Jersey Baptist Church
2920 Jersey Church Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292
Virtual Worship 9:00am
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Jersey Baptist Church and Community
Your pastor, deacon chair, and other leaders have been monitoring, listening, talking at length and praying regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As we continue to journey through the developments concerning the Coronavirus, Jersey Baptist Church wants to encourage you as followers of Christ and to let you know how Jersey will respond.
First, we want to rest in the sovereignty and love of God. The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety through every aspect of life. But, we can rest in God's constant presence and careful attention to all that is happening. He is not surprised by this viral outbreak, and He is not uninterested in our fears.
Psalm 46 tells us that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. In 2 Timothy, God reminds us that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Therefore, let's use this opportunity to drive us to God's Word and to encourage others with the hope we have in Christ.
Secondly, out of love for one another and our community, let's be intentional to heed the wisdom and guidance of those God has graciously put in place.
NC state officials have updated their recommendations and we have taken them into consideration as we look to the near future.
What does this mean for Jersey Baptist Church?
Based on their recommendations for any gathering over 10 people we have decided to cancel all gatherings and activities for the month of April.
Pastor and church leadership will be creative in with worship, communication, and care for our congregation and community. Worship will occur each Sunday morning at 9am via YouTube, Facebook and phone call.
Church staff will work remotely and the church buildings are not open for visitors. We encourage everyone to refrain from going to the church buildings unless there is a specific need.
Committee and church group meetings can occur through teleconference and video conference.
The congregation is encouraged to give online or by mail to keep the church financially stable through the crisis.
The congregation will be kept updated through the website, email, One Call and social media.
Contact your pastor and/or deacon with needs as they arise, and your pastor and deacon leadership will proactively communicate with the congregation and community to stay connected during this unique time.
Pray for medical professionals and those in positions of authority
Pray that we as a church can demonstrate what it means to love one another as we love ourselves in this unique time
Ask God to stop the growth of this pandemic and for his mercy over areas that are being severely taxed
Pray for patience
Remember the recommendations from the CDC:
Stay at home- only leave for necessary reasons
Common symptoms of the Coronavirus include fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath/difficulty breathing.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Looking upward, growing inward, reaching outward, and moving forward with Jesus
We desire to be a community of believers that loves God and others by connecting people to Jesus. We strive to grow God’s kingdom by loving, serving, encouraging, adapting, and being equipped to accomplish God’s will.