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COVID-19 Updates

Update 5/21/2020 4:21 PM


Sunday's Schedule:

9:45 Core Groups (High School & Adults Only)
11:00 Worship (Kairos & Worship Center)

No Sunday night or Wednesday activities.

Office will be closed on Monday in observation of Memorial Day.



Update 5/20/2020 12:20 PM

Sunday's Schedule:
9:45 Core Groups
11:00 Worship (Kairos & Worship Center)

No Sunday night or Wednesday activities.

Office will be closed on Monday in observation of Memorial Day.


Update 5/11/2020 10:50 AM

Sunday May 17th Schedule:

  • Sanctuary and Kairos services only at 11:00 am
  • No Core Groups, Children’s Worship or Childcare.
  • No evening service or afternoon activities, except Youth Worship.
Going forward we will only be doing video updates for special announcements and information and we will post written updates as needed.  
Wednesday service will continue to be posted to our website and our Facebook page.  Make sure you stay connected for the latest information.

Update 5/9/2020 3:05 PM


Update 5/8/2020 11:40 AM


Update 5/7/2020 11:58 AM


Update 5/6/2020 3:52 PM


Update 5/5/2020 3:08 PM

Good afternoon!  We are excited about Sunday…we can’t wait to see you!  We decided in our staff meeting today that we will continue to follow the original strategy that we posted on 4/22 in regards to resuming church activities.  However, here are a couple of additional things that you may need to know:

  • VBS has been moved to July 27-31
  • Office hours will resume to normal 8:30-4:30 on June 1st
  • Terrific Tuesdays & Thursdays will begin June 16th
  • Men’s Bible Study begins June 2nd

Stay tuned to our website for the latest information.


Update 5/4/2020 12:05 PM

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - We will have two morning worship services, both will be held in the Sanctuary.
a) Service One at 9:30 a.m. - Age 60 and older.
b) Service Two at 11:00 a.m. - Below age 60.
*In order to spread out our attendance so that neither service is overloaded, we are asking people 60 and up to attend the first service if possible. This will also help separate our older church members from younger members who are still in the workforce, who have had to be out more during the quarantine period.
*The age suggestion is not hard and fast, but a general guideline.
*We strongly encourage those who have health concerns and are at the highest risk to stay home and join us via our live feed at 11:00.
*We will only allow seating on every other row in the Sanctuary to help with social distancing.
*We encourage the use of masks and gloves in worship if the worshipper desires to wear them.
*Meeting at these times should allow us to be able to wipe down and disinfect contact points between services.
*There will be no Core Groups or childcare on 5/10/20, just the two morning worship services.
*Please encourage everyone to consult the church website for the latest developments this week.


Update 5/1/2020 11:20 AM


Update 4/30/2020 4:40 PM


Update 4/29/2020 1:00 PM

Reminder: Come see us anytime between 5:00 & 7:00 tonight in the church parking lot. We miss your face and want to see you!! More Info
 
Mid-Week Service

Update 4/28/2020 3:50 PM

Reminder: Come see us anytime between 5:00 & 7:00 tomorrow (Wednesday) night in the church parking lot. We miss your face and want to see you!! More Info

Update 4/27/2020 5:18 PM


Update 4/24/2020 4:05 PM


Update 4/23/2020 12:10 PM

Reminders:
- Tonight is the prayer meeting with Pastor Dale at 6:30
- Tonight at 8:00 pm Women's Bible Study on Psalm 119
- Sunday at 10:00 am Kids Worship with Pastor Jesse
- Sunday at 11:00 am Livestream Worship
- Tuesday at 8:00 pm Women's Bible Study on Psalm 119
- Wednesday "We Miss Your Face" Drive Through to say hi to the staff.
 
Make sure you get involved and stay connected!



Update 4/22/2020 3:05 PM

Below you will see our strategy for returning to church. As Dale mentioned in his update a few days ago, our goal date is May 10th but is still subject to change based on the government recommendations. So, please stay tuned to future updates.
 
