Newsletter – April 5, 2020

Serving during COVID 19

We recognize that many in our church family have been finding unique ways to serve and care for one another. This has been a joy to see and a joy to receive the acts of love performed by Christ’s saints. We would encourage you to continue to consider how we can continue to challenge one another to “love and good works” during these interesting days. In addition to your spontaneous works for God’s glory, here are some additional opportunities where you could serve the Lord in the days ahead.

Transportation for Cancer Patients

As many of you know, Travis (one of our members) works at a cancer therapy center in Flint. Due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus transportation options for cancer patients has been difficult to find. One such patient is in need of transportation from Lapeer to the Proton Therapy Center in Flint. Proton Therapy is located at 4100 Beecher Rd., Flint, Mi 48532. If you are able and willing to drive this patient to her appointments, your help would be a tremendous blessing to her in her hour of need. You can sign-up at SignupGenius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4cada629a4fc1-transportation
 
We have also had a few individuals offer to help cover the cost of gas for those who are driving. If you would like to help but need assistance with fuel costs, please contact Pastor Jonathan.

Giving Blood and Volunteer with the American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Volunteers Needed: Contact Colleen @ 810-513-0224

Give Blood: Schedule appointment @ redcrossblood.org
 

Volunteer with Carriage Town Ministries

Carriage Town Ministies is in need of volunteers for their Health Screen Clinic

Contact Tamela Rigg at Trigg@carriagetown.org
 

Participation in the Celebration of Easter Sunday

This Easter Sunday we will likely celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection in a way unlike any other time we have celebrated His Resurrection. While we may yearn to gather together physically we recognize that the Lord, in His providence, would have us to celebrate His resurrection differently this year. We would ask that you all participate with us through two unique opportunities to celebrate his resurrection. We would like to assemble two videos to share with our church family on Easter Sunday.

Video with Easter Memory

We would ask that each individual or family prepare a 30 second (or less) video sharing with us a memory about Easter or a significant thought you have had about the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. This can be recorded directly through the following website: https://flipgrid.com/29a2993c

Video with Reading of 1 Corinthians

We would also ask that each individual or family participate in reading a portion of 1 Corinthians 15. Allison will edited the audio and portions of the video together into a meaningful Scripture video that will express our joy over Jesus’ resurrection. For additional information and to signup please utilize the following signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4cada629a4fc1-easter2
 

Facebook Live Services and Zoom Meetings

Each Sunday at 10 am we will be hosting a Facebook live service on our church Facebook page (here: https://www.facebook.com/BethanyBaptistChurchGrandBlanc/). You should be able to access and view our Facebook Live stream with or without a Facebook account. While we recognize this will never serve as a substitute for our physical gatherings, we hope you will utilize this as an opportunity to continue to grow in the Lord.
 
If you keep an eye on our Facebook page you will also see that we are posting fairly regular gatherings through Zoom and other avenues. Two such avenues are listed are the following:

Tuesday Coffee, Check-In, and Devotional

On Tuesday morning grab a cup of coffee and join us as we share updates on our family and spend a few moment in the Lord’s word together. This will take place on Tuesday at 10am through Zo0m. Details and login information will be posted to our Facebook page on Monday.

Thursday Prayer Gathering

Thursday at 6:30 pm we will have an opportunity to gather for prayer as we look at all the Lord is doing through these unique days. We will gather through the Zo0m app. Again, details and login information will be posted to our Facebook page later this week.
 

Online Giving

Bethany’s Council of Elders would like to ask that our church family take a few moments to read the following letter related to our financial giving and ways in which you can give to our fellowship during these unusual days. (here: https://www.bbgb.org/covid-19-giving/). We trust you know that we continue to pray for you as we face these difficult days together.


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