Glen Foster, Pastor Welcome to our church! Kim Brewer, Associate Pastor
In-Person Sunday Worship Is Back!
We are pleased to announce that live, in-person Sunday worship services have resumed at Pantano Baptist Church. Your attendance is welcomed, subject to conditions that are necessary to help protect and ensure the health and safety of everyone present. Capacity is limited, as seating is limited to every other row. Masks must be worn at all times by everyone who enters the sanctuary, and social distancing must be maintained at all times. Hand sanitizer is provided, and its use is strongly recommended.
Several other significant changes are in effect as well… please read them carefully.
First, no singing is permitted by those in the congregation, since singing has been identified as a risk factor in spreading the Covid-19 virus. All singing will be done by those specifically designated to do so.
Second, offering plates will not be passed from person to person, rather, a place has been designated to place your offering, so that it is not necessary to handle anything that others have recently touched.
Finally, no hugging is permitted. While this may be the most difficult restriction of all to comply with, it is necessary to help ensure the safety of everyone who attends.
If you have any illness, symptoms, recent exposure to someone with Covid-19, or if you just don’t feel comfortable attending, please do not attend, since you could be putting others at risk. We do have several other options that allow you to attend remotely.
For the past year, ZOOM has allowed us to gather using a computer, smartphone, or telephone. This has enabled everyone to attend and worship together. Sunday worship services will continue via ZOOM, and past sermons will continue to be posted on the church website, where they can be viewed any time. In addition, Sunday services are now being live-streamed, which provides a third way to attend.
For the time being, Bible Study, Book Club, and Theology Studies are being conducted via ZOOM, while all other church activities are on hold until it is deemed safe to resume them.
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!