Proclaiming the Good News

Church Activities Update- 7/16/20

Patterson Baptist Church will resume all normal church services and activities starting Sunday, July 19th.  This will include:

  • Sundays
    • Children’s Church during both the 8:30 and 11:00am services
    • Nursery/Childcare
    • Sunday School classes
      • Location of classes may vary due to social distancing efforts
    • The PBC choir will be singing THIS Sunday at the 11am service. 
      • Since we haven’t had practice since March, the song will be Hymn #149 (Blessed Redeemer 1,3).
      • Bob Edwards will have copies of the music to make it easier to read. 
      • If you can, please meet in the choir loft at 10:30am to go over all music.
    • 6:00pm Sunday evening services
  • Wednesday
    • Family Supper
      • We will not be handing out bulletins at this time, so in order to sign up for the meal you will need to contact the church office.
    • Children’s activities
    • Youth Activities
    • Bible Study (Sanctuary)
    • Bible Study Classes
    • Choir rehearsal will resume Wednesday night (July 22) from 7:30 – 8:30pm. Bob Edwards hopes that ALL choir members will attend
  • Online viewing schedule will include the following:
    • Sunday- 8:30am Service
    • Sunday- 11:00am Service
    • Sunday- Children’s Message (time to be determined)
    • Wednesday- 6:30pm Service

Our desire is to make sure that everyone who desires to worship with us can do so without fear of being infected. We will be maintaining our emphasis on COVID-19 safety, by continuing to follow these guidelines in all our services and activities:

  • Face masks:
    • Will be provided if you do not have one
    • Are strongly encouraged
    • Are not mandatory
  • Touch Free Services/Activities
    • No handshakes or hugs
    • Social distancing should always be practiced.
    • Households may sit together, but 6 foot spacing is necessary otherwise. 
    • We have set up our social hall as an overflow room if needed.  Services will be viewable from there.
  • We encourage entering and exiting the building in a safe manner
    • No gathering together in groups to fellowship prior to, or after the services that causes lack of social distancing.
    • No gathering in the aisles or halls that would impede the flow of foot traffic in and out of the church building.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available and encouraged
  • Bathroom Facilities
    • A parent or guardian should go with children when possible
    • Limit occupancy to maintain safety
    • All bathrooms should be left in a sanitary condition before exiting
  • Volunteers will be needed at the end of each service to help with sanitizing pews, doors, etc.

Your commitment to follow the recommended guidelines, such as social distancing, avoiding hugs and handshakes, etc. will help us stay safe, healthy, and open. Thank you so much, PBC family, for your cooperation.