Notice on Facility Use by the Building & Grounds Committee

3/19/2020

This letter is from the Building & Grounds Committee to address the facility use of our church campus. It is the recommendation of the pastors, staff, and the B&G Committee to close all buildings of the campus to all formal and informal events until further notice to protect church members from cross-contamination with the COVID-19 virus. If you have an event scheduled that will be affected, then please call the church office at (903) 882-3396.

This closure will also affect the Student Center. It will be closed to all non-essential traffic until further notice. The Playground, Gym, and Walking Track will not be available to use by church families or the community. The office and pastoral staff will still keep their hours in the office, working to serve and communicate with the church.

The outside Student Center doors will be locked, but there is a door bell to the right of the doors, with signs giving instruction on how to contact the office staff so that they can continue to be of assistance to you. 

Your family still has the option of delivering your tithe money to the office in-person, and the office staff will still be able to speak to you in-person about any benevolence, financial, or pastoral matters. We plan to continue all leadership and Committee meetings through online teleconference.

We have made this decision in light of today’s announcement (Thursday, 3/19/2020) by the Texas Governor. He has issued an executive order declaring COVID-19 a public health disaster. He has prohibited until April 3 the social gatherings of more than 10 people, shut down inside-dining in restaurants and bars, closed gyms, shut down all Texas schools, and prohibited visits to hospitals, nursing homes or long-term care facilities except to provide care for patients. Link to announcement here.

Updates on our church’s response to COVID-19 can continue to be found at http://fbclindale.com/updates-on-covid-19/ and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistLindale/