By popular demand, we have created a Lenten Photo-a-Day Challenge!
Sarah Matos and Pastor Mark (mostly Sarah) came up with the words for each day based upon scripture and traditional Lenten words & symbols. To participate, all you have to do is find a picture that you think/feel reflects, interprets and/or coincides with the “word” of the day and then post it on the church’s Facebook group page: Oly First Baptist (Community)
No explanations are needed for what you post. The only thing we ask is to stay away from making “political” statements through your visuals.
If you have questions about that, please talk to Pastor Mark, for clarification! Our focus is on God’s Reign & Kingdom.
Update as of 11-7-20:
At this time, we are still working to resolve issues with the boiler. Once that is completed an in-person service will be scheduled.
When in-person service resumes, until and only when we are at Phase 4 as a County, there will be no Sunday School, no mingling in the Narthex and no coffee/fellowship time after the service. We look forward to resuming these other activities in the future, until then we will follow all guidelines set forth from the CDC and the Governor’s office.
According the current guidelines, we are limited to 50 worshippers, plus support staff.
You will need to call/email the church office by Thursday of the week you want to attend to reserve a spot in the sanctuary for worship.
We will maintain a weekly list and a permanent list.
If you plan to attend every week, ask to be on the “permanent” list and you will not have to call each week. Also, if you cannot attend after making a reservation, please let us know ASAP, so someone else can take your place. This is not ideal, but it is the best way for us, currently.
In preparation for our reopening, the Church will have been professionally sanitized and most items (not nailed down) will have been removed from the sanctuary, such as Bibles, hymnals, pencils and no bulletins will be distributed. HOWEVER, you are encouraged to bring your own bible and a copy of the order of service, which you can print off beforehand.
To ensure everyone’s safety we have set the following guidelines and/or practices:
For the time being, we are limiting entry points to:
At each door there will be a designated greeter to offer hand sanitizer and make sure you are wearing a mask (masks will be provided if you don’t have one).
The greeter will also ask the following 3 questions:
(If ANY of these questions apply to you, please stay home for your protection and the protection of others)
*** NO one will be allowed to enter the building who answers positive to ANY of these questions ***
For those who are not comfortable being here in person, we will continue broadcasting and streaming live on Facebook Live as well as posting services on the church website. Details on how to access worship through Facebook are provided below.
To access the service, follow these steps:
Screenshots below for reference.
See you at church!