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4.3.20 Update

Dear FBC Family,

I hope you will take a few minutes and read this letter to all who are in your household. As your pastor, I would like nothing more than to look at each of you eye to eye and tell you how much I miss seeing you and how much I love and appreciate you. I am so proud of our church family. The past couple of weeks have not been easy, but I have never been more proud of our congregation. Your faithfulness has blessed and inspired me, but more importantly, the Lord has been glorified!

By God’s grace and due to diligent work by so many, our ministries have continued. Meeting online is no substitute for being together, but I am so grateful we have this blessing for this particular season. We have had many watching our online services the past two Sunday mornings. Additionally, remember we are doing a daily Pastors Devotion at 10 am on Facebook Live, Wednesday Family Bible Study at 6:30 pm, followed by the online teaching for our youth and worship ministries at 7 pm on Wednesdays.

Our Adult Sunday School classes are also continuing to meet online (as are our Youth Ministry classes). If you do not belong to an Adult Class, let me encourage you to please call our church office and let us help connect you to a class. There truly is no better time than now to get plugged into a small group for Bible study and encouragement. The technology is far easier than you might imagine. Let us help get you connected.

There are two questions I am receiving more than any other. The first question is, When will we be able to meet at church again?  I wish I knew! I want so desperately to be able to see each of you and worship our Lord as a church family. We are staying in close contact with medical professionals and city government leaders to have the best information possible. I expect it will still be a number of weeks before we can meet at church again, but the day will come. What a homecoming it will be!

The second question I am asked daily is, How is giving going at church?  I do not want to dwell on this issue much. I do want you to know we are doing everything possible to limit our spending. I also want to express my deepest heartfelt gratitude to every family in our church who is continuing to support the Lord’s work enabling us to fulfill the work God has called us to do. Again, I am just so proud of the dedication and commitment our church family is showing. We trust the Lord to meet our needs, and we are confident in the members of our church to walk by faith and trust in the Lord as we continue to give sacrificially and generously. As each family continues to worship through giving and invest in His Kingdom, the Lord will see us through!

Here is my question to you:  How can we pray for you?  If there is any way we can serve you or lift you up in prayer, please let us know. You can always call the office, and we are happy to assist you. You can also email me directly at if there is anything I can do for you. Although we cannot meet in person yet, please know our commitment to serve and shepherd you through this storm is undeterred. We care for you and want you to know we are here.

My dear church family, we WILL get through this! With God’s grace, we will weather this storm, and make it to the other side. Let’s remain steadfast in our faith and keep praying ourselves joyful! The Lord is at work, and He is on His throne! I trust the Lord completely. I love you, church family.    

Pastor Michael

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