A Video Update from Pastor Landon (5/12)
An Update From Pastor Landon (Updated 5/12)
We continue to listen to health experts and government officials. We continue to pray and discern together how to re-gather for worship that is both safe and meaningful. At this time, we have decided to continue online worship for the month of May. Leadership has begun to plan for the time when we can gather again for worship. We will communicate future plans toward the end of May. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.
In this unprecedented season of being the Church, I am thankful, encouraged, and proud to be a part of this community. You have participated in worship, Bible study, and mission. In wonderful ways, we have continued to be the church to one another and to the community. I want to share just a few of the things you have been doing:
Sunday Online Worship
Bible study through online platforms: Thursday Bible Study & Sunday School classes are meeting.
Our children and youth are meeting online as well
Our college & career young adults meet online each week
Our high school seniors received yard signs
Stephen’s Ministers continue to meet, train, and care for people
Meals were sent to health care workers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Our Children created prayers and air hugs to send to health care workers in our community and around the country
Deacons are caring for people weekly
Know that I am praying for you in this season. I am praying that we would be one, so that the world would see and experience the God of the universe.
A Letter From Pastor Landon Regarding Cancellations (Updated 3/25)
We continue to live in a season of uncertainty. As followers of Jesus, we are called to live in this season of uncertainty without anxiety and fear. I know that living this way isn’t easy. It is something that requires dependence upon God’s Spirit. While I wish I could offer you certainty in regard to our future gatherings, I am unable to do so at this time. Schools have been closed through the month of April and at this time it seems we would be wise to follow that precedent. We will continue to do everything we can to offer a meaningful time of worship on Sunday mornings. We will also be creative in the way we think about discipleship and mission in the coming weeks. And we will continue to stay connected in this time of distancing. I am so thankful for the spirit of this community. It has been a spirit of unity, which is the same spirit Paul asks of many of the New Testament Churches. It is a privilege to be your pastor in this season and I am thankful for God’s calling to this place in this time. While I do not wish to dwell in this season, and I am burdened by all that is happening in our world, I am hopeful for the new thing God will do, and perhaps is already doing.
A Letter From Pastor Landon Regarding Cancellations (Updated 3/18)
In light of the updates about the COVID-19 virus from government officials and health professionals, BCOB will not gather for any activity through April 1. We want to continue being a responsible community who will do our part to help prevent the spread of this disease.
Alternative Worship Plans: We will continue to worship via live stream on the BCOB Facebook page (facebook.com/bcob.sc). You can log on to Facebook shortly before 11am and find the live stream video. You do not have to have Facebook to view the live Stream. This week we will send out worship guides so you might be able to engage more fully. We will also have the video available on our website on Monday.
There are several ways we can respond as “Kingdom Agents” in a time like this:
- Pray. Pray for those who have lost loved ones around the world and pray that Jesus would heal people who are sick. Pray for the health care professionals who are working tirelessly to provide care. Pray for our church as we seek to love generously and seek the wellbeing of our community.
- Be neighborly. How might your neighbors need your help. Continue to check in on them; take a minute to call, text, or knock on their door (to see if they need anything. Share some toilet paper. Offer to go to the grocery store for them. Offer to pick up medicine. Pray with them. Consider their childcare needs and if you are available consider watching their kids for them.
- Give. Please continue to support the ministry of the church financially. Your financial generosity is used by God to support our work together, our staff, our mission work in the community, our building, and so much more. Click here to give online.
If you are in need of assistance during this time, please reach out to the church office (843) 524-3139 during weekday office hours or Jeff Pethel, Minister on Call (843)-592-8319. We will do all we can to care for one another during this season.
“Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. Talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. Know that the peace of God will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.” (Philippians 4:6-7 The Voice)