BBCC Update – March 20, 2020
Online giving is now available in the giving tab on this website. If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact Jeff Miller. You can also donate to BBCC by mailing checks to the church.
Until further notice, the small group on Wednesdays, small group on Sundays, Men’s Bible Study, Women’s Fellowship, Young Adult Hangout, and youth groups are not meeting in-person. There is an online women’s Bible study, and you can contact Jessica Miller (208-290-2406) if you’d like to join it. We also encourage you to participate in the discussions in the new BBCC Discussion Group.
The Brown County schools are in need of locations where small groups of students who don’t have internet access in their homes can go to complete their e-learning assignments. Would you be willing to volunteer your time to be at the church at certain times during the week to allow students to use the church’s facilities and internet connection? If you would be willing to help out, please contact Jeff Miller soon (319-471-1279).
The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Red Cross employees already follow thorough safety protocols to help prevent the spread of any type of infection. If you are willing to donate blood at Parkview Church of the Nazarene (1750 State Rd 46, Nashville, IN) on Wednesday, March 25 between 2:00 and 7:00, you must make an appointment in advance. You can schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or by visiting the Red Cross website.
BBCC Update - March 16, 2020
For at least the rest of March, we won't be meeting in person on Sunday mornings for worship, but we will instead post a sermon on our website and encourage fellowship on the BBCC Discussion Group.
The prayer meeting on March 16 is canceled, and cancellation is currently being considered for the other small groups and events at the church. For the most up-to-date information about any groups you are a part of, contact the leader of your group. Contact Jessica Miller (208-290-2406) if you are interested in joining the current women's inductive Bible study that is taking place through the internet in a Facebook group.
If you are in need of any basic supplies or financial assistance, or if you are in an at-risk group and shouldn't leave your home, please contact either Jeff Miller (319-471-1279) or Jessica Miller (208-290-2406). We can help arrange for volunteers to shop for you or run important errands for you, or we can help you learn how to order things online or from the Walmart Store Pickup. If there are important items you need that the stores are out of, such as toilet paper or certain cleaning supplies, let us know and we will help find you some.
Also, if you would be willing to shop or run errands for those who are at-risk and shouldn't go out in public, or if you have extra supplies that are currently hard to find in stores that you would be willing to give away if someone needs it, contact Jeff or Jessica to let them know.
BBCC Coronavirus Update – March 14, 2020
BBCC’s worship service on March 15 is canceled. Instead, we will post a sermon on the church website. We are also looking into other forms of online ministry at this time.
The Indiana State Department of Health is strongly recommending that any non-essential gathering should be canceled or postponed unless it’s under 250 people and the venue allows for social distancing of six feet per person (https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/files/031220_GatheringGuidanceFINAL.pdf). Though we don’t expect 250 people, our small sanctuary and tight hallways would make it virtually impossible for us to keep six feet of space from each other.
Like we said in our previous announcement, if we have Christ, we have no reason to fear anything in this world, even death. However, in our effort to carry out our mission and show love to one another in the name of Christ, we feel that it is wise to heed the recommendations of our government and refrain from activities that could harm other people by potentially spreading a deadly virus to others in our congregation, community, and beyond.
More updates will be posted here as we figure out which small group meetings will be canceled and which ones will continue with the government’s recommended precautions in place. We will also send out a text to everyone on the BBCC text list any time we post a new update. If you would like to be added to BBCC’s text list, simply either CLICK HERE or send a text to 81010 with the message: @bbccinfo
Even though we may not see each other in person as much during this time, we encourage you to take time to spend with the Lord individually, and reach out to each other by phone, email, etc. As always, if you have any prayer requests or desire counseling or are in need of any supplies or assistance, please contact either Jeff Miller (319-471-1279) or Jessica Miller (208-290-2406).