We want to provide you with updates as we continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it impacts our local communities.
What the church is doing
Dear First Baptist Church Lawton-Fort Sill,
As you know, the situation we are all facing with the COVID-19 pandemic is ever evolving and very fluid. These are uncharted waters we navigate. We are learning, right alongside you, how to live in these times. We have been encouraged to take new steps to ensure the safety of our congregation, community, state, nation, and world. We have met together as the shepherds and staff of your church and feel the best course of action for us as a church body is to transition to online streaming services and our KSWO broadcast of our regular meeting times. While we won’t be assembling together for corporate worship for the time being, we will have ways to continue to connect as The Body of Christ through technology.
As always, we will have our Sunday morning corporate worship experience for your viewing in our local areas through KSWO. Additionally, we will be streaming a Sunday school lesson, our Sunday morning corporate worship service, and Sunday evening discipleship class online for you. We encourage your participation in these different services offered through a new avenue of connection.
We have set up a link on our church website, www.fbclawton.org/livestream, for this live-streaming service. You can watch the livestream feed from this location as well as other social media outlets.
While we have the right to assemble protected under our constitution; let’s keep in mind, we are taking these measures to protect the people of the church and community by respecting and adhering to the direction of our local, state, and federal officials. We will always lead with the Word of the Lord as our ultimate guide and source of wisdom.
Remember to continue giving and tithing. The Truth remains. God provides for which He requires of us. Ministry continues to carry on at First Baptist and we have a responsibility to follow through with all we have committed to in our neighborhoods and around the world through our tithes and regular offerings. We have multiple ways for you to be faithful in this way. We have an online giving link on our website (www.fbclawton.org/give), you can drop them in the mail, or even drop them off in our church office or drop box anytime.
We look forward to worshiping with you and your family, starting this Sunday, March 22, from the comfort of your home. Keep encouraging others and praying for healing from The Lord. Continue to be the church God has called us to be in Lawton, OK and surrounding areas.
Thank you for all you do, First Baptist Church!
We are blessed to serve you!
Use wisdom and stay home if you are sick and not attend worship or other church activities until you are symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours.What you can be doing
If you have high-risk health conditions, use discretion in attending worship services/gatherings.
How to stay informed from our church
Sign up for church updates from CCB, Church Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, or our church website. www.fbclawton.org @fbclawton
HOW YOU CAN PRAY
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
-As believers, we have the authority which Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and to pray for healing for those who have the Coronavirus.
– Pray for peace, calmness, freedom from fear, anxiety, and panic among individuals and communities.
– Pray we would be proactive in proclaiming the gospel and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Pray this event would be a catalyst for revival.
HOW YOU CAN LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
Take a moment and look around you. Who are those people in your life that may be thankful for a helping hand during this time? Offer to run errands for those who have high-risk health concerns or send a note of encouragement. The tendency is to go into a self-protective mode and isolate; however, we can show others that they are not alone. How the church loves well is important. Challenge yourself to encourage someone today. Sometimes, the most powerful thing we can do is reach out and let someone know we care.