Covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Updated March 28, 2021

In response to public health directives concering the COVID-19 pandemic, Grace Baptist Church suspended public services from March 18 through May 22, 2020. Since then, we have gradually and carefully resumed all of our public in-person ministries.

North Carolina is current operating under Executive Order #204. Section 1.2 exempts churches and religious organizations. Nevertheless, we are taking prudent precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following, as much as is possible, the applicable “Recommendations to Promote Social Distancing and Reduce Transmission” under Section 3(B) of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order #141. Here are the precautions that we are implementing:

  1. You are asked to stay home if any of the following apply:
  • If you are sick (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other viral symptoms)
  • If you have reason to believe that you have had contact with an active case of Coronavirus within the past 10 days
  1. In order to provide for adequate social distancing, we will use our in-house video feed to the Fellowship Hall, Choir Room, and Nursing Mother’s Room so that people can spread out in the facility.
  2. Cohabitating family units may sit closer together to increase space between families
  3. Those who wish to do so may wear a face coverings when social distancing is difficult to maintain. Whatever your choice, please be kind and understanding toward those make a choice different than yours
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  5. Avoid physical contact such as handshakes and hugs
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  7. Touch-free hand sanitizer is available in the foyer and above the water fountain in the education wing
  8. Offering plates will be placed on the information table at the back of the auditorium instead of being passed in the pews.
  9. When observing the Lord's Table, we are using prepackaged, single-serving communion elements.

LIVES WEBCAST

We are livestreaming our Sunday Services and our mid-week Prayer Meeting on the SermonAudio platform. A link to the live webcast is available on the church homepage. The webcast is available only during the actual service times. Audio recordings of past sermons are available via our sermon archive and on our SermonAudio broadcaster's page.

LOVING ONE ANOTHER

Jesus wants us to love one another (John 13:34-35). The church leadership is aware that some will come to church as soon as the doors are open while others will choose to be more cautious and will have good reasons for waiting a while. Let us all endeavor to love and respect those who make a decision different than our own (Rom. 14:3). May the Lord give each one peace in their decision. It is our prayer that, after the danger has passed, each one will feel the overwhelming desire to come into the house of the Lord to worship the King of kings.