COVID 19 Updates

Services

Sunday School 9:45AM Sunday Service 11:00AM Wednesday Service 6:00PM

3/29/2020

Dear Church Family,

Tomorrow will be our second week of having a virtual Sunday due to the Corona Virus.

SERMON

The sermon will be available Sunday here under the sermons tab.

It is entitled "How Clean is Your Temple?" John 2:12-25. While watching the message please SUBSCRIBE to the Overgaard Baptist YouTube Channel.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Virtual Sunday School Live will be at 10:00AM on Zoom

Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM Arizona

How do I join Zoom Sunday School? On 3/28/2020 a church wide email was sent out with a link, password and instructions. If you do not receive church emails you will need to contact the church office and update your information at 928.535.4483 or you can also do so through the Contact US Tab at the top of this page. Another option is also sending us a PM on the church FaceBook page. Please let us know we want to keep you connected. Unfortunately because of internet security reasons we cannot post the Zoom information directly on this page.

GIVING

You can give to both the General Offering and to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering here on this website under the Give tag at the top of the page.

Because of Him,Pastor Eric Wood

FSBC, Overgaard

928-535-4483

PO Box 84

Overgaard, AZ 85933

March 25th, 2020

Dear Church Family,

I want to keep you informed about church activities, but I don't want to add to all of the noise out there, so I will only try and contact you when necessary. First and foremost, I wanted to let you know that the church has online, electronic giving available. The "GIVE" button is located at the top left corner of the church's website (Below is a screenshot of our home page). When you press the "GIVE" button it will redirect you to a page that shows the different giving options. If you choose to give electronically, there is a drop down menu that will allow you to select between giving to the "GENERAL FUND" or giving to the "ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING". The church is in good financial shape at the moment, but we need your continued financial stewardship to continue to meet our financial obligations and to continue to support our mission efforts. Also check out the sermons tab above for weekly up to date Sunday Sermons.

Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, We will be meeting together online at our normal Wednesday time of 6PM. You will need to contact the office at 928.535.4483 or check your email sent on 3/24/20 for the password and member meeting ID to join the Zoom meeting. Unfortunately we cannot just post this information on the website because of internet safety reasons.

Just a reminder that while you are in a ZOOM meeting, everyone in attendance can potentially see what you are doing and hear what is being said in the room you are in.

I want to thank you for your many ideas to help the church stay on mission and stay mobilized during this time. The deacons and myself will be meeting tonight to discuss these ideas.

Continue to pray for God's mercy regarding this current situation. I look forward to when we can gather together again.

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Because of Him,

Pastor Eric Woods

FSBC, Overgaard

928-535-4483

PO Box 84

Overgaard, AZ 85933

March 22nd, 2020

Dear Church Family,

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to give you all of the information for our online service this weekend and some tips for "going to church" at home.

WORSHIP SERVICE

The sermon will be posted to the church website at midnight tonight. Go to https://overgaardbaptist.org/sermons/ tomorrow and the sermon will be there. The title is "The First Miracle of Jesus" and is dated March 22. I want to encourage you while you are watching the sermon to "Like" and "Subscribe" to the "Overgaard Baptist" YouTube Channel. (The sermon is pre-recorded)

Here are a couple of tips for getting the most out of our online service:

1. Turn off all other distractions. There are not any sports taking place right now and the rest of TV is just pretty depressing.

2. Gather as a family and watch the sermon together.

3. Open your Bibles and follow along as you normally would.

4. Watch it at our normal Worship Service time of 11:00 AM to keep your normal schedule if you want to. The sermon can be watched at any time after midnight.

5. We did not record any hymns or music because there are copyright issues at hand. But I encourage you to listen to and sing along to your favorite worship songs. (I love my Keith and Kristen Getty channel on my Pandora Music App).

6. Discuss the sermon over a meal.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

I will have a live Sunday School session for adults (and kids if they want) on ZOOM at 10:00 AM (It would not let me schedule a meeting for 9:45AM). Just click on the below link to come to Sunday School at 10:00AM. (Please note: When you log into an online meeting, the camera and microphone on your electronic device are activated).

Topic: Sunday School
Time: Mar 22, 2020 10:00 AM Arizona

Join Zoom Meeting


GIVING

The leadership of the church has been discussing electronic giving options for several months now. The recent events surrounding COVID-19 has just increased the urgency. We now have electronic giving available. I understand that the current school closures and other work closures have effected many of you and your ability to give at this time. However, if you are able to give, and would like to utilize our electronic giving options we appreciate your stewardship.

To give, go to the church website giving page at: https://overgaardbaptist.org/give/

I appreciate your faithfulness during this time. I know this is an usual time in our country's history, but take peace knowing that God is sovereign over all.

Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change.

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Because of Him,Pastor Eric Woods

FSBC, Overgaard

928-535-4483

PO Box 84

Overgaard, AZ 85933

March 19th, 2020

Sunday's Sermon for 3/22/2020 will be available to you Sunday morning. You will find the sermon on this website under the tab at the top of the page titled Sermons. Also look for Virtual Bible Studies every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. We will have the Bible Study details right here on this page so you can join in.

March 17th, 2020

Dear Church Family,

I wanted to give you an update as to where we are as a church in regards to our COVID-19 Coronavirus response. As of right now, we are cancelling all gatherings this week, including tomorrows scheduled Membership Meeting and this weekend’s Sunday School and Worship gatherings, as requested by the CDC and President Donald Trump. David Johnson, the head of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention is encouraging churches to comply with the request at this time. Right now the cases of COVID-19 are doubling every 2-3 days and just this morning Navajo County confirmed its first case. We are taking this action, not out of fear, but out of civil obedience. It is wise for you to use standard precautions, hand washing, avoiding large crowds, staying in your own home or enjoying isolated outdoors. God is sovereign over all of this and we have not been given a spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” During this time, I would encourage you to pray for God’s mercy and stay in touch with one another. If you are elderly and homebound and have any needs please contact one of the deacons or myself. We are also expecting weather for the next couple of days, so be prepared.

I will be contacting you soon with information regarding virtual Bible Studies and this weekend’s Worship Service, which will be available online. We will be resuming our normal ministry calendar as soon as is practical. Also we will be updating the events page daily to keep you as updated as possible on current church events.

We praise God for the hope and the promise of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the great salvation that comes only through Him.

Because of Him,

Pastor Eric Woods

First Southern Baptist Church of Overgaard

PO Box 84, Overgaard, AZ 85933

P: 928-535-4483 F:928-535-6599

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