First Sunday back together.
• Mother’s Day Worship Celebration
• One combined service only
• No Core Groups, Children’s Worship or Childcare.
• No evening service or afternoon activities
• Digital worship opportunities still same (Sunday a.m. 11:00, Wednesday p.m. 6:00)
 
Second Sunday back together.
• Sanctuary and Kairos services only
• No Core Groups, Children’s Worship or Childcare.
• No evening service or afternoon activities, except Youth Worship.
 
Third Sunday back together.
• Core Groups, Sanctuary and Kairos Worship
• No Children’s Worship or Childcare.
• No evening or afternoon activities, except Youth Worship.
 
Fourth Sunday back together.
• Total morning worship activities (Core Groups, Sanctuary, Kairos, Children’s Worship & Childcare)
• No evening service or afternoon ministries, except Youth Worship.
 
NOTES:
• Wednesday, June 3rd – All Wednesday evening ministries resume.
• Wednesday, June 17th – Next regularly scheduled business meeting.
• Digital worship and teaching opportunities will continue as we have done through Covid-19 until the end of May (Sunday a.m. 11:00, Wednesday p.m. 6:00). Beginning in June, our regular worship services will be livestreamed or recorded and broadcast as before.
• The restarting of our P.M. Worship will be considered at a later date.
• These are target dates only, subject to revision as guidelines unfold.

Update 4/21/2020 7:20 PM

Peace the surpasses all understanding

Update 4/20/2020 12:35 PM


Update 4/17/2020 5:25 PM


Update 4/16/2020 12:50 PM

We want to know how we can pray for you.  Please send us your prayer request so that we can lift you up to the Father.

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Update 4/15/2020 2:50 PM


Update 4/14/2020 2:50 PM

What does it take to come out of this time stronger? Hear what Gary has to say about our spiritual fitness.

Remember to stay involved on our website.  Go be the church in our community.


Update 4/13/2020 2:40 PM

Here is what's happening this week:
  • Daily updates from our staff.  MORE INFO
  • Tuesday at 8:00 pm, Women's Bible Study on Psalm 119.  MORE INFO
  • Wednesday our Mid-Week service will be posted.
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm Pastor Jesse will be hosting a ZOOM Kids time.  MORE INFO
  • Thursday evening at 6:30 pm, Prayer Time with Pastor Dale.  MORE INFO
  • Thursday at 8:00 pm, Women's Bible Study on Psalm 119.  MORE INFO
  • Sunday at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse hosts Children's Worship.  MORE INFO
  • Sunday at 11:00 am we will be streaming LIVE for our worship service.  MORE INFO
  • Sunday at 8:00 pm, Student Zoom worship and discussion.  MORE INFO


Update 4/12/2020 11:00 AM

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Update 4/11/2020 10:17 AM

Good morning!  We have a blessing for you from some of our students in the video.  Make sure you listen.  We would also like to remind you of a few ways you can get connected with us.
  • Catch all of the Children's videos on the FBC Kids YouTube Channel.  MORE INFO
  • Join us LIVE Sunday morning at 11:00 for our Easter service.  Invite your friends to join us as well.  MORE INFO

Today's reality can cause us to feel off balance and out of sorts. Remember, Jesus is our sanity and clarity! Christ has died and Christ has risen and Christ will come again...CELEBRATE HIS RESURRECTION!!


Update 4/10/2020 1:48 PM

It's Good Friday and Sunday is coming!! Praise the Lord!!! Make sure you join us Sunday morning at 11:00 am LIVE.

Update 4/9/2020 1:28 PM

  • Tonight prayer group connects at 7:00 pm. Make sure you join them via zoom.  MORE INFO
  • Women’s Bible Study will connect at 8:00 pm tonight to discuss Psalm 119. MORE INFO
  • You can continue to give online, via text, or by mailing in your check. MORE INFO
  • Join us on Sunday morning at 11:00 am LIVE as we worship the RISEN SAVIOR! MORE INFO

Update 4/8/2020 4:22 PM

Happy Wednesday!  Below is our mid-week service.  We pray the Lord speaks directly to your heart through the music and through the word that God gave to Pastor Dale.

