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Bay Area Family,
In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, we will not be hosting Sunday services, programs, or events on campus through the end of March. This includes the Home Life Conference that was scheduled for March 20-22nd. Our leadership will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if we need to lengthen this timeframe.
Worship services will be streamed online via our Facebook page at 9:30am and 11:00am and posted to our website later that same day. In addition, we are working on ways to provide you with additional resources, family activities, and opportunities to connect virtually with others during this time.
Please do join us on Sundays via Facebook live, as we have much important information to share with you as the days progress. Follow this link to our Facebook page.
If someone asks why your church chose to respond to this health crisis by closing its doors, here’s our response:
- Relentless Love includes protection. We are loving our neighbors by protecting them.
- Gospel Restoration starts by making responsible decisions. The most responsible decision we can make in this moment is to follow the leadership of our government and health officials.
- As we live out the truths of the gospel in the coming days, we will have ample opportunity to show Hands-On Service to those around us. Let’s continue to ask God what He would have us do during this time to serve others.
- We are not living in fear, but in Spirit and Truth Empowerment, knowing that King Jesus has the ultimate triumph.
- The church is not a building but exists through Kingdom Partnerships between each of the members of its body.
Let’s remember God’s faithfulness, character, and how He has worked during challenging times. Let’s be salt and light during this season, the living hands and feet of Christ.
You are deeply loved,
Pastor Brian Haynes
To give on-line go to www.bayarea.church/give
To share prayer requests or practical needs: www.bayarea.church/ipray
The Church office is temporary closed until April 3. If you have an emergency call the church office number, 281-332-2133 and leave a message with your phone number. We are checking messages daily and will contact you as soon as possible. Or you can contact one of the Deacon on call listed below at the end of the page.
Spring Midweek: Canceled until further notice
Men’s Breakfast: Canceled
First Monday Prayer Meeting: Canceled until further notice
Easter Weekend Services:
Good Friday Evening Service: Friday, April 10, there will be 2 services at 5:30 and 7:00pm. Children Classes: birth through 2nd grade.
Resurrection Sunday: Sunday, April 12, there will be 4 services at 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:30am and 11:45am. No LifeGroups. Children’s Classes: birth through Kindergarten.
Bay Area Family Gathering: April 26, 6:30pm in Worship Center. We are so excited to come together for our annual Bay Area Family Gathering. This gathering is a critical point in the life of Bay Area each year where we spend time talking about vision and direction for the coming days and months. Childcare will be available from birth to 2nd grade.
Mighty Oaks Outpost Group Weekly Meeting: Canceled until further notice
Israel Experience 2020: Registration is available for the May 30-June 10, 2020 Israel Experience. In 2006 Brian experienced the land of Israel and studied the biblical text in context for the very first time. It opened his eyes and changed him forever. He knew then he had to lead others to experience Israel with the Bible as their guide. Since then, he has led hundreds to walk the ancient paths of the Scripture and to discover the root of their faith in Christ. It is the experience of a lifetime and worth the investment. Please consider this amazing discipleship adventure. You can register at https://legacymilestones.com/event/2020-israel-study-tour/.
FAITH TALK: Visit www.bayarea.church/faithtalk for a weekly recap and devotional on today’s sermon message, or find this week’s Faith Talk on our app under “Sunday.”
ServeLink: The TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Students, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can go to www.bayarea.church/go, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.
Senior Connection: Canceled until further notice
KidMin needs you – NOW! In past months, KidMin has said goodbye to some exceptional leaders. We are so very grateful for those who have joined our team recently. However, we need to quadruple that number to staff well, provide awesome teaching experiences and help build meaningful relationships. It’s never our goal to staff a class with 20 three year olds! Would you jump on board and support this important ministry on Sunday mornings? There are positions available @ 9:30 and 11 – in the classroom – and outside the classroom as a desk attendant. ALL of our positions are super important and must be filled NOW! We support our teachers by providing training and all weekly resources. You focus on preparation of the heart and connecting with Kids!
Select from the opportunities below and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Desk Attendants (All Kids check in desks)
2s A&B (2 yrs by 9/1/19)
3s A&B (3 yrs by 9/1/19)
4s A (4 yrs by 9/1/19)
252 Kids Worship (1st – 5th kids)
Desk Attendants (Atrium check in desk)
Young 2s (opening in April 2020)
2s A (2 yrs by 9/1/19)
3’s B (3 yrs by 9/1/19)
1st A & B
6th Grade Girls
6th Grade Boys
For more information: Visit us at www.bayarea.church/worshipministry or like us on Facebook – Bay Area Worship Ministry.
Deacons of the Week for March 29-April 4. Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Bud Goza at 281-482-6149, Craig Gregory at 281-648-4413, Don Hamilton at 281-486-1895, Tim Hinson at 281-639-4410 or Chris Hutchinson at 606-922-1989.