(March 19, 2020)
Your church leaders and I continue to monitor the reports from the CDC and our local, state, and national governments, and are prayerfully considering each suggestion as it relates to our church family and our community. We strive to be leaders who cling to the wisdom of God in such a unique and trying time and we seek to honor Him with every decision we make. With that said, we are implementing the following plan of action as it relates to our ministry at Sneedville First Baptist Church.
All gatherings on campus are suspended through the remainder of this month, including our Sunday morning worship at 11am. We will re-evaluate the current health situation at that time to see if we can resume our on- campus worship gatherings on April 5, 2020.
During the next two weeks, make plans to join us each Sunday morning at 11am for online worship. We have a media team in place that has been working around the clock to provide this opportunity for such a time as this.
You can join us online each Sunday morning at 11am on our church Facebook page or by logging onto our church website, www.sneedvillefirst.org.
All on-campus activities and events are suspended through April 5, 2020.
How Do We Plan to Minister to our Community?
Beginning Monday, March 23, SFBC will be providing a free lunch to all Hancock County students throughout the county. This ministry will last from March 23-March 27.
We are also making preparation to serve our elderly, shut-ins, and other high-risk individuals throughout our community during this time of uncertainty. We have individuals in place to provide resources and other needed items should anyone need them in the days and weeks to come.
We are also exploring other methods and means of service over the next several weeks and will continue to update our church family of opportunities that will present themselves in the coming days.
The Importance of Giving
The history of giving at SFBC is amazing. I’m so inspired by your faithfulness to give through our church to reach our community and the world with the Gospel!
Your giving during this unprecedented time will strengthen our church to minister to our own community and beyond. Even as we go through the global pandemic of COVID-19, we know that eternity is at stake and the Gospel of Jesus is our only hope. You can give your tithes and additional financial contributions online at www.sneedvillefirst.org/online-giving (click on the "give online now" link) or you can find a link to online giving on our church website.
Additionally, if you prefer to mail your tithes/offerings to the church you can do so by mailing them to: P.O. Box 757 Sneedville, TN. 37869
How to Help?
Your church leaders and I are diligently working on a system to help meet the needs of our community while abiding by the latest updates provided by the CDC and other local, state, and national governments. Please stay tuned for more information as this situation is ever changing.
Remember, you can always see the most important information by visiting our website at or on our church Facebook page. We will also be utilizing the Remind Messaging system to inform you of needs when they arise.
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31
Thank you for being so flexible and supportive during this unprecedented time. Our faith is in God. We know He will provide for us every step of the way. He is faithful, dependable, and reliable. One day we will look back on this moment – and with unity and love – we will celebrate God’s goodness and faithfulness.
In the meantime, let’s determine to love and serve like before as there has never been a greater time for the church to be “the church” than now. Lastly, pray. Pray for our leaders, our medical workers, and those currently impacted by COVID-19. Pray for physical healing and most of all, spiritual healing in the days to come.
All for Him,