FBC will not hold public worship services or Sunday School for the time being. Our 11:00 a.m. service will be broadcast on our website, Facebook Live, and YouTube. You can also listen on the radio on 93.7 FM.
Sundays at 10 a.m. Youth and Adult Bible Studies will be on Zoom. Church-wide email will be sent the day before with meeting number. If you would like to be added to our email list, send a request to .
No On-Line Access? You can use any phone and call in and listen. Dial 1.312.626.6799.
Children's Sunday School online access to Gospel Project lesson, activity pages and videos (click here).
The Links Outreach: English Learners' Class for Women
Mondays at 10 a.m. on Zoom. If you know someone who would like to participate (learning or leading) please call the church office. Email for Zoom meeting information.
Vacation Bible School 2020 has been scheduled for July 20-24. This year's VBS will be a combination of virtual and at home VBS! We're calling it "VBS In A Bucket"! Each family will receive a bucket filled with everything their kids need to do VBS at home! Registration is required by June 19! Click here to register.
Message from Bro. Don
We’ve learned some new vocabulary words this year. Words like Social Distancing, Coronavirus, and COVID 19 have become a part of our lives.
As I write this article, the word of the day is ‘re-open’. ‘Re-open’ is the move by leaders to loosen some restrictions on public gathering. Figuring out the balance of how much is enough and how much is too much will likely be trial and error for a time. I hope you will pray for our leaders as no one has faced a challenge like this before.
What about church? When can we re-open?
I think it’s important to remember that the church never closed.
While we have stopped public meetings at our facility the church can’t be closed. Church is made up of people; saved by Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, called to share the gospel for the glory of God. Church is not a building or a meeting. In the midst of ‘shelter in place’ and ‘social distancing’ the church has ministered faithfully; differently, of course, but faithfully.
We benefit from meeting together but when we can’t, the church continues her work.
So, when can we begin meeting again publicly? The short answer is, I don’t know. Sunday services aren’t really set-up to social distance. However at some point soon we’ll begin a phased approach of re-opening services. Here’s the guideline we will follow: The safety of our congregation will be the priority. Notice the priority is not what other churches do, what some people’s opinions are, or what we have the right to do. Our guideline is to keep our congregation as safe as possible from infection and illness. We will start meeting again when we can balance the opportunity to meet with the health and safety of our people. For a time, our meetings may look considerably different but that will be ok.
Let’s be wise and patient while we keep ministering to our families and community by walking in step with God’s word and His Spirit.