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Updated: June 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our three worship services at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. As you might imagine, there are a number of safety precautions that will need to be put in place, so we may be asking you to do some things that seem a little out of the ordinary.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Our summer schedule will include three morning services on campus:

  • 8:00 a.m., reserved for those who are 65 years old or older, and for those with underlying medical conditions that may make them more vulnerable when around others.
  • 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

If you are more comfortable worshiping from home at this time, we will continue to have services online:

SAVE A SEAT FOR WORSHIP

  • Please register you and your family to attend the service of your choice. Registration will open at the link above each Monday at 8:00 a.m. for the following Sunday, and will close on Saturday at 10:00 p.m., or when capacity is reached.
  • If you need assistance with registering, please call the church office at 601-949-1900.
  • Limited childcare by reservation for birth through three years old will be available at the 9:30 a.m. service only. Registration for childcare is separate your registration for the service; please visit FirstBaptistJackson.org/preschool for details and registration.

Prior to registering for a service, please ask the following questions about everyone in your group:

  • Is anyone showing any flu-like symptoms?
  • Has anyone had a fever of 99° or higher in the past 14 days?
  • Has anyone been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Are there any medical reason why I believe anyone in my group shouldn’t be around others?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to worship with us online.

PARKING

  • Parking will be available in the College Street and State Street parking lots, and on College and President Streets.
  • Parking will also be available in the Christian Life Center lot and garage if needed.
  • The parking lots on the east side of North Street and at the Baptist Building (Mississippi Street) will be closed.

ENTRANCES

  • All entrances on College Street and President Street will be open. Those needing accessible entrances are encouraged to use these entrances.
  • The State Street and Christian Life Center entrances will also be open if needed.
  • Mississippi Street entrances will not be open.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entrances.
  • Only entrances from the second-floor atrium and College Street entrance will be open.
  • Doors to the sanctuary will open at 7:30 a.m. for the 8:00 a.m. service, and 15 minutes before the other two services. Please wait outside, socially distanced from others, until that time.
  • Seating will be available and marked for appropriate social distancing on the main level. The balconies and loges will be closed.
  • Ushers will assist you in finding open pews for your family and seats that will be socially distant from others.
  1. Will my seats be reserved?
    All seating is general admission. Ushers will be available to help you find an open pew for your family that is social distanced from others. This may mean sitting in a different place than you usually do. In addition to sitting with your family, you may sit with any other people who rode to church with you.
  2. Can I come to a service if I don’t have a reservation?
    Walk-ins will be welcome in the service if seating is still available.
  3. What if I’m unable to attend after I make a reservation?
    If you need to change the service you are attending or will not be able to attend, please contact the church office at 601-949-1900 so we can update availability information.
  4. What will be the differences in the three services?
    The three services will be identical, each approximately 45 minutes long. For safety and to minimize possible spread, congregational singing will be minimal.

  5. Are any Growth Groups meeting on campus on Sunday mornings?
    At this time, we will not have Growth Groups (Sunday School, Bible studies, etc.) on campus. We encourage classes to find a time to continue meeting online or in homes. Check with your group leader or FirstBaptistJackson.org for information about your group.
  6. Are masks required?
    To help keep everyone safe and minimally exposed, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. Some masks will be available at entrances if you didn’t bring yours.
  7. Is the Sanctuary being cleaned between services?
    Yes, we will have a team cleaning the sanctuary between services. Restrooms and other high-touch surfaces will also be regularly cleaned throughout the morning.
  8. What other measures are being taken to keep contact to a minimum?
    We will not have printed worship guides or other paper items available, and hymnals, Bibles, and connect cards are being removed from the pews. You will be able to access the worship guide and connect card in the FBJ App.

    Specific restrooms will be designated for use, with a limited number of people entering at any time. Water fountains will not be available for use.