After much prayer and consideration on reopening Buffalo Baptist Church, as safely as possible, and establishing guidelines, the Board of Deacons voted to open Buffalo Baptist Church for worship service on June 7, 2020, at 10:00 am.
There will be only one service every Sunday at 10:00 am and no Sunday School at this time. There will be no nursery or children’s church until further notice.
Babies & Children Are Welcome!
The Board of Deacons realizes that people at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus (people over 60 and those with existing medical conditions) may not feel safe to return at this time. You are not obligated to attend. Everyone will understand that you are doing what you sense at peace to do for you and your family.
Following are the guidelines recommended by the Board of Deacons:
- It is requested that everyone enter through the main doors to the sanctuary at the front of the church with the exception of those handicapped. Those with physical disabilities that prohibit navigating steps should enter via the handicap ramp.
- Masks and hand sanitizer will be placed at the entrance for anyone desiring to use them. Wearing a mask will not be mandatory; however, we encourage those to wear them if they so choose.
- A Deacon will meet you at the door and direct you to a seat in keeping with the policy of social distancing. We realize some have seats where they normally sit. We are experiencing a pandemic as we have never experienced before, therefore you may be seated away from your normal seat. We ask that you bear with us and sit where directed by the Deacon until this pandemic is over and we can return to normal.
- Unless it is absolutely necessary, refrain from using the restroom since we would be unable to sanitize between every use.
- The offering plate will not be passed around. Offering plates will be at the exit as you leave to give to the Lord.
- At the conclusion of the service remain in your location until a Deacon directs you to leave. The Deacons will direct you out by rows in order to social distance when leaving.
I want you to know that I am excited to see you again; however, I understand if you decide to stay home for an extended period. This virus is real, and it is taking lives; if you are at risk, please do what you sense is right. I encourage you to seek the Lord and one another as you walk through this. No one has ‘the’ answer, but what we do have is the Lord as He directs our steps.
May God’s face be upon you and bless you!