Church Updates

ReIgnite 2021
Passion THROUGH Prayer

In early 2020 we experienced a time of revival called Ignite 2020.  Since then we have been on the defense to continue church operations in the face of Covid.  It's time we moved off defense and did a little offense!  Our goal for 2021 is to ReIgnite everything we do with the power of Jesus Christ.  Let's ReIgnite our ministries, Bible study classes, worship services and personal lives. The first step to ReIgnite 2021 is to reignite our Passion through Prayer.  

This Sunday night, Jan. 24, at 6:00 p.m. we will kick-off ReIgnite 2021 with a Church-wide Passion for Prayer event in the Worship Center. Gather your Bible study classes, your friends, your families and join us in prayer. God can do more in response to our prayer in a millisecond than we can do in 10,000 lifetimes! 

Please note: Events and activities are subject to change/cancellation in response to Covid-19. We are currently taking extra precautions by spacing out seating in the Worship Center and request that everyone wear a mask while on campus. 

Church Online

We offer Church Online and On-Campus! Worship will be live streamed at times noted.

Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship and 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship.  Both will be live streamed on Facebook and at fbcforney.org for those participating from home.  

Adult, Children's and Student Bible Study classes are back together on campus at 8, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  

Special Needs Ministry (JAM) is open for both worship hours and Children's Church is  during the 11:00 a.m. hour for kindergarten through 3rd grade. 

What we are doing 

In-Person Worship on Sundays at 9:30 and 11 am

In-Person Worship Guidelines
We will stream worship on our website and Facebook for those who wish to participate online.

  • Please do not enter the building if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms; or, if you have had exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Masks are requested to be worn.  
  • Please sit as a family unit in Worship and leave empty seats between you and the next family.

What to expect:

  • No bulletins or handouts will be provided. Our digital bulletin is available on our free mobile app
  • Please use hand sanitizer before entering. 
  • Please maintain proper distancing when seating your family. 

For those of you who choose to continue online worship, the service will be live streamed on fbcforney.org/livestream and Facebook at both 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. We hope you will continue to share our social media posts and invite everyone you know to worship online with First Baptist Forney.

Online Content

We are publishing online content to keep you stay connected with God's Word. Online worship services are published every Sunday morning. We also are emailing content for our Children and Students

Adult Bible Study 

Most classes have returned to campus. If you are unsure if your class is back or still doing ZOOM, please contact your leader. 

We understand your privacy and security when conducting Zoom meetings is important.  Please see the link below for ways to keep your sessions secure. 

click here for ZOOM security tips

We want to give you as many resources as we can to help during this unique, challenging time. Below is a link for some Free Bible Study Videos for Socially Distanced Groups from LifeWay.

FREE BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES

Compliance

We are complying with all CDC recommendations, state and county mandates. 

First Baptist Academy

We operate a day care facility (“Academy”) in the education building where we minister to children Monday through Friday. The Academy is cleaned and sanitized every day and the same CDC guidelines for organizations are being followed by our cleaning team in cleaning the Academy. The indoor play areas and soft play areas are currently closed to the public to help protect the children attending the Academy.  In the event the facility will need to close, all parents will be notified.

We want to help you

If you are in critical need during this time, we want to be able to assist you in any way that we can. Please click on the link to complete a short form and our staff will determine the best way that we can support you.

Click Here for Care Form

Maybe you are good on supplies but have prayer needs. Click on the link(s) to request prayer for yourself or others.

Click here for Prayer Request

Other Prayer Request Options:

  • Complete the Prayer Request form on our mobile app.
  • Or Text FBConnect to 474747 and you will be sent a form to complete. 
What you can do 

The CDC also provides guidelines for protecting yourself. You can find those steps at https://www.cdc.gov. We are asking that you wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer when handwashing is not readily available. 

If you are not feeling well, have flu-like symptoms, or have been in the presence of someone who is ill, please stay home. 

What to do in the days ahead 

Times of trial and uncertainty are opportunities for the church to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Practice being a good neighbor. If you live next door or in close proximity to someone who is sick or in a high-risk group, ask what you can do to help. It could be as simple as running an errand or dropping of some food. 

In the days to come there will be opportunities as a church and as Southern Baptists to help others locally, nationally, and to the ends of the earth. As always, your tithes and offerings are critical to being able to meet the needs of a hurting world. If you can, please continue to give using the link below. You can also give using the FBC Forney smartphone app. With confidence and joy, let us continue to be the church and a light during this time. 

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