Our Activities at Present -- CoVid 19 Impact/Changes

                         Current information for CFBC:  

Each week we follow the current information on Covid-19 outbreaks and continue to see the
rising numbers, especially here in the Alleghany Highlands.  Most everyone knows of someone
who has been infected with this virulent virus or personally has battled it--and sadly we may all
know those who have lost the battle against this disease. For all of those reasons, CFBC will
remain in worship and gathering online, via Zoom.  We are thankful that in this way we can still
connect, share concerns, pray, and hear God's word.  We welcome all who would like to join
with us!  It is our prayer that everyone remain safe, and when we see it safe to once again join
in person, we will.

If you would like to join us online, just call the church office (540-862-7481) and leave a
message with your email address or email us at office@cfbaptist.com and a link will be provided
to you.  

We are praying for healing in our nation and in each other as we move through these first weeks
of 2021. With great hope, we look toward a time when we will once again be joining in worship
and gathering together to give praise give to our God and to seek His guidance as a church
family.  

When we are able to join together again for worship, remember the following guidelines:

•        We will practice social distancing at all times. If you are not in regular contact with an
individual you may see at worship, please respect a 6’ separation from that person.
•         Seating in the sanctuary is marked in such a way as to allow us to assemble together
while being considerate of the responsibilities we have for each other’s safety.
•        We will wear masks or face coverings in accordance with Virginia governmental
guidelines. This is yet another way we can honor our responsibility for each other’s  
safety.
•        We encourage frequent hand washing or the use of hand sanitizer and have placed
stations at each entrance of the church and in the sanctuary equipped with hand
sanitizer, masks, gloves, and sanitizing wipes for you to use in church.

When we do meet together again, we will continue to use the following temporary arrangements:

•        We will use a limited number of doors to enter and exit the building. The rear alley
door, the door at the handicap ramp in front, and the left front door will be unlocked.
We will not use the kitchen door, the middle front door, nor the door to the educational
building.
•        Access to all stairs and the King Memorial will be restricted.
•        Collection boxes will be located in the back and in the front of the sanctuary to receive
your tithes and offerings. We will not be passing a collection plate during Step 1.
•        When we observe communion, we will have the bread individually wrapped and the
juice in single serving containers available to be picked up as you enter the sanctuary.
•        Choir, fellowship dinners, handshakes, and hugs are also temporarily suspended.

As we travel this challenging road, know that we will continue to supply Sunday worship video,
phone tree devotions, personal telephone calls to the membership, and Sunday School via
Zoom video conferencing.

God is with us.
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                        Holding to Faith and Promise     

These days seem so full of concern and worry--as well as vivid actions of those who
most surely have no direction of respect or compassion or truth. As we watched the
images of our Capitol overrun by insurgents bent on destruction and desecration, it
may be difficult to trust in a hope for healing and restoration of the nation.  We are
called, though, to rely not on the power of man but on the presence and guidance of
God to lead us in a right path.  He promises us that he hears our prayers and knows
our hearts--all of our hearts.  Philippians 4:6 tells us to "Be careful for nothing; but
in
everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be
made known unto God."  We can rely on that direction when all else is in chaos. We
can pray and give thanks that God hears our prayers and knows what we need.

Join us as we seek God's grace and guidance. Pray for this nation, our state, and
each of our communities in this time of great challenge.  

God is with us--He always has been and always will be.  Rest in that truth and in His
presence.

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Clifton Forge Baptist Church
511 McCormick Blvd. Clifton Forge, VA 24422
540.862.7481

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Clifton Forge Baptist Church!


Our Hope and Prayer
is for our Community
and Church family to be
in God's will, guidance, and joy.



"Pray without ceasing."  I Thessalonians 5:17

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