Navigating These Unprecedented Times
 
We care deeply for those who are affected by what is going on in our world and communities right now.  We are praying for God’s help and wisdom as we navigate through this time together.  This is where you can find the most up-to-date info about our Sunday Services and other details as we move forward. 
 
Sunday Morning Worship Services

Worship Services

  • We are currently having one service at 10:00 a.m.  We will also continue to live-stream the services for those who choose to worship with us from home.
  • We will be singing congregationally in the Sunday services.
  • Every other pew (row) will be closed to ensure 6-foot social distancing.
  • Overflow seating  with live-streaming will be available in the Fellowship Hall if needed.
  • Ushers will personally seat everyone before the service to ensure 6-foot social distancing, and they will dismiss by rows at the close of service.
  • Boxes for Tithes/Offerings have been mounted at the exits of the Sanctuary.
  • “Fellowship” time inside the church building will resume at a later time. Please feel free to visit at a safe distance outside after the service.
    Personal Protective Equipment and Hand Sanitizer:
  • All attenders are encouraged to bring and use their own personal masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc. These are recommended but not required. A limited supply of each will be available at the church on Sunday mornings.

Sunday School and Nursery

There will be no Sunday school classes or nursery at the current time.

Protecting the Most Vulnerable

  • The church leadership and church health team echo our Governor’s words in section 1 of her current public health proclamation: “I strongly encourage all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65, in all counties of the state to continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including their visits to businesses and other establishments and their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose.”
  • The pastor, ushers, worship team members, and tech team will take their temperature before service begins. The temps will be logged, on a sheet provided. Each will initial that: 1) they have not had any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus within the previous 14 days, 2) have not been within 6 feet of anyone who has a confirmed case of the COVID-19 over the previous 14 days.
  • All attenders are urged to remain home if any of the following is true:
      -You are feeling sick
      -You have a fever
      -You have experienced any of the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days-You have knowingly been within 6 feet of someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Our Sunday Services are being live streamed each week at www.facebook.com/brittfreechurch You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch this. The replays are also available there after the services have concluded. If you need help being able to connect with these online opportunities, you can scroll down further on this page under “Help With Technology”.
Audio recordings of the services are also available on our website www.brittfreechurch.com/podcasts/ 
 
Staying Connected
Our Church Leadership and Staff are here for you.  We are working on ways to help our church family stay connected and we encourage you to explore new ways to meet virtually during this time.  This will make it possible to continue growing together, encouraging one another and praying together.  Several of our Life Groups are meeting via Zoom and some AWANA clubbers and their listeners are using Zoom to be able to finish their books.  If you would like help with Zoom, you can contact our church office and we would be happy to help.  We also encourage you to connect through phone calls and by sending encouraging notes or cards.   
 
Pandemic Prayer Guide
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7zp7l6cpbsrnqn/Pandemic%20Prayer%20Guide%20Engage%20Family%20Ministries.pdf?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR3PjxUL9i2_inYIaf6PFqRUdPP-LdSzR9uCRlp2L8Nk4k_F3iLBUohTRrs  
 
How Can We Help?
We want to make sure that people have what they need.  If you have questions, prayer requests, or needs, please reach out to us.  
 
 

 Online Giving Option  (It’s simple)

Since we are unable to gather together right now, we need to have alternate ways for those who want to give tithes and offerings.
  • Go to brittfreechurch.com/give/ (on computer, tablet or phone)
  • OR go to the church website www.brittfreechurch.com and click on “Give” on the top menu. 
  • Once you are on our Giving Page, You should see the church logo and a place to enter       “Donation Amount”
  • You have the option to make the donation recurring if you so desire or leave it as a one-time gift.
  • You choose if you want to use a debit/credit card or bank account
  • Then fill in your information and hit “Submit”
    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at brittfreechurch@gmail.com and we will be happy to walk you through it.  
 
Help with Technology

 

Watching the Live Stream of our Sunday Service You can access this on our church’s Facebook Page – Britt Free Church  (on computer, tablet or phone) https://www.facebook.com/brittfreechurch/  You don’t need to have FB to access this page, just access to the internet.


Help for Watching on a Computer:

  • Once you are on the Britt Free Church Facebook page (explained above) you will see our church’s logo.  
  • In the column on the left below the logo, you will see “Videos” At the time the live stream is happening, it will say “Live” in red underneath “Videos”.  You can simply click on that and it should take you to the live stream.   
  • If you get to the page before the live stream begins, you may need to refresh the page to see the “Live” in red
  • If you get there after the live streaming is over, you can click on “Videos” as described above and it should take you to the recording of it. 

Help for Watching on Phone or Tablet:

  • Once you are on the Britt Free Church Facebook page (explained above) you will see our church’s logo and a sunset picture.  
  • Scroll down a little bit until you see a line with these headings across the screen “Home  About  Events… Videos”
  • Click on “Videos” and scroll down a little more and you will see the videos in the group  If you get stuck with this, reach out to us, we are very happy to help.

Please remember that this is new for all of us and we can give ourselves and others grace as we go forward together.