We are committed to Jesus, as revealed in the Bible, trusting in Him alone
for salvation, obeying Him by putting into practice His expectations of us, and
experiencing the joy and peace that comes only from Him.
- Sep 6 Sunday morning services will be moved back inside again this week per the governor's guidance. 9 a.m.! Sunday evening discipleship is still discontinued for now
- Sundays Weekly worship service (9 a.m.)
- Sundays September 3, 2020 This letter has been modified and is published for your reference. If you would like to get on our distribution list, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dear Broadway Loved Ones,
This letter is intended to give you some information and guidance pertaining to the Corona Virus policies & procedures pertaining to Broadway Baptist Church. As of September 6, we will move our services back INSIDE at 9 a.m.. Sunday evening discipleship will resume in some form soon.
The San Diego County Public Health Office has issued guidance prohibiting all public or private large gatherings. “Large gatherings” means more than 250 people in the same room or venue. For small churches that translates to 25 percent of meeting room capacity, which translates to our auditorium and sound room total capacity is 29 people. We intend to comply and cooperate with the guidance given by our civic leaders and health officials. Community safety, and in this case, the safety of the folks at Broadway is most important.
Attendance. If you are not feeling well, no matter what the illness might be (cold, flu, etc.), please do not attend services—or go anywhere else for that matter. If you have underlying at-risk factors, definitely consider limiting your risk of exposure (including church attendance), be alert to developing symptoms, and see a doctor if you manifest the symptoms of the Corona virus. Underlying risk factors include: elderly (over 70), diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, cancer, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency, and tobacco smoking. The younger the patients are, the less severe their symptoms. Some young people experience only mild cold symptoms. Everyone should observe what’s being called “social distancing,” which includes avoiding going out whenever possible to standing back a few feet if possible when around other people. The designated distance is 6 feet. Wear a mask. As best we can ascertain after all this time is that the mask does not definitively protect you, but it does seem to help. No matter your risk factor, we encourage your personal safety decisions to lean toward caution.
Doors and surfaces. When you arrive we intend for the doors to be open or have someone to open them for you. We intend to sanitize all door handles and surfaces for every gathering. Still, play it safe and do not assume any surface in any public place is disinfected. That's everywhere, always.
Shaking hands, hugging & greeting. Until this season of sickness is behind us, please simply greet and speak to one another with a smile and kind words without shaking hands, hugging, or otherwise touching. Be mindful of one another’s personal space and don’t breathe in other people’s faces.
Hand washing. Feel free to wash your hands as often as necessary while on the property. There are hand sanitizer bottles in the foyers. Remember that thorough hand-washing is more effective than hand sanitizer.
Coughing and sneezing. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. There are Kleenex tissues on the premises, but we recommend you bring your own, too.
Offering. An offering box is in the foyer so that handling offering plates will not be necessary. If you choose to stay away, you may consider mailing your offering check to the church office. Some folks already do so when they are away.
Refreshments: Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks will not be served. We recommend you bring your own drinks or better, refrain.
Services online. We hope to put an audio version of at least our sermon and announcements online very soon, both on the church website and on youtube.
Broadway guidance: This guidance will continue to be updated periodically and each will be dated so that you can more easily see what is new in the update. This guidance is the date of this letter, September 3, 2020. We intend to keep you informed on:
1. the church web site www.broadwayescondido.org,
2. the facebook page Broadway Baptist Church of Escondido, CA,
3. by e-mail if you are already on the distribution. Update us if you have never received a “Dear Broadway Loved Ones” from Brother Jack. This is the one Jack recommends.
The church phone number is 760-746-0421.
Most important: Trust in the Lord! Read your Bible; let God speak to you through His Word. Ps 73:25-26 “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” Pray for one another. Stay in touch with one another. Love one another. This is an opportunity for each of us to show some Christian care and compassion to our neighbors in the name of Jesus.
Live your every minute in the coming days for the glory of our Lord!
Your Brother Jack
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love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19