In these trying and unprecedented times, First Baptist Church wants to continue connecting with you, worshiping together and praying together.
Here’s how you can stay connected:
- Check our Facebook page & website for updates, information about Zoom gatherings, and links to watch sermons & worship services online.
- Make sure we have your current email address.
- Go to bit.ly/fbc-email to fill out a simple survey so we can get you the right emails to fit your needs, as well as which Zoom groups you’d like an invitation to join. (we did send this out electronically on Thursday, March 19, in case this sounds familiar to you.)
- Download Zoom, an online meeting platform. Go to zoom.us and install their software. You should not have to pay any money to do this- First Baptist already has a subscription. You will simply type in your name and then it will allow you to download the program to your computer.
- You will be sent an invitation to join the Zoom conversations that you indicate you’d like to participate in (by completing the survey above).
- When the day & time of your preferred Zoom conversations arrive, open the Zoom application on your computer, and then type in the special code that you will be sent via email. You can also download the app to your smartphone, or you can also join with your voice only on your cell phone.
- Please continue to support the work of First Baptist and our mission partners by giving your offering. You have two options during this time of virtual meetings: you can mail your offering to the church (411 N. 7th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901) or you can use our online platform called Push Pay. Simply click on “Give” from our website and follow the instructions to give an online donation with your debit or credit card.
- If you have a friend or family member who is not technologically-savvy, could you be sure to connect with them? You can help them to know announcements that bubble up quickly, help them to sign up for email accounts or Facebook accounts, or even help them download Zoom for digital gatherings. It is going to take all of us working together to make sure that our faith community is informed and that each individual has everything they need.
- Continue to contact us with your prayer requests so that we can know how to be praying for one another. Even though the church office is now closed through at least April 7, you can still reach us by calling 765-742-5223.
- If you need assistance, like picking up groceries or prescriptions for example, please contact Pastor Lisa. She will connect you with a healthy and still mobile person who can help you get exactly what you need. (This is not a time for your sense of independence to force you out into the public if you have underlying medical conditions or are over the age of 60. This is a time for allowing us to be the church for one another.)