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FBCO Worship Services, June 7 – 9am & 11am

FBCO will resume hosting two services, 9am and 11am on June 7 and for the month of June. Worship service planning will be re-evaluated as anticipated changes come from the City of Ozark. The 9am worship service will be live streamed and available anytime at fbcozark.org

Please remember that all social distancing guidance will still be practiced for personal and public safety. Sunday School, ETC, Nursery, Children’s Church and Sunday evening worship/activities are NOT available. Worship service seating is first come, first seated – no reserved seating. (No Sign-Up Genius necessary.)

If you are a high risk individual or have experienced flu-like symptoms, we encourage you – please stay home. Please visit our weekly online worship opportunities at fbcozark.org

Common Questions & Answers:

What Social Distancing practices can I expect during this NEW worship service experience?

Arrival: Exterior church doors will NOT open until 20 minutes before worship service starts.

Building entrance: Outside doors will be propped open for a hands-free entrance.

NO coffee or donuts will be served.

FBCO ushers will direct you to an appropriately assigned family-sized seating area that corresponds to your household’s total number.

Families are asked to sit and remain seated together by household – children/students are asked to please sit only with members of their current household.

Please remain seated in your pew/seat and do not move about the worship center.

FBCO has taken extra steps to make worship services a non-contact worship experience.

FBCO ushers will collect offerings at the end of the service, as you exit the worship center – no plates will be passed.

Departure: Dismissal instructions will be given to ensure proper Social Distancing is practiced while departing the worship center and building.

Do I need to wear a mask? – FBCO will NOT require mask wearing during worship services. If you desire to wear a mask during the service, please bring your own to use.

Is childcare available during the worship services or can I drop-off my children? – No. There are NO childcare services, no children church activities, no ETC or nursery activities during each worship service. All children/students must remain with their current guardians/household. There will be no regular planned Sunday School or Sunday evening worship/activities.

What is FBCO doing for cleaning/safety measures? – FBCO volunteers and staff will be cleaning and sanitizing high contact and highly used areas in between services and again during the week. Only the Foyer & Fellowship hall bathrooms will be available for public use.

*** ATTENTION: For your convenience and safety, entrance to the church building will ONLY be allowed 30 minutes before each service start. There may be limited bathroom access until bathrooms are cleaned and doors opened for service seating. Bathrooms will be available during each worship service. There will be no coffee/donuts served. ***

FBCO Ministry Updates:

Clothing Ministry – FBCO is excited to announce that on July 13, we will become the clothing distribution center for Christian County! Least of These has made the determination to focus strictly on food and other food-related resources for the residents of Christian County. Least of These has moved all of their clothing, racks, hangers, etc. to help us get started. This will be in addition to our annual Day of Giving event that will still take place on August 15. This is an exciting opportunity for FBCO to reach more in our community with open arms of love, prayer, and an opportunity to share the gospel. We will be having people in our county here on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8A to 1P. Visit our website at fbcozark.org/missions to find out more about ways you can be involved.

FBCO Clothing Donations Resume – The clothing ministry team is now ready to accept clothing donations once again. Please drop-off your clothing donations in the collection tubs located inside the West Door entrance area.

Operation Christmas Child – We are starting to pack shoeboxes in small groups. To help, call Pam Gardner (839-0150) to sign up. Shoeboxes can be packed at home and they will be available in the Commons beginning June 14. Please fill them and return the shoeboxes by July 30. In June, we are collecting clothes for boys and girls: sizes 4-14 plus empty regular-sized shoeboxes, coloring books and pencil sharpeners (Imagine brand from Dollar General). Any other items you may have collected can be dropped off in the Operation Christmas Child tubs in the Commons & West door entrance.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Needs Host Families – The Queen City Crush, an affiliate of FCA, is looking for host families to house players this summer. They have asked for help in finding host homes. Below are the details of who they are and what exactly they are needing.

Queen City Crush is searching for safe Christian home environments for college age baseball players. They are asking families to provide room and board for players for the months of June and July. FCA recruits current college baseball players from across the country to come to Springfield as “baseball missionaries”. Baseball players come from around Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, California, Virginia, and even Hawaii. While playing an MLB style schedule throughout June and July, players are involved in weekly team Bible Studies, pre-game chapels, community service outreach, and engaging with local churches. It is a time for these young men to intentionally grow in their relationship with Christ.

Due to COVID-19, we have had some of our Host Families let me know that they are no longer able to host a player for this summer. Interestingly, none of them backed out due to health concerns. They were all due to their spare rooms now being occupied by kids/family that have been out of work or sent home from college. Because of these changes, we are now TWO families short. Would you be interested in hosting Crush players?

Curious about what it is like to be a host family during the summer? Check out one of our current host families share about their experience. You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXoxjLlNEsA&t=1s

**In order to cut down on travel, we typically only allow host families within a 20-25 minute radius from our FCA office in Springfield because of the Bible studies and things that we do at the office.** If you are interested, Please contact Cody Pentecost (cpentecost@fca.org) or call 417.230.5810

Grass Mowing Team – is needing Volunteers to serve on rotating teams to cut the church’s lawn. Contact Jeff Garrison if you are able to serve.

Bible Studies for Life Sunday School Quarterlies – Summer quarterlies are available for pick-up in the Commons as you leave Sunday, May 24 & May 31. This is ONLY for our BSFL Sunday School Classes.

FBCO Call To Prayer – Pastor Phillip Burden has called on all of us Sunday & Wednesday nights, at 7:00pm – to pray. Prayer guide (click here). At your home, as you and your family, gather in living rooms, or around kitchen tables, all FBCO brothers and sisters in Christ, are asked to petition the Lord to, “heal our land and world.” Will you join us in prayer?

No One Alone (NOA) Ministry – do you know of anyone, “the most vulnerable,” of our community during this time of pandemic and isolation, that needs help? Are you in need? Do you know a member or regular FBCO attender that would appreciate a daily phone call to check up on health and physical needs (food, paper goods, etc)?  Call (417) 581-2484 to add them to our list.

FBCO Family Life Center:

Is the FBCO Family Life Center open?  YES

NEW Family Life Center Hours:  Mon-Fri – 6am-10am | Mon/Tues/Thurs – 4pm-8pm

 

FBCO Ministry Resources:

Is there a place to access FBCO Ministry updates or information?  YES

Preschool Ministry – Resources & Updates – click HERE

Children Ministry – Resources & Updates – click HERE

Student Ministry – Resources & Updates – click HERE

Adult Ministry – Resources & Update – click HERE

 

How can I forward my giving/offering to FBCO?

  1. You can give online at: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/fbcozark
  2. You can mail your gift: FBCO, 1400 W. Jackson St, Ozark MO 65721

 

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

If you are sick, please stay home!!! If your kids or grandchildren are sick, please keep them at home!!!

If you, or anyone in your household, have a compromised immune system or high-risk factors for this illness, please exercise caution and stay home. (CDC published information about risk factors – click here)

As conditions are due to change, we will communicate updates/changes to the church community – follow us at www.fbcozark.org and Facebook for the latest updates.