Our Covid-19

strategy

ministry update

re-gathering

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord’” (Psalm122:1).

 

With much anticipation, we have prayed and look forward to gathering with our church family this Sunday, May 24.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still of active status, our re-gathering will not be so much a return to normal as it is a cautious re-entry. Just as we sought these many weeks to be a good community partner; acting for the welfare of the city (Jeremiah 29:7), we have acted even more judiciously for the benefit of your health and safety; seeking the counsel of local healthcare officials in putting together a plan that we believe is effective, efficient, and sustainable for as long as necessary.

To accommodate the largest number of worshippers, while honoring the suggested 25% capacity, three worship services (8:15 Traditions, 9:30, 11:00) will be provided, but no Sunday School, nursery, or childcare. The future resumption of Sunday Bible Study classes will be addressed by each age-group pastor in the weeks ahead.

STANDARD PRECAUTIONS

  • At- risk individuals should not attend (Immunocompromised, pre-existing conditions, heart/lung disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes)

  • Do not attend if you, or a family member, do not feel well…no matter how minor

  • Maintain 6ft social distancing (No handshakes, hugs, high-fives, or fist/elbow bumps)

  • Cough/Sneeze into the crook of your arm

  • Please wear a personal mask when entering the building

PARKING AND BUILDING ENTRY

  • Each service will alternate parking lots and single-entry points to the worship center

  • 8:15 attendees park in the East Parking Lot and enter through the East doors

  • 9:30 attendees park in the West Parking Lot and enter through the West doors

  • 11:00 attendees park in the East Parking Lot and enter through the East doors

  • Doors will be unlocked 10 minutes prior to service

  • Please remain in your vehicles, or visit in the parking lot, while maintaining social distancing, until ushers open the doors.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Every other pew will remain vacant (Note all signage)

  • 6ft Spacing will be clearly marked on utilized pews

  • Families/Households arriving together must remain together

  • Family households should sit together (No 6ft spacing)

  • Those arriving in the same car should sit together (No 6ft spacing)

  • Individuals should be seated 6ft apart and/or 6ft from the nearest household cluster

  • Staff and ushers will direct the seating process from front to back

pOST-SERVICE EXIT

  • We will exit the worship center from back to front; a section at a time

  • Staff and ushers will lead out in this process

  • Please remain seated until instructed by an usher

  • 8:15 East doors; 9:30 West doors; 11:00 East door

  • The short “turn around” time between services necessitates an expeditious exit

oTHER dETAILS

  • Our employees, and other “TEAM CLEAN” volunteers, will be highly visible after each service, sanitizing every pew and contact surface in the traffic patterns of the worship gathering (handrails, restrooms, etc.)

  • All items in the pew racks have been removed

  • No offering plates will be passed in the service. Offering boxes will be available in the foyer. And of course, our other giving options remain: Online, mail, or drop off at the church office

  • Those unable to attend can view the 8:15 and 11:00 services through all of our normal media platforms

  • This strategic plan for re-gathering is subject to change based upon ever-evolving circumstances. One thing of which you can be certain, however, we are always going to err on the side of your health and safety

  • By cooperatively working the plan together, we enhance for all this blessed time of regathering

local job listings

We know that we have people in our community and in our city who have lost their jobs due to closings related to Covid-19. With that in mind, we will be doing our best to constantly update the link below with a list of jobs in Lubbock that are currently hiring. 

staying connected

We have a few ways you can continue to worship with us over the coming weeks and months.

  • Catch the live stream of our worship services at:

    • facebook.com/firstlubbock​

    • live.firstlubbock.org

    • Go to the FirstLubbock App, click service times, and select "Progressions"

  • Channel 22 (MyLubbockTV) will air last week's service every Sunday.

  • View the library of all of our previous services by visiting our YouTube page (youtube.com/FBCLubbockTX)

In addition to worshipping with us you can also stay connected by following our social media pages. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing:

  • Bobby Dagnel's Daily Devotionals

  • Worship Service Recaps

  • Sermon Clips

Twitter: @firstlubbock | Instagram: @firstlubbock | Facebook: facebook.com/firstlubbock

(806) 747-0281 | 2201 Broadway, Lubbock, texas 

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