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Service Schedule Update
At First Baptist Church, our commitments are to be faithful to Christ, to protect as many people as possible, and to be as cooperative as possible with authorities in minimizing the spread of disease.
First Baptist Church has canceled all corporate gatherings through the end of April. We will still have all of our regularly-scheduled worship services (Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.), but they will be available exclusively online and will be accessible at fbcjax.com and our Facebook page. Our Nocatee Campus will join our Downtown campus in the same livestream during this season. We are working creatively to create worship services that unite both campuses during these extraordinary times.
This unanticipated health threat is an unprecedented event that reminds each one of us of our frailty and that we are weaker than we imagine, but God is more loving and caring toward us than we can ever know.
As we confront this difficulty, we can do it with the hope that God knows exactly what He’s doing. He amazingly knows how to turn evil for good, and we can pray together that this is exactly what happens from this situation.
We look forward to celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ with you together in the coming weeks as a church spread out across this city.
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The Nocatee Campus will be kicking off their first digital Sunday School on Facebook Live this Sunday at 9:00 AM. We will be starting a new series in 1 Peter. Let us know you’re coming HERE.
Even though the Kingdom Kidz choirs are not meeting in person, the rehearsals are still on. Join Mrs. Teri, Wednesdays at 4 PM on the Kingdom Kidz Facebook page for a live rehearsal.
During the Coronavirus, the Grace Center is open and willing to do Facetime or virtual counseling for FBC members. There are certified counselors ready to help and serve. If you want to request counseling, please click HERE.
The Grace Center for Biblical Counseling
What You Should Know About COVID-19
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
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What to Do If You Are Sick?
Stay home except to get medical care.
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
Wear a facemask if you are sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
Clean your hands often.
Avoid sharing personal household items.
Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday.
Monitor your symptoms.
Home isolation: Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.