Coronavirus Update 5-23-20

Hey church!  I hope you are having a good Memorial Day weekend!  It is so nice outside.  So, after you watch this video, put your phone away and go outside!

I wanted to take a minute and give you a quick update.

First, we’ve seen the presidents statement from yesterday.

Second, we are reviewing the new CDC guidelines that were released along with the presidents comments at the press briefing, 

Third, for now, we will stay the course that we laid out late last week with livestream from the Parlor tomorrow.  We invite you to tune in on Facebook live or the radio at 10:45.

Fifth, we will be considering very carefully over the next few days if this may allow us to accelerate our reopening plan.  But, no one should expect to go directly back to pre-covid practices immediately. 

Finally, We would continue to ask for prayer as we seek to lead the church during these uncertain days. 

We love you.  We miss you.  We can’t wait til we can be together again.  Until then, please pray and PLEASE take advantage of every opportunity to worship and serve the Lord that comes your way.

Have a great weekend!


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Our Plan to Resume Gathering

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Welcome to First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, Illinois! We are a Southern Baptist church located in Southeastern Illinois near the beautiful Shawnee National Forest. Organized in 1868, we celebrated our 150th anniversary in February 2018!

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