BBC COVID-19 Updates and links for online messages
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
You continue in our prayers during these extraordinary days and we will continue to update you on a weekly basis as the current state of emergency continues.
It appears doubtful that we will be able to have worship and other activities at church for a while, this will likely include Holy Week, which this year is April 5-12.
Because of the restrictions on travel and gatherings of more than ten people, we recognize that the weekend with our pastoral candidate scheduled for April 17-19 will have to be postponed until such time that it’s safe to travel and to gather as a community.
While all activities at the church building are currently suspended, the church staff is trying to be wise in how and where we spend our time. We are continuing to respond to calls, texts and emails and the office messages are being checked regularly. Please feel free to leave a message and someone will get back to you, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-896-3381.
While we’re not having events at 1848 Main Street, there is still a lot each of us can do.
We encourage people to call, text, or message their small group members and friends. If anyone is interested in still meeting with their small groups online, here is a link with detailed instructions for setting up Zoom meetings so you can meet as a group.
We will be continuing to post the verse of the day and daily devotional, Sunday morning worship, and any updates on:
Our Church Website: www.brewsterbaptistchurch.org
Facebook. The verse of the day is posted at 7:00 am, the devotion at noon, and worship will be up by Sunday morning. Thank you to everyone who has been sharing these posts, it helps us to reach more people with God’s love each day.
Our YouTube Channel
Pastor Barbara will be providing fun children’s resources and videos on the Parent Ministry Facebook page and emailing families a lesson that will go along with Pastor Doug’s Sunday morning message
We will be sending out our usual weekly email, “The Buzz” on Friday afternoons and our “Prayer Chain” as requests come in, if you are currently not getting these and would like to, please use this form to sign up.
We want to be able to make sure that we can keep in contact with our congregation during this time, so we are asking for everyone to fill out this contact information form, to make sure that we have your most current contact information.
Please contact the office or one of the Pastors if you need financial assistance or food and we will connect you with a Deacon or someone with our Caring Cupboard.
The Nauset School system is giving out breakfast and lunch meals for children under the age of 18, M-F 10a – 1p at Eddy Elementary in Brewster, Orleans Elementary, Eastham Elementary, Wellfleet Elementary.
A Baby Center: is effectively “closed” to the public through April 7, pending further notice. Some staff will use this time to clean the boutique and switch stock from winter to spring (which IS coming – Hallelujah). If a client faces an emergency need for diapers/wipes, they can contact Robin via ABC Facebook or email (email@example.com) and set an appointment to pick up 2 months’ worth of pre-bagged supplies through the newly created ABC “pass-through” window. There will be no personalized shopping and no service on Nantucket during this 3-week period. No client is to enter the building at ABC during regular operating hours.
Faith Family Kitchen: will continue to provide nutritious dinners on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in a “To Go” format. Please note these revised hours. At the doors, families and other adults will be given a paper bag containing Jeni’s homemade soup plus a few supplemental items. No guest is to enter the Kitchen dining room or use the Kitchen bathrooms during regular service hours.
As we continue to move forward
- Pray for the sick and their families and caregivers.
- If you display any symptoms or have had contact with a symptomatic person, do not visit those at high risk. Follow the instructions of care facilities limiting visitors.
- Consider ways other than visits to remain in contact with people who are sick or self-quarantined, which can be very isolating; make phone calls or send cards, e-mail or text messages.
We pray you will be healthy and well and find ways to make the most of these unusual days of quiet and solitude.
Your BBC Staff