We are going to move the worship service inside this week. The worship
service will begin at 10:30 in the sanctuary. We are asking that you help
us by noting several changes to how we will sit and interact while we are in
the building. Our goal is to worship Jesus and we must not lose sight of
that as our priority. Please help us by following a few guidelines as we
gather inside to worship.
- You will be able to enter through
1 of 3 entrances. Either the main street entrance, the entrance under the
drive through near the apartment or the rear entrance. Other
entrances will be closed to limit traffic in parts of the building.
- Please, do not plan to come if you
feel sick, have been sick recently or you may be running a fever. We
understand and ask that you take care of yourself and not risk infecting
- If you are not comfortable
gathering in person with us, the service will be streamed live via our
church facebook page, 1st Baptist Church of Walton, Ky. We
do not want anyone who is not comfortable yet to violate their own
conscience. Take care of yourself and join us via the live service
- As you enter, there will be a
table with hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves. You are not required to
wear a mask, but I recommend it if it helps you feel more comfortable as
you worship with others.
- The pews are marked, and every
other pew is closed to allow for us to separate ourselves safely and still
worship together. Family groups may sit together on one pew as long
as you do not get closer than 6’ to another family or
individual. lease respect one another’s space. While you may
not be concerned about getting sick, or you don’t have much regard for the
spacing and masks, please respect others who are concerned and are taking
additional precautionary steps.
- There is seating available in the
balcony as well. The pews are marked, and some are closed.
- If the sanctuary becomes full and
there is no more available seating following our spacing guidelines, the
chapel will serve as an overflow room and the service will be shown there
on a TV.
- You will have an opportunity to
give an offering at the close of the service as you leave the
- At the close of the service, you
may exit by any of the three entrances/exits that are open. Please choose
the exit closest to where you are sitting. This will minimize the
risk of contact with others. Please be considerate of others and
maintain a safe distance as you enter and leave.
- Please avoid hugs, handshakes,
etc. I know this is counterintuitive because we love one another, but it
is a small sacrifice to prevent anyone from getting sick. If you
must, be sure it is by mutual consent.
- The only restrooms available will
be those located in the hallway behind the sanctuary. We are asking
that only one person at a time use these restrooms.
- We will not have any childcare
available for this service.
my conversations with folks, both in our church and at large, some are very
concerned about getting sick, some are not concerned at all and a large portion
are concerned but determined to do all that they can to live life in a regular
routine but exercise caution. I am not sure which group you are in, but I will
say there are still folks who are getting sick from the Covid19 virus. I
believe concern, precautions and care are warranted. Please respect the
fact that the spacing, masks, and other precautions are not to make people
happy, but hopefully to have some measure of safety. Please abide by
them. And respect others who may be even more at risk or more concerned
am looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday. God is good and He is
working in all of this. Please pray that God will move in the heart of
someone on Sunday to address the need for repentance, forgiveness and faith in