 A couple of announcements:

  • Kids can connect with Pastor Jesse today at 6:00 pm LIVE on the FBC Family Ministry Facebook page. MORE INFO
  • Thursday night prayer group connects at 7:00 pm. Make sure you join them via zoom.  MORE INFO
  • Women’s Bible Study will connect at 8:00 pm on Thursday to discuss Psalm 119. MORE INFO
  • You can continue to give online, via text, or by mailing in your check. MORE INFO
  • Join us on Sunday morning at 11:00 am LIVE as we worship the RISEN SAVIOR! MORE INFO

Update 4/7/2020 3:28 PM

A few reminders of how you can reach out to those around you.
 
- Choose 5-6 people to call or text every other day and check on them. People respond to stress differently. Listen to them, hear them, encourage them, and pray for them. If opportunity arises to tangibly help them, please be wise as you serve.
- See if your elderly or at risk friends and neighbors need groceries.
- Send letters and cards. Everyone needs a little piece of unexpected joy….what better way to do that than with a encouraging card or letter. If you are in need of an address, feel free to call the church office as we may be able to help you.
- Facetime your friends….a smile can go a long way.
 
GO BE THE CHURCH!

For Students:

Fasting Info & Guide


Update 4/6/2020 3:24 PM

Good afternoon!  We hope that your weekend was restful but purposeful.  God calls us, even in the midst of difficulty, to remember the calling in which God has for you.  In the moments of our weakness, that is when HE is made strong.  He desires to use you in the midst of uncertainty, confusion, loneliness, frustration, and instability to bring glory to Himself and make His name known.  What has He called you to?  How is He working in and through you?

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:  “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”  Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.  Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

As part of our update today, we want to report that our church family has experienced the first confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual involved is quarantined at home and recovering. Please pray for their fast and complete recovery. Statistically, we could see more positive tests in the days ahead. If that happens, we will pass the information along to you in future updates. Prayer, coupled with diligence in following appropriate health guidelines,  must continue to be priorities for us in the days ahead.


Update 4/5/2020 11:00 AM

Below is our livestream service from today.  Join us on Wednesday for our mid-week service.

For Children:


Update 4/4/2020 3:53 PM

It's a beautiful day today! Hope that you have been outside enjoying the sunshine. Gary has an encouraging message for you today. See you tomorrow LIVE at 11:00 am.


Update 4/3/2020 12:14 PM

Good afternoon family!  We miss you…but please know that we are praying for you and are trusting that God will show you, every day, a little more of Him and that you will grab ahold of that.  He is the only secure thing that we can hang on to…so grab ahold friends, we are going for a ride. 

 We wanted to remind you of a few things going on and give you a couple of ideas of how to reach out to those around you.

  • Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse posts Children’s worship video. MORE INFO
  • Sundays at 11:00 am we are LIVE streaming our worship service. MORE INFO
  • Sunday nights at 8:00 pm High School students have a Zoom worship and discussion. MORE INFO
  • Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm our Women’s Ministry is hosting a Zoom Bible Study over Psalm 119. MORE INFO
  • Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm Pastor Jesse will go LIVE with Children’s Bible Study and games. MORE INFO
  • Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm we will post our Mid-Week service on our website and Facebook.
  • Thursday nights at 7:00 pm Pastor Dale leading a phone conference prayer time. Contact Pastor Dale for more info.
  • Thursday nights at 8:00 pm our Women’s Ministry is hosting a Zoom Bible Study over Psalm 119. MORE INFO
  • Daily updates and encouragement posted daily on our website. MORE INFO

How can you reach out to those around you?

  • Choose 5-6 people to call or text every other day and check on them. People respond to stress differently.  Listen to them, hear them, encourage them, and pray for them.  If opportunity arises to tangibly help them, please be wise as you serve.
  • See if your elderly or at risk friends and neighbors need groceries.
  • Send letters and cards. Everyone needs a little piece of unexpected joy….what better way to do that than with a encouraging card or letter.  If you are in need of an address, feel free to call the church office as we may be able to help you.
  • Facetime your friends….a smile can go a long way.

GO BE THE CHURCH!


Update 4/2/2020 11:00 AM

Good morning FBC family!! We are posting our encouragement video a little early today. Hope you enjoy this message from Jody.
 
