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Response to COVID-19 (March 16 Update)

Good Morning Faith Bible Church,

What a blessing to be a part of a congregation that loves the Lord and one-another so fully!

It is our hope that Psalm 91 was a blessing and encouragement to your souls as Dan preached yesterday. If you were not able to participate or hear the service I would encourage you to go watch on our website, Facebook or YouTube. (Note: The service actually begins about 9 minutes into the video.)

Many of you have wondered what church services, your specific ministry, and gathering together is going to look like for the foreseeable future. We hope that this email will help you know and understand how Faith Bible Church is going to be functioning through May 10, the 8 weeks currently prescribed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our state government.

Listed below you will be able to find your specific ministry area and know how we are responding to each area:

  1. Sunday Morning
    1. Cancel all in building activities.
    2. Plan for live stream at least through May 10. All livestreams will be accessible on Facebook and YouTube and at fbchurch.org/live
    3. College - cancelled
      1. If people do meet: Recommend being careful to follow the rule of no sickness or symptoms for 72 hours and norms for cleaning and social distancing.
    4. Tithes/Offerings to Faith Bible Church
      1. Reminder that you can give to FBC online at fbchurch.org/give OR you can mail your gift to FBC 600 W Cora Ave. Spokane, WA 99205 OR at this time you can drop your gift by the church office and say “Hi!”.
      2. If you have a gift for our Care Fund you can give a gift to that fund by the same method.
        1. If you know of financial needs in our body, please don’t hesitate to call 509.326.9455 and let us know.
  2. Wednesday Evening activities at FBC:
    1. Cancelled through at least May 10.
  3. Other FBC meetings:
    1. ALL Growth Groups
      1. All groups at FBC or in individual homes are officially cancelled.
        1. If people do meet: Recommend being careful to follow the rule of no sickness or symptoms for 72 hours and norms for cleaning and social distancing.
      2. Cohort dinners for March 29 & April 26 - Cancelled
    2. Bible Studies
      1. At FBC
        1. Cancelled
      2. In homes:
        1. If people do meet: Recommend being careful to follow the rule of no sickness or symptoms for 72 hours and norms for cleaning and social distancing.
    3. MomLife:
      1. Cancelled for April 8
      2. May be able to finish on May 13
        1. Dependent on ruling from CDC
    4. Nepali Services:
      1. Cancelled at least through May 10
    5. Memorial services/weddings/showers
      1. Cancelled at least through May 10 due to the potential size and possibility of vulnerable populations (older and pregnant) in attendance.
    6. Elders meetings:
      1. In person meetings cancelled at least through May 10
        1. Meetings will be held via conference bridge (phone) or Google Groups.
        2. Prayer requests and other info will be sent to the elders via email.
      2. Next in person meeting potentially May 12.
    7. Intro to Biblical Shepherding:
      1. Cancelled for March 27-28 & April 24-25
      2. The Faith Bible Church Counseling Center will be sending links to continue the course online.
        1. Refunds will also be issued for those desiring to discontinue the class.
    8. Ministry staff meetings (college/youth/pastoral/admin staff):
      1. All in person meetings are cancelled at least through May 10.
      2. If an in person meeting MUST happened:
        1. Recommend being careful to follow the rule of no sickness or symptoms for 72 hours and norms for cleaning and social distancing.
      3. Other avenues for meetings may be used; conference bridge (phone) or Google Hangouts.
    9. Counseling:
      1. We recommend counselors postpone meetings if possible.
      2. If an in person meeting MUST happened:
        1. Recommend being careful to follow the rule of no sickness or symptoms for 72 hours and norms for cleaning and social distancing.
    10. ESL
      1. Cancelled at least through May 10.


If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me!

Thankful for the people that are Faith Bible Church,
Jess Colvin