We are preparing to reopen our Sunday morning services this Sunday, May 31! Please view this video and review this note from Pastor Matt Morrell so you can be informed and prepared for this Sunday morning, May 31!

In order to comply with the governor’s guidance and hold our Sunday services responsibly and safely…

  • We will only use 25% of our auditorium’s seating capacity of 1,000, limiting our attendance to 250 people per service.
  • People who are sick or at high risk should stay at home (elderly, have underlying conditions, or any symptoms of fever, cough, etc).
    Please stay home…
    If you have family members who are at high risk.
    If you know you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the last two weeks.

If you are in any way uncomfortable with the risks of meeting together. We respect your position and will continue to livestream our 10:30am service so that you can join us virtually.

  • To help us comply with the Governor’s suggestions on gathering size, we ask that you would sign up here for the service you wish to attend (9:00 AM or 10:30 AM).
  • Each service will be less than an hour, and cleaning will take place between the services. If you are able to help with light cleaning between the services, please contact the church office.
  • We ask people to maintain social distancing by sitting together as families in pews that are marked for seating, and refrain from greeting others with any personal contact, like shaking hands and embracing.
  • We will not provide nursery or children’s classes, but we welcome the sound of babies and children in the auditorium!
  • There will be restroom access for emergencies only. We will let you be the judge of what constitutes an emergency!
  • We will not be distributing bulletins, sermon notes, or passing offering plates. There will be giving boxes in the foyer.
  • Dismissal will be staggered, and you may interact and fellowship outside the building (not in the foyer) while practicing social distancing, and being aware of leaving the parking lot in a timely manner so that the next group can park and get into the building for the 10:30am service.
  • Everyone is welcome to wear a face mask and gloves, but we will not require it.
  • And finally, we do intend to sing!

Now, we understand that everyone may not agree with these measures, thinking they are either  too restrictive or not restrictive enough. Therefore, I am asking that each of you make the best decision for you and your family at this time. Our differences in dealing with this will not divide us.

Going forward we will continue to evaluate our practices and make adjustments as necessary.

Matthew Morrell         

Senior Pastor, Fourth Baptist Church

President, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

763.417.8200 | @pastormorrell