Updated: May 21, 2021
Church Family and Friends,
Welcome back to church!
That statement might seem a bit odd because, as you know, we have had church every week online since the second Sunday of March 2020. Yet, there is just something powerful and amazing about meeting together as the church! Especially when it's been many months since we met together in our Sanctuary!
This past year has been quite trying, to say the least for all of us. For myself and the staff here at The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church, this building has felt quite empty every time we walk through it. We have missed the sounds of praise reverberating in the Sanctuary. We have also missed the voices of our children, youth, and adults as we fellowship and worship together.
As stated in our church-wide conference call on Thursday, May 20, 2021, we will reopen the church for in-person worship services on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The plan that we have developed is intended to present a safe and measured reopening of the church facilities and has been structured to align with the CDC Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People and Executive Orders 34, 35 & 36 issued by Governor Greg Abbott.
Important Information about the reopening:
- Only one (1) Worship Service will be held at 9:00 a.m.
- Temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing will not be required. However, we encourage all to practice safety protocols that are most comfortable for them and their families.
- For those that choose to continue to worship virtually, the service will be Live Streamed at 9:00 a.m. both on our website and on our Facebook page.
- Sunday School, Wednesday Night Breakthrough, and Prayer Meetings will remain virtual until further notice.
- Sunday School time will be moved to 11:00 a.m.
For complete details of our Re-Opening Plan, please click here.
As we gather again, I encourage you to be a person full of grace. There are many different beliefs (and perhaps convictions) about the “way things should be,” yet remember the essential thing is that we draw closer to Christ than ever before. To be filled with grace in this context would mean that we refrain from being critical of others because their thought process is different than ours. Some aren't ready to return to in-person worship, and that's just fine!
We will do our absolute best to make sure we are in a safe, yet welcoming environment both for people AND the presence of God!
Thank you for giving your leadership an extra dose of grace during this time as well.
We are excited to have you back! So again… Welcome back to church!
Blessings in Christ,
Dr. Howard E. Anderson, Sr.