Remember that if you need us please call the church office (865-376-6041) or email us at We love you!

For Students:

Good morning! I wanted to share a devotion with you.

The book I was reading yesterday was unpacking Hebrews 12:1-3 and a popular movie clip came to my mind. Don't judge me, but reading Hebrews 12:1-3 reminded me of Forrest Gump. If you have seen the movie and remember, Forrest recollects his "first pair of shoes" that his mom said would "take him anywhere". As you recall, the "shoes" he is referring to are his metal leg braces that he received as a young boy because "his back was as crooked as a politician" but the doctor was confident that the braces would "straighten him right up". After a couple years of walking stiff legged with his braces Forrest and Jenny were walking home after school when they were approached by 3 boys from school who were making fun of Forrest and throwing rocks at him. Jenny, being concerned for Forrest, looked at him and told him to "Run! Run, Forrest, run!" Forrest drops his books and turns the other direction and begins to run awkwardly due to the braces on his legs. When he looks back he sees that the boys are on their bikes and they are closing in on him. He keeps awkwardly running, turning and looking at the boys thinking that he isn't going to escape. Then something begins to happen...he looks down at his legs and the braces on his legs begin to break apart and fall off and the camera zooms in on Forrest's face....he lifts his head, looks straight ahead and begins running unhindered and free. Hebrews 12:1-2 says "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." God calls us to run our race, not someone elses, but our race. Often times we find ourself focused on the enemy and what he is doing and how "attacked" we feel or we find our self unable to run because of the braces on our legs where we have tried to fix things on our own, when in reality, if we would just lift our head, focus on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, and just run towards Him the braces/chains will break off, the enemy no longer becomes a threat and we begin to run and live in a new freedom of going hard after Him. Remember that the "shoes" you choose are not going to take you anywhere, as Mrs. Gump would say.....lifting your head and fixing your gaze on Jesus is what will take you anywhere. He will do things that you could never "think, dream, or imagine".

Prayer for you: Ephesians 3:16-21 "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

-Amanda Roberts


Update 4/1/2020 6:00 PM

Watch our Mid-Week Service below and let us know how we can pray for you.


Update 3/31/2020 2:41 PM

Hear Jesse's encouragement to us in the middle of this crisis. God has something to say to us during this time, are we listening?

Please submit any prayer request that you may have by going to the PRAYER REQUEST page.  We want to know how we can help you and pray for you!

 


Update 3/30/2020 3:21 PM

As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic still poses a threat to many across our nation, therefore First Baptist Church of Kingston has decided to suspend all on site activities through April 26th.  We will continue to stream our Sunday morning service LIVE at 11:00 am on the website and will post a mid-week service on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.  We will also be posting daily updates on our website, so please stay connected with us during this time.  If you need to get in touch with a staff member, you can do so by calling our office at 865-376-6041 or by emailing us at .  Our office will be open daily from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.  After 1:00 you may call the church office and follow the promptings to contact the on call staff member.

We are here for you and we love you!  Let us know how we can help you.

Remember, go be the church in our community!

Please submit any prayer request that you may have by going to the PRAYER REQUEST page.  We want to know how we can help you and pray for you!

For Students:


Update 3/29/2020 12:20 PM

LIVE Worship Service

For Children:


Update 3/27/2020 1:32 PM

COVID-19 According to Thin-Man

Join us LIVE on Sunday morning at 11:00!

For Students:


Update 3/26/2020 3:37 PM

We hope that you are enjoying the sunshine! Gary has some encouragement for us (plus a little blooper). Send us some pictures to let us know what you are doing today. We love you and are praying for you!

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Update 3/25/2020 6:00 PM

MID-WEEK SERVICE

As a church, we believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and world. Biblical generosity is not about meeting budget needs. It is about a rich and trusting relationship with a living God. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. Scriptural giving is performed with regularity, from the first portion of all we are given, as a proportion of our income, cheerfully, and without pressure or manipulation. Whether you’d like to give a single gift or schedule recurring donations, you can do it all online. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Both Shelby Giving and FBC maintain full Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance via the SecurityMetrics PCI Certification Program, which means your data is rigorously protected through the industry's strictest equipment safeguards and security protocols. That means you can give with confidence!  To give now, go to the GIVE tab.

