April 2, 2020
Dear Bayside Family & Friends,
We are just a little over a week away from Resurrection Sunday. While this Easter may look different from the celebrations of previous years, we still have so much to celebrate! God is still on the throne and He is sovereign over every single thing that occurs in the world around us.
The most recent order from our state government has instructed everyone who is able to stay home to limit their exposure to and the spread of COVID-19. In order to adhere to that direction, we have made decisions this week regarding several scheduled events in the coming weeks.
Worship Services – We will continue to stream the services online through the end of April at www.baysidebaptist.org or Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday as well as Studies in Revelation on the church website on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Small Group Bible Studies – We will continue to stream the adult studies on Facebook Live each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
EASTER at Bayside – While we are unable to worship together in person, we will still be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 12, and are planning to have an even greater celebration when we are all able to come back and worship together.
Musicals – We are so blessed to have very active Children and Student choirs that prepare for months to share musicals with our church family and community. Both WALK and PrayZChoir musicals have been postponed and further details will be available in the coming weeks.
Golf Fellowship – We have made the decision to cancel the spring fellowship and will look forward to seeing everyone at the next event in the fall.
Mission Trips – We have made the decision to cancel the Malta/Austria trip. The New Mexico trip will be rescheduled to a date later in the fall. Please contact Chris Coats if you were planning to be a part of either of these teams.
Vacation Bible School – At this time we are still planning to have VBS the week of June 8-12. If you would like to help, please contact Amy or LaDonna.
We are praying that you are drawing closer to the Lord during this season. In addition to weekly worship and the adult bible study on Sunday, be sure to check out the children’s lessons each week on the church website, Facebook, and Instagram -AND- student ministry studies on Wednesday nights and a study on Judges that can be done at any time. Contact the church office if you have questions about any of these study options.
The church office remains open to help meet the needs of our church family and our community. Thank you for all the food that you have donated this week. We have been able to help several families in the Highway 58 area as well as partnering with other churches in Chattanooga to provide for the needs in other communities. Please continue to bring donations to the drive thru entrance and place it in the available bins or contact the church office to request a pick-up from your porch.
We love you and are so thankful to be able to serve the Lord together!
In His Service,
Your Bayside Baptist Church Staff