Festival of Regathering
Worship is at 10:00 a.m. in the FBCA Sanctuary. Bible study communities will meet at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Find details on our Festival of Regathering below.
We continue to listen and speak with health care professionals about the ways to keep one another safe as we worship together. We encourage everyone who can to get vaccinated ASAP. The CDC has confirmed that the vaccines for COVID are safe and effective. They protect us as individuals and help us slow transmission. They are our best chance for continuing to be together as well as protect those who cannot get vaccinated. In addition to the guidelines we have been following during the Festival of Regathering, we want to offer those who prefer or have not yet been vaccinated two reserved sections in the Sanctuary where masking and physical distancing will be required. Starting Sunday, July 18, the side sections on both the floor and balcony level (piano side) will be reserved for you. You may also choose to sit anywhere in the Sanctuary that you feel comfortable as long as you continue to mask and practice social distancing.
Even as we continue to listen and learn, we are following the guidelines below:
- All who have been vaccinated may stop wearing a mask if those choose to do so. If anyone would feel more comfortable in a mask, they are encouraged to mask.
- All who are not able to or who have chosen not to get vaccinated should wear a mask and continue social distancing. This will help us protect those who are most vulnerable. We are trusting our members and friends to do this.
- Our children and those who are working with our children will be asked to wear a mask in the classroom. Children who are not vaccinated should wear a mask while they are inside the church.
We will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC in the weeks ahead and make changes as needed. If you have questions, please contact David Blackmon at email@example.com. You may also call the church office.
Sunday Morning Worship, July 25
Tim Owings, Guest Preacher
Former Pastor of First Baptist Church, Augusta, GA
Kate Campbell, Guest Musician
Kate Campbell is a singer-songwriter who writes and sings memorable folk songs infused withundercurrents of delta blues, folk, pop, and country. She has performed at a number of esteemedvenues such as the Cambridge Folk Festival, Merlefest, and Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has beenfeatured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Shoes are needed!! We have learned that many of our friends in the downtown community are needing walking shoes. As you may know, they spend much of their day walking from one place to another for meals and other services. Athletic type shoes, not dress shoes, are in high demand. This is true for men and women, and especially for men’s size 11-13. So, check those closets for shoes that have been hiding.
Come and hang out with our student intern Ellie as we start work on a mural that will bring life to the rooftop garden!
The ongoing pandemic has left pantries empty and friends still hungry. Across this past year, members and friends of FBCA have filled scores of food boxes for our neighbors in need. In January 2021, the church delivered 272 boxes to 74 families in our community....
Experience a truly unique camp set on the campus of the Maryville College.