First Baptist Church of Bettendorf IA
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05Dec
Church Office Closed Friday, Dec 4 - All Day
06Dec
Discipleship Classes Sunday, Dec 6 @ 9:00 AM
06Dec
Morning Worship Sunday, Dec 6 @ 10:00 AM
06Dec
Church Council Meeting Sunday, Dec 6 @ 12:00 PM
06Dec
Family Ministry Night Sunday, Dec 6 @ 4:00 PM

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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*** UPDATED NOVEMBER 17, 2020 ***

Pastor's Update:

Holiday Season and COVID-19 Information

 

Brothers and Sisters of FBC,
 
Please read this announcement carefully. We remain in unprecedented times. I realize we are all likely experiencing “COVID fatigue.” I encourage us to remember our Lord’s words,
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34  “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
 
How will we move forward? Seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness!
 
Let us reaffirm and celebrate our identity in Christ as we approach Thanksgiving & Christmas:
At our Sunday worship service on November 22, we will celebrate baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and our Fellowship Team will be giving a gift of bread to all families in attendance.
Other Programming Notes:

  • As you may be aware, we are not holding our regular church-wide Thanksgiving Meal this year.
  • We will also not be holding our Lottie Moon Christmas Auction, but we will still be calling the church to worshipfully give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (not to be confused with the auction itself). You may give online or by mail (please see below)
  • We plan to resume our Family Ministry Night, Sundays from 4-6 pm, on Sunday, December 6.
  • However our schedules need to flex during this time, we will still be looking for new and innovative ways to spur one another on to love and good deeds. The Lord is giving us opportunities for ministry in the midst of storm. Let us remain faithful.

 
Glorifying Christ in Worship:
We will continue to hold Sunday worship services both in-person and livestream online. Our services are also broadcast inside our church building in three other rooms at our facility for those who wish attend while also social-distancing (the “blue room,” the youth room, and the fellowship hall). If you are unable to physically attend, please continue to worship Jesus Christ with us each Sunday. CLICK HERE
 
Glorifying Christ in Discipleship:
Please be in touch with your Sunday School teachers and small group leaders. If necessary, we always have the option to go to Zoom meetings for small groups and Bible studies. As this situation continues, I encourage each member to seek continued discipleship in the Word of God in addition to regularly attending Worship service. Please follow regular updates and also view previously recorded sermons and studies at  www.fbcbettendorf.org
 
Glorifying Christ in Mission:
We will continue to seek the Lord in His will for the advance of His gospel world-wide. Please see our focus on the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and upcoming week of prayer. CLICK HERE

  • Every year at Christmas time, we take up a special offering in support of our Southern Baptist world-wide mission to reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Together, we support over 3,700 missionaries serving around the globe, like Don and Dawn Friesen. I’m calling on the church of Jesus Christ to remember those who have gone out for the sake of the Name (3 John 5-8) and to prayerfully consider how you may give the gift of Christian support in prayer and offerings so that the gospel will continue to reach the nations.
  • This year marks the 175th anniversary of the International Mission Board. By God’s grace, the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention has offered an uninterrupted witness to the nations. Through world wars, pandemics, and financial crises of the past 175 years, the Lord’s people have remained faithful to support His Mission and His missionaries.  Let us continue to answer the call in our own generation in spite of our circumstances because we know that our God is greater than any issues the world may face. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power to save.
  • Fully 100% of your gift to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goes to the mission field.
  • You may make your gift to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in three ways: either online using the drop down selection “Designated Fund – Lottie Moon,” or by mailing in your check to FBC with “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” in the memo line, or by using the Giving Wall envelopes in the hallway at our church.

 
 
How to Give Tithes & Offerings, to deacon benevolence, and to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering:
In order to do facilitate these ministries, we invite you to consider making your tithes and offerings to the church, to deacon benevolence, and to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions. You may do so online CLICK HERE
Or if you would rather mail in your offerings, you may send them to:
First Baptist Church
3593 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
 
Necessary Upcoming Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 13:
We will need to hold our regularly scheduled congregational meeting in December when the Finance Committee presents the annual budget to the church body for approval. In order to achieve this, we will still be having the congregational meeting on Sunday, December 13 immediately following the morning service. Our constitution and by-laws require a quorum which would be 23 voting members. If we have a quorum and if the members so vote to approve, the budget for 2021 could be affirmed. We may also be able to hold our deacon election when gathered for this meeting. We would like as many members in attendance for that meeting as possible and as the situation allows. Attendance is necessary in order to provide opportunity for members to discuss any questions they may have.
 
About Masks in Church:
I highly recommend that everyone wear masks in church insofar as you are able. In an effort to love one another and keep from spreading COVID, please continue to social distance, wash hands, refrain from physical contact, and wear masks when possible. Please see the Governor’s most recent statement below concerning the church and religious gatherings.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Declaration of November 16, 2020
Section 4 paragraphs E and F read:
“This requirement [i.e., wearing a mask] does not apply to the following: …
E. Any person giving a religious, political, media, educational, artistic, cultural, musical, or theatrical presentation or performance for an audience;
F. Any person participating in a service at a spiritual or religious gathering;”

CLICK HERE to view the Governor's Full Proclamation.
 
The word of the day in the body of Christ is “grace.” No matter what we are all experiencing, let us show to one another the grace of God in getting through all of this together (yes, even if we disagree with one another over extra-biblical issues).
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to pastor Cory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
For the glory of Jesus Christ in Worship, Discipleship, and Mission.

Pastor Cory Gonyo 


 

 
First Baptist Church - 3593 Middle Road Bettendorf, IA 52722 | Phone: 563-355-6200
  
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