Word from Pastor Jay Regarding COVID-19

Word from Pastor Jay Regarding COVID-19

Dear FBC Family,

I’ve never experienced a time of uncertainty like this in my entire life as the world has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is not one single person reading this right now that hasn’t experienced the impact of this virus—whether through school, work or social activities being canceled.

II Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

First of all, as followers of Christ, we cannot allow fear to dominate our minds. Even though I have personally never seen anything like this, I know God is in complete control right now and will use all of this for good.

While we do not have the spirit of fear, we do have the spirit of prayer and to make decisions that are best for everyone.

This being said, we are going to cancel all First Baptist activities until April 1, 2020. Lord willing, we will gather on April 5th again.

While we know we love to be responsible and practice social distancing, we do not have to be spiritually distant.

Based on the fact that the nation and the state of California have declared a state of emergency, it would be irresponsible and undisciplined for us to gather together until we can gain further clarity on this situation.

I will keep everyone updated as we monitor this situation.

I love you all so much.

This pandemic is a serious issue—but we are praying and believing in miracles, for a quick medical solution, believing with all our hearts that the best really is yet to come.

Pastor Jay