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First Baptist Tulsa COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Update

We as a church family value community. We believe that life is better together.

The Tulsa City Council approved a mask ordinance that applies to public spaces, including churches. To support our city leaders and act as good citizens, we ask that you wear a mask when you are on campus for Sunday worship and also anytime you might visit campus during the week. There is an exception for children under the age of 18, although they are welcome to wear them if desired. We appreciate everyone's support as we join in our community's public health efforts!

SUNDAY WORSHIP
Our normal worship gatherings at 8:30 and 11:00am continue in the worship center. Community groups for adults, students and children meet at 9:45am. Congregants are required to wear protective masks except children under the age of 18.

COMMUNITY GROUPS
We continue to encourage each community group to make their own decision about when to resume meeting on campus. Consult the leaders of your group for details. Community groups who have resumed meeting on-campus are encouraged to continue to provide at-home options for Bible study and community for their members.

HOSPITALITY SERVICES
Coffee and soft drink machines will be open for self-service in our café. Food services will not be offered at this time. All restroom facilities are open for use. Please continue to follow the hand washing and sanitation guidelines posted in the restrooms. Please practice safe social distancing while in the café or restrooms.

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STUDENTS, CHILDREN & PRESCHOOL
Children and students continue to meet during the 9:45am community group hour. KinderWorship meets during the 8:30 and 11:00am worship services. Parents should be informed of the following guidelines for these activities:

  1. Volunteers greet and assist families as they check-in children, in order to limit the number of people touching the kiosks. For children ages 2 years and younger, we ask that only ONE parent check-in and drop-off their children to their classroom. Children ages 3 years and older may walk themselves to their classroom.
  2. Every child will have their temperature checked when checking in. Children must be fever-and symptom-free for 24 hours in order to attend as part of our wellness policy.
  3. All teachers and volunteers are required to wear protective masks while serving in the preschool and children’s areas. Children are not required to wear protective masks.

SUNDAY WORSHIP
Here is what to expect as you attend Sunday worship:

  1. We continue to use every other row for seating in the worship center. We encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing wisely and only use non-physical greetings (such as a smile instead of a hug, or a wave instead of a handshake).
  2. The Tulsa City Council approved a mask ordinance that applies to public spaces, including churches. To support our city leaders and act as good citizens, we ask that you wear a mask when you are on campus for Sunday worship. There is an exception for children under the age of 18, although they are welcome to wear them if desired.
  3. Tithes and offerings can be placed in the strong boxes around the worship center or in the main corridor. Online giving is also available.
  4. The choir and orchestra will not be leading in worship services and will resume at a later date.

MIDWEEK UPDATE
Join Deron each week, Wednesdays at 11:00 am on our Facebook page for a live update.

WORSHIP
For those not planning to attend in person, join us Sundays online, or our Facebook page at 8:30 or 11:oo am (or listen to KFAQ 1170AM at 11:00 am) and invite others to join us, as well. Each week we worship together, pray together and hear what God’s Word says about freedom from fear, peace over anxiety, joy amidst sickness and life that conquers death. In addition, we share important information about countless opportunities we have as a church to make God’s love known in our city and around the world during these days. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS
We want people to encourage one another, pray for each other and continue meeting virtually. Our community groups are committed to continue studying scripture, praying and supporting one another while we practice social distancing. For help connecting to a community group, please email Dave McPherson.

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One of the ways we can show God’s love is by participating in publicly endorsed strategies of containment, including social distancing. At the same time, we don’t want to isolate people who are in need all around us. As a church together and as individual Christians, we want to care for others in any way that we can according to all the health and safety guidelines and recommendations made by government leaders and health professionals.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers continue to serve the public at our Caring Center downtown. Our volunteers are maintaining the food and clothing ministry in a drive-thru fashion and we are keeping the group under 10 to comply with the city mandate.

 

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