QBC COVID-19 Status – Limited Re-opening
November 19, 2020 – QBC will go to a reduced online and virtual set of services and meetings for this coming weekend. We are doing this out of an abundance of caution after a congregation member has tested positive for COVID-19. Please check back here or your email for any new information as we move past this weekend and into next week. Our livestream can be found on SermonAudio. Please contact the church office (401 884-9111) with any questions you may have or to get the most up-to-date information.
It is imperative that you understand that this is not any person’s “fault” and that we encourage one another in this time. The policies and procedures recommended by experts are best practices and imperfect, and we must do what we can to care for and protect one another. Please ensure that you are showing your love for one another and for the unbelievers you come into contact with by wearing a mask whenever you are around other people outside your household, washing your hands, limiting handshaking and hugging, and keeping some social distance.
While we work through a round of testing for those who may have been exposed, we are moving to an entirely online schedule for the next several days. We are not “closed” and we will continue the work of the ministry. The office will remain open, Pastor Jim is available by phone, and we will continue to meet together online. But out of an abundance of caution (as we say these days…) we canceled evening activities Wednesday and Thursday this week, and we are shifting our Saturday and Sunday activities entirely online. We expect that next week we will return to our recent “normal” with those affected quarantined for two weeks or more.
Specifically for the rest of this week and the weekend:
- Saturday morning men’s and women’s prayer will be held via Zoom.
- The St. Peter’s Principles men’s leadership study on Saturday morning will be on Zoom.
- Most Sunday School classes are canceled this week (teachers will inform parents if class will be available online).
- Two of our Adult Bible Fellowship classes will run online, with the Church History class on Sermon Audio and the Gospel of Mark on Zoom. The Genesis class is canceled this week.
- The Sunday morning worship service will be livestreamed on Sermon Audio.
- The Sunday evening service will be a prayer meeting on Zoom. Please pray for those affected and for one another. And let’s commit ourselves to showing the love of Christ to others in all that we do in these days.
When in-person services resume we will continue with the procedures outlined below:
Quidnessett Baptist Church thanks everyone who is attending during our limited re-opening. Sunday School and ABF are at 9:00 AM and morning service starts at 10:30 AM. We will continue to employ socially distanced seating in the classrooms and sanctuary, using Fellowship Hall and the Berean room as overflow. Please review the recommendations and procedures below if you plan to attend in-person. The 9:00 AM Church History class and 10:30 AM service will continue to be live streamed.
- If you are in an age or health group that has been identified by the CDC as high risk we recommend you stay home and watch the live stream.
- When attending we are asking that you wear a mask when entering and leaving the building.
- You are welcome to continue to wear a mask during the service.
- Please obey all usher and leadership directions for entering, exiting, fellowship, and worship.
- Maintain the appropriate social distancing guideline, of approximately six feet, between families.
When you arrive for church, expect the following:
Please utilize both parking lots. While walking into the church, as is practical, maintain six feet between your family and others. Ushers and other volunteers will hold doors open for you as necessary. Please obey their instructions for entering and when being seated.
September 2020 – QBC expanded limited re-opening by adding back some Sunday School and ABF classes, and returning to a single worship service at 10:30 AM.
May 31, 2020 – QBC Reopened for limited in-person services and slowly added other in-person events like prayer meetings, youth, and Sunday school. We employed socially distanced seating and two services.
March 2020 – QBC moved to a reduced schedule with all services, classes, and prayer meetings online via streaming or video conference.