WELCOME HOME

Updated: March 15, 2021

Thanks for visiting FirstBaptistJackson.org to find out how you can make a home at FBJ. We are honored you would take the time out of your schedule to join us, so we want to make your experience the best it can be. We have services each Sunday morning at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Both are streamed live on our platforms listed below and are a great way to check things out before you arrive.

 

WATCH OUR SERVICES

Because of COVID protocols, we have made the following adjustments to allow for in-person worship.

  • Our services will be limited in attendance to 50% capacity.
  • Childcare is available for children from birth through 3 years old at the 10:30 am service.

Prior to arriving 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 anyone in the 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 is available around the First Baptist Jackson (FBJ) campus on College Street, State Street, President, North, and Mississippi Streets. Look for the blue “Welcome Home” banners to indicate FBJ parking lots. Please note that due to the weather, some of the lots may be closed.
  • Parking is available and recommended in the Christian Life Center parking garage.
  • If you are a guest, there is designated parking for you located at the CLC parking lot on North Street. Look for the Green signs at North and Mississippi Streets to direct you to reserved parking.

ENTRANCES

  • Entrances on State Street will be open for those needing handicapped accessible entrances.
  • The primary entrances to the campus on Sundays are State Street and the Christian Life Center.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entrances.
  • Masks are required while in the building.
  • To get to the sanctuary, you can access the Sanctuary from the Christian Life Center using the Skywalk on the 2nd level, or entering through State Street and taking the stairs or elevators to the second level.
  • Seating will be available and marked for appropriate social distancing on the main level and balconies.
  • Ushers will assist you in finding open pews for your family and seats that will be socially distant from others.
  1. Are reservations needed?
    No, reservations are not needed.
  2. What will be the differences in the two services?
    The two services will be identical. For safety, congregational singing will be minimal.
  3. Are any Growth Groups meeting on campus on Sunday mornings?
    Growth Groups (Sunday School, Bible studies, etc.) are meeting on campus at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. We also have an online group. Check with your group leader or FirstBaptistJackson.org for information about your group. If you are looking for a group, text “FBJGROUPS” to 94000, and we will help you get connected.
  4. Are masks required?
    To help keep everyone safe and minimally exposed, masks are required while in the building. Masks will be available at entrances if you forgot yours.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 are not available for use.