Here's a brief outline of how ministry is continuing at FBBC.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 8:30 or 10:30! Parents, we don’t have childcare available yet, so this will be a time for the whole family to be together. However, we have a “parent room” set up in the atrium where you can watch the service with your young children (it’s set up with a TV that streams worship from the auditorium).
Service Online: Although we are now having worship services inside each Sunday, many are not yet comfortable to be back in a crowd, and for that reason we’ve been providing a way for you to watch the service online. We want to make sure that you are able to watch each Sunday if you’re not able to be with us.
Watch by YouTube: Many of you have been watching on YouTube (which we started using a few months ago). However, you may have noticed that the livestream hasn’t been available for the past three weeks. Our streaming service is not connecting correctly with YouTube, so we are having to upload the worship service after it’s been recorded each Sunday. If you want to continue watching on YouTube, the recording will be available by about 2:00 PM each Sunday.
Watch on Facebook: Right now, Facebook seems to be our most stable platform. We livestream the 8:30 service, so you can watch it live at 8:30 on Sundays; it will be fully uploaded to Facebook by about 10:00 AM on Sundays, so you can watch at as a recorded video anytime after that.
If you would like to watch the Facebook video on your TV, there are several ways to do that:
- Connect a laptop to your TV with an HDMI cord. What you see on your laptop will be what you see on your TV.
- Use a streaming device. There are several devices that have a Facebook app that you can use to watch the video on your TV: Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, many newer Samsung TV’s. For most of these streaming devices, you’ll need to download the Facebook Watch TV app.
- Connect your phone or iPad to your TV. There are fairly inexpensive devices you can use to connect your phone to your TV, such as this one for the iPhone: https://amzn.to/3iIhdeT.
If you or someone you know cannot watch online but would like a DVD of the service, we can provide that for you as well. Please let us know if someone would like to receive a weekly DVD.
COMMUNITY GROUPS: Community Groups will continue through most of them doing a study online. Community Group members can minister to one another by regularly keeping in contact with one another.
YOUTH MINISTRY: The student ministry will be meeting at the church 7-8 pm Wednesday.
CENTER FOR BIBLICAL COUNSELING: The Center for Biblical Counseling remains available for phone counseling. Please call 816-279-1112 for counseling needs. If you leave a message, it will be returned by our counselor.
NEED HELP? CONTACT US: If you need help, please contact the church office (816-233-2824, 8 am- 5 pm), send us a Facebook message, or us send an email.
MINISTER TO THOSE AROUND YOU: Look for others who need help. Contact those who are most vulnerable to this virus to check on them. Reach out to those in your community group. Look for neighbors who might need help. This is a time for us rise up and minister to those in need as best we can. If you’d be available to help with those who might have needs like getting groceries, please send a message to the office.
TO CONTINUE GIVING: The ministries and operations of FBBC don’t cease when we are not able to meet together, so it is critical that you continue giving. If you have not signed up for e-giving, now is the time to do so. Click here and then click on the orange button that says “Give to FBBC.” It will guide you through a simple process of how to set up online giving. If you need additional help, watch the video below. If you choose not to give online, you can still do so by sending a check in the mail to 5502 Frederick Boulevard, St Joseph, MO 64507.
Church, I love you dearly. We live in times that are uncertain in our eyes, but they are not uncertain in God’s eyes. He knows every moment, and He remains sovereign over everything. For this reason, we can press on with great confidence in every moment—not living in fear, but walking by faith. Yes, we follow the health guidelines that are given us (which is good and right), but our hope is never in our health or what we can control—our hope is in the Lord.