We are thankful you took a few moments to join us for LIVEstreamed worship, or find out how we are taking action against the spread of COVID-19. We’ve simplified our site so you have no problem finding the info you need. Below you’ll find what the latest study at our church is and highlights from our most recent fellowship with a feed from our Facebook page while our menu above will direct you to recent services, online giving & RightNow Media account, upcoming student event, and church directory. If it’s 11AM on Sunday, look no further because you should see our livestreamed worship service right below!
On Sunday, February 14th we had a wonderful day celebrating the love God has for us and the love we share with Him and others! We were fortunate to have a great time of fellowship following the service over a spaghetti lunch that doubled as a fundraiser of sorts for Lifeline Children’s Services whom we heard from during the worship service that morning. Thankful for all those who planned and participated and thankful for those who gave toward our love offering for this wonderful ministry! Enjoy some snapshots below of the afternoon!
COLBERT BAPTIST CHURCH
We are excited to offer a churchwide study from Pastor Rick Warren’s, “40 Days of Prayer.” This study will officially begin on Wednesday, February 24th and will lead us to Easter Sunday, April 4th.
We encourage you to pick up a complementary bookmark and keychain attachment this Sunday as you enter or exit to help hold you accountable to the commitment you might have made to join us. You are welcome to pick these up during the week and we can even have someone drop them off if we need to. Study guides will be available in the Welcome Center the next two Sundays as well at $8 per book. You may pay for them with cash or check or through our online giving (make sure you select, “Literature,”). If we run out just place your name on the sign-up list or contact the church office.
Lastly, we are asking forty members to submit a prayer/devotion that coincides with the topic for that week. There is no limit, and we will share whatever we get. We will begin posting those next Monday, February 15th so you are welcome to submit those anytime on Sundays theme of, “Growing Up in Prayer.” Take a look at the preaching schedule below and see if one week grabs your attention. If you’re doing the book study you will notice the weeks are a little different – feel free to share a prayer/devotion from that study too!
Preaching Schedule for 40 Days of Prayer
Week One (2/7) – Growing Up in Prayer
Week Two (2/21) – A Child’s Guide to Prayer
Week Three (2/28) – The Touch of God’s Voice in Prayer
Week Four (3/7) – The Prayer of Surrender
Week Five (3/14) – The Beauty & Grace of Time Well Spent in Prayer
Week 6 (3/21) – How to Pray for Healing & Restoration
Week 7 (3/28) – Finishing Strong Through Powerful Prayer
Have a devotion or prayer to submit? You can drop it by the church office Monday – Thursday, place it in the dropbox outside the office door, or email Blaine at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing them all!
What is your church doing to stop the spread during worship services?
We currently are practicing social distancing at all times and at all events, indoor or outdoor. We are blessed with several spacious options to host gatherings and classes. Masks are encouraged but not required unless 6ft distancing is not possible. Here you will find some of the efforts we are making to responsibly worship in person: there are sanitizing stations at each main entry and there is no passed offering plate (drop in, mail in, or online giving all available), we are requesting that only families and close friends sit together and we are staggering our exit by section to reduce crowding in doorways.
What are you recommending members do if they are exposed or have symptoms?
Quite simply we are following the CDC recommended guidelines for religious institutions and non-profits. A thorough explanation of those recommendations can be found at this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/faith-based.html.
If you are in quarantine and cannot go to school or work, we ask that you have the same approach to attending our in person services. We have readily made everything available online and while we know it isn’t the same, it will help bridge the gap until your 14 day waiting period is complete.
What happens if I attend a service and get sick?
Thanks to the GA Senate Bill 359, our church is not responsible for the spread of the virus on our facilities as we are doing our very best to practice all CDC recommended guidelines from hand washing, mask encouragement, sanitizing, social distancing, deep cleaning, etc. If you join us for worship you assume the risks associated with common infection and germ spread. We have signs posted at our main entry points. For a more thorough explanation of how this bill pertains to churches you can visit: https://christianindex.org/new-law-protects-churches-covid-19-liability/
At Colbert Baptist we are Christ centered and family focused but we are also mission minded. We have a missions team who volunteers countless hours to pray over, plan and prepare for all kinds of community outreach and fellowship. In the video below you’ll hear from four of our team leaders and our Missions Director as they explain the following: what ministry or para-church organization they oversee/coordinate, how often this ministry/outreach occurs, and how you can help. After watching the video be be sure to keep scrolling and check out the direct links to these ministries so you can be informed about their goals, visions, and stances. Each of the ministries featured in this video still actively served through the shutdown concerning COVID-19 in modified manners. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! We ask that you prayerfully consider joining in with one of these ministries by way of prayer, giving, or physical involvement. There is also an image for our school supply drive that kicks off this Sunday (7/12) and runs through the end of July!
CFBC Missions Efforts – Colbert Baptist Church, Colbert, Ga
LifeLine Children’s Services – Birmingham, AL
Broad River FCA – Colbert, Ga
Morningstar Children’s Home in Peru – Chiclayo, Peru
City of Hope, Athens – Athens, Ga
Good News Club – Colbert Elementary School, Colbert, Ga
Acceptance Recovery Center – Athens, Ga
Camp Maranatha – Danielsville, Ga