UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
Greetings BBFC Family,
Given the recent developments around the coronavirus crisis, we have had to rethink how we do church in this season. Our primary concern continues to be the health and well-being of each of our members. Since our local government has prohibited the gathering of 10 or more persons, we will not be gathering on campus through April 30, 2020.
As a result, we are pleased to announce The Base Online, which is our virtual church. Through The Base Online, we will continue to livestream worship services Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through our website (www.bible-based.org), and our new Facebook page at BibleBasedFC. We will also continue to offer the following opportunities for you to connect:
Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through Facebook live and via conference call at (862) 799-9332.
Family Prayer, Fridays at 12 p.m. on our conference call line at (862) 799-9332.
Follow Us on Facebook (/BibleBasedFC), Instagram (@BiblebasedFC) and Twitter (@BibleBasedFC1).
Our Next Gen Pastor, Richard Notice, will offer the following opportunities for our youth:
This is a challenging time for everyone, but I am confident we will be better together if we stay connected. You may still contact us by calling the church during business hours at (813) 264-4050 or connect with us through the website at www.bible-based.org.
Finally, your continued financial support during this challenging time is vital to this ministry. You may submit contributions online, via text (indicate tithe/offering), or U.S. mail. Thank you in advance for your partnership in helping us make a local imprint and global impact for the building up of God’s kingdom!
“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” (Hebrews 10:35)
In His Grip,
Anthony C. White
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)
We continue to monitor the impact and spread of the coronavirus very closely and are following the updates from our state and local government. Governor Desantis has called for all mass gatherings to be postponed. Our primary concern remains for the health and wellbeing of each member of our congregation and our community. Consequently, we have decided NOT to gather at Bible-Based Fellowship Church as a congregation the next two Sundays, but instead to connect for worship via livestream. All Small Groups and ministry offerings are cancelled Sunday, March 15, through Sunday March 22. Only essential ministry personnel and staff are asked to report to the campus. Administrative offices will remain open Tuesday through Friday for normal business hours.
Let's remain vigilant, prayerful and practice good personal hygiene, washing your hands regularly with soap and water. If you have a fever or feel unwell, please consult with your doctor even if you feel your symptoms are mild. Stay connected with us through text messages, social media and the church website for updates and above all let's not panic.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020
We have been following the news regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. The situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is particularly relevant for persons with respiratory and immune deficiency conditions. At present, we are not canceling any Small Group meetings, calendar events, or worship services scheduled. However, we do ask that members use discretion regarding whether to attend services/activities if they are not feeling well or returning from international travel for two weeks. You may choose to connect to worship services through live stream at:
https://biblebasedmedia.thechurchonline.com or https://www.facebook.com/BibleBasedFC/.
We will communicate any changes to calendared activities through email, text messaging and the BBFC website.
Additionally, we are taking additional measures to sterilize surfaces in the nursery, youth areas and restrooms in addition to the routine cleanliness efforts by our Facilities Department. We recognize some may prefer not to hold or shake hands, or embrace during this season. We ask that all members be sensitive to this when greeting one another. Remember to thoroughly wash hands often and avoid hands to face contact. Let's continue to pray for our nation that God would heal our land.
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV)