Starting Sunday, November 1, CHBC moved to two indoor services – 9 am and 11 am. We will continue to offer a livestream option at 11 am.
Update on Reconnecting (December 17)
Merry Christmas! I hope this Advent season has filled you with the warmth of God’s love.
Christmas is such a worshipful time of the year for the Church, and we wish we could all gather together as usual on Christmas Eve. But despite COVID, we will have Christmas Eve worship opportunities for our entire church, whether you have been worshiping onsite or online.
- We will have two onsite Christmas Eve services, one at 4 pm and 7 pm. Please remember to register and arrive as early as possible to make sure everyone can be seated before the service begins. Childcare is available for the 4 pm service (registration required, no walk-ins).
- For anyone who is unable to attend onsite, our Worship Team has recorded a Christmas Eve at-home service that can be enjoyed via our website at biblechurch.life. Since it is recorded, not livestreamed, you can watch it anytime on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. We hope you'll find some time to share it with family and friends.
We are continuing to reopen our Kids Ministry, and as of this Sunday every age will be open, with the exception of infants. So toddlers through 5th grade all have a place to be welcomed on Sunday mornings. Please be sure to register your child ahead of time. And if you are interested in serving in Kids Ministry – we need help! :-) – please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since weather will soon become colder and less predictable, we will have one more 3:30 pm outdoor service THIS SUNDAY, and then push pause until sometime next Spring. The Reconnect Team will be keeping track of new developments with regard to COVID restrictions in the new year, and will evaluate the need to bring the service back as weather improves in February/March 2021.
May God richly bless you and yours as we approach our celebration of the birth of Jesus. Merry Christmas!
Warmly In Christ,
Eric McKiddie, Executive Pastor
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During This Time
As believers in Christ, we do not want to be fearful of the virus, but at the same time, we need to be prudent and prayerful. During this time, we need to show our faith, strength in Christ, and our love by serving our neighbors. How we respond as a church now will enable us to better serve our community if a widespread outbreak occurs in the Triangle.
In addition to the move to off-site worship, we are still taking other preventative measures that were communicated last week. Those items, as well as recommendations and links for staying healthy, are farther below.
The next few weeks may prove to be a financial difficulty for those whose jobs will be affected. If you are in need of financial assistance from the benevolence fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to any of the other pastors or elders.
If you contract the coronavirus, we ask that you please contact the CHBC leadership to let us know. We ensure total confidentiality. We only desire to minister to you in your time of need, and to be aware of how the coronavirus is impacting our church.
A widespread virus demonstrates how sin has affected the world God created. It also amplifies the need and urgency of salvation to our community that is only offered in Christ. Please use this international event as an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with family and friends. Let’s continue to be in prayer for those affected by the coronavirus.
CHBC is currently taking the following steps:
- If we host any dinners or gatherings with food, the teams will be wearing gloves while preparing and serving food and drinks.
- We have increased disinfecting measures through our custodial team.
- We have added hand-washing instructional signs in restrooms.
- More Hand sanitizer stations are now available in restrooms and throughout our building.
Please follow these guidelines to help increase the safety of our church and community:
- 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 available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Healthcare workers and international travelers are at a higher risk of exposure. If you fall into either category, please exercise precaution ahead of participating in CHBC worship services and mid-week events.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Consider refraining from handshakes and hugs at church.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- As of Friday, June 12, Orange County revised their guidelines to make masks mandatory for many situations, including indoor gatherings and outdoor gatherings where social distance is not able to be maintained. Please reference our face mask policy for a fuller explanation of these guidelines and other gathering protocols in place.
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