find our next Pastor, the church is technologically up to date, the church office is competently staffed, and our members are dedicated as we move forward.
Of course, there are bound to be some glitches as well, but they will be mere bumps in the road to the future, and we ask for a little extra patience during this transition. Of course, many of Glen's sermons have been preserved on the SERMONS page of this website as well as on You Tube, so you will never be far away from his presence.
If you are looking for a new church home, you are welcome to join us and help write the next chapter of the Pantano Baptist Church.
Join Us for "The Den"... Thursdays at 9:00 am.
Even though Pastor Glen Foster is now retired, Glen's Den... to be continued as "The Den", will continue to happen every Thursday at 9:00 am... You are invited to participate in this popular and lively group discussion about any question or topic (except politics).
If you have attended Glen's Den before, you know the routine and you know how interesting and informative it can be... if you are new to The Den, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. More information can be found by clicking on ACTIVITIES at the top of this page, then clicking on THE DEN. You can get even more information by just showing up at 9:00 am in the classroom building at the south end of the church campus. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required!
Updated Guidance for In-Person Sunday Worship, Bible Studies, and The Den...
Masks are not required at this point, but they are strongly recommended - even for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have completed your vaccinations less than two weeks ago, or if you have any cold or fever symptoms, or if you have come in contact with someone who has Covid, please do not risk spreading this virus to others by attending church services, Bible studies, or The Den. Also, please do not come into the church office if you fall into any of the categories above.
Instead please choose one of the safer alternatives. You can join us via ZOOM, using a computer, smartphone, or telephone for Sunday services. You can also join us on YouTube, as our services are live-streamed. If you can't attend one of our live worship service alternatives, sermons are also posted on the SERMONS page of this website, where they can be seen on-demand.
We recognize that the Delta variant of the Covid is very aggressive and is now the biggest threat. Recent data indicates that Civid vaccinations provide a great deal of production; however, that protection is not 100%, so please be careful and be considerate of everyone's health and safety.
Now that there is a rising trend in Covid infections again, we will continue to monitor the situation. If and when the mask policy changes, it will be posted here.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for a new church to call home, please feel free to attend a Sunday Worship service and give us a try! More information is available elsewhere on our website. Or, feel free to call the church office… we would love to hear from you!
Note: Sunday worship services are held in the church sanctuary, but also available on ZOOM and live-streamed on YouTube. Call the church office for details..