For Children:


Update 3/24/2020 3:29 PM

We have a special blessing for you in today’s video below.  This is our prayer for you!

Announcements:

  • Starting tomorrow, Wednesday 3/25/2020, our office hours will be from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm until further notice. However, during this time, if you need a staff member please call the church office (865-376-6041) and follow the prompting to reach the on-call staff member. 
  • Tomorrow at 6:00 join us on the website for a mid-week Bible study from Dale.
  • Don’t forget that you can give online under the GIVE tab of our website.
  • If you have any specific prayer request please send those to us by clicking HERE.

For Students:


Update 3/23/2020 3:32 PM


Update 3/22/2020 12:26 PM

Thank you so much for worshiping with us today!!  God is so good!  If you missed us online this morning you can go back and watch it by clicking the WATCH LIVESTREAM button above.

We want you to know that we are praying for you.  If you have a specific prayer request please send it to us by going to the PRAYER REQUEST portion of our website.

For Students:

For Children:


Update 3/21/2020 3:21 PM

Tomorrow is the day that we go LIVE with our Sunday morning worship service.  Make sure you tune in. 

Pastor Jesse will have a fun video and worship experience posted on the CHILDREN'S page at 10:00 am tomorrow, so make sure you get your children connected and ready to worship in the morning.  

For Students:


Update 3/20/2020 11:58 AM

As Dale mentioned yesterday in the video, we will be streaming our Sunday morning service LIVE at 11:00 AM on our website and we will be posting a Wednesday Bible study with Dale at 6:00 PM on Wednesday on our website. So please join us at those times.

Also posting on Sunday is an opportunity for your children. Pastor Jesse will be posting a fun video and worship experience for your children on the CHILDREN’S MINISTRY page. Make sure you help your children engage with us on Sunday.

Jody wanted to send a word of encouragement to you during this time from Hebrews 10.

Hebrews Ch. 10 tells us that we are not to lose our confidence for it provides a great reward. Further, if we will endure and do the will of God we will receive what is promised.
This, of course, begs two questions. (1) What is the will of God? (2) What is promised?
Proverbs 3 says the will of God is to trust in the Lord with all your heart and the promise is that God will show us the steps to follow that will bring healing to our flesh.
Romans 10 proclaims that faith/trust comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God.
So, let’s spend a lot of this down time in the Word and do what it says! That’s what trusting Him is: Hearing and Doing. Or, as St. Paul advised, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Then, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind.” (Phil. 4)

For Students:


Update 3/19/2020 4:05 PM

Remember that students are receiving video updates and encouragement on the student page of our website.
 
Pastor Jesse is working on some videos for our children. So, stay tuned to the website for more information.
 
We love you and we are praying for you!

For Students:


Update 3/18/2020 3:47 PM

We have made a slight change in our online worship service schedule. The Sunday morning service will be LIVE at 11:00 am and the Sunday night service will be posted on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. This will allow you to stay connected with our team at the beginning of the week as well as mid-week.

Also note that there will be information available for our students on the STUDENT page of our website. If you have a student please encourage them to stay connected with us by going to the appropriate page under the MINISTRIES tab.

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Update 3/17/2020 3:58 PM


Update 3/16/2020 3:26 PM


Based on the latest CDC and TN Dept. of Health statistics and recommendations, the leadership at FBC has decided that it would be best to cancel all events on campus at least through March 31st, 2020. During this time we will stay connected with you through our website (www.kingstonfbc.org), so please make sure you check back with us daily for encouragement and for the latest update from our team. We will be streaming all Sunday morning and Sunday night services online throughout this time at their regularly scheduled times (11:00 am & 6:00 pm). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Please also note that the Easter Musical has been postponed until further notice.

Join us as we pray for the Holy Spirit to move in our nation and in our world. He is still on the throne and He is still worthy to be praised!

John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world give. Do not let your hearts be troubles and do not be afraid."

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."