We are living in uncertain days concerning the coronavirus pandemic. We are indeed in uncharted waters — not just as a congregation, but as a country and as a global community. Therefore, the Deacon Body of Cheraw First Baptist Church has decided to cancel public gatherings of the Sunday morning service indefinitely. This includes Sunday School and the morning worship service as well as all evening services and activities.
SUNDAY LIVESTREAM - However, a live Sunday morning message along with worship music from members of our Praise Team will be available via livestream on our Facebook page beginning at 10am. No one but interim pastor Brad Leviner, student pastor Trey Allison, select members of the Praise Team, and sound booth and security volunteers are to be at the church on Sunday mornings until further notice. Please join us from the safety and comfort of your own home. You can even stay in your pajamas - we won't tell!
WEDNESDAY LIVESTREAM - Wednesday night services and youth activities have also been canceled until further notice. Brad and Trey will broadcast a Wednesday night livestream at 6:30pm on our Facebook page.
GIVING - Despite having online services only, church bills and commitments still need to be paid. Please check out our "GIVING" page in the menu tab above and prayerfully consider supporting the church however you can during this crisis.
SERMON HELP – If you do not have access to Facebook, an audio version of the Sunday morning message will be posted here on the church website by Monday afternoon (click the "RESOURCES" tab above). If you would like a CD copy of the sermon, please contact the church office and we will be glad to make a copy for you.
LENTEN LUNCHEONS – All remaining Lenten luncheons have all been canceled.
IN CLOSING - When the Hebrews’ backs were to the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army was breathing down their necks, they experienced fear and anxiety. Likewise, some people are fearful hearing the constant coronavirus news. They are fearful for themselves, their families, and their friends. This human reaction – anxiety - about the unknown future is not uncommon.
But this is where faith in God is so vital. Christians trust in God and that trust is for today and the future. Moses told God’s people facing uncertainty at the Red Sea, “Don’t be afraid . . . the Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm” (Exodus 14:13-14). We pray that is exactly what we will be doing in the coming weeks. Continue to pray for God’s protection. Continue to be in His Word. Continue to check on each other for any needs your brothers and sisters may have.
CHERAW FIRST BAPTIST DEACONS