CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

(COVID-19)

All FBCG facilities are currently closed to everyone.

As the First Baptist Church of Glenarden closely monitors the progress of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) throughout our nation and region, we are taking steps to prepare for any potential impact. We are praying for those who may be affected by the virus and for God’s protection over us all. Please partner with us in this prayer as well as in taking practical measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

For updates on our operating status, please visit this page regularly or call our Coronavirus hotline at 301-386-0301.

Updated: Monday, Aug. 3 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

OPERATING STATUS

Current Operating Status: Closed

Though many places around the country may be reopening, the First Baptist Church of Glenarden will remain closed until further notice. We encourage you to continue to participate in our virtual worship services and Bible studies. 

Most of our ministries and discipleship groups continue to meet online as well. If you need information about your ministry’s virtual meetings, please email your ministry leader. If you are looking to join a ministry, please search our Ministry Finder to locate one of interest, and then join the ministry’s email list.

There will be no staff on duty at any of our FBCG facilities. Therefore, there will be no building access.

While we are closed, there are several ways to contact us:

  • Email fbcginfo@fbcglenarden.org for general inquiries,
  • Call 301-773-3600 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., if you would like to speak to a receptionist, or
  • Email funerals@fbcglenarden.org or call 301-773-3600 and follow the prompts to report the death of an immediate family member.


Bible Study

Bible study has ended for the summer. It will resume in the fall.

He Loves Me Conference

Join us Oct. 2 – 3 for this year’s virtual He Loves Me Conference and learn to become even more relentless in your pursuit of Christ. To register, visit www.fbcglenarden.org/helovesme.

Worship Services and Bible Study

We will have virtual worship services until the government provides clearance for large gatherings to resume. Join us during our regular service times of 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m., by visiting www.fbcglenarden.org.  You can join us for Bible study on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Dial-In Access to Services

Seniors who do not have internet access may dial into Sunday’s worship services by calling 301-386-0303.

Tithes & Offerings

If you would like to continue your tithes and/or offerings during this time, there are several ways you can give to the church:

  • Online: visit www.fbcglenarden.org/give and select one of the digital giving options.
  • Mail: You can send a check to the following address: FBCG, ATTN: Finance, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785. Please make checks payable to FBCG.


Thank you for your contributions.

SHABACH! Christian Academy

The SHABACH! Christian Academy will remain closed until further notice.

The FBCG leadership will continue to pray for you, your family, our nation and the world in the days and weeks ahead. Please take care of yourself and demonstrate the love of Christ to others when you have an opportunity to do so. God bless you.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

The safety of our members, staff and visitors is our utmost concern. We are taking the following precautions at FBCG facilities:

  • Providing hand sanitizer. We have placed hand sanitizer stations at all building entrances. We also have wall-mounted stations throughout our buildings’ common areas as well as our classrooms and meeting spaces. Please use them when you are unable to wash your hands.
  • Disinfecting our buildings. The surfaces within FBCG’s facilities, including our meeting rooms and classrooms, are cleaned and disinfected daily.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are simple measures you can take to protect yourself and help us reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community. 

If you feel sick or are caring for someone who is sick:

  • Stay home unless you are seeking medical treatment.
  • Limit your participation in community activities. Many of our services, fellowships and events have streaming options on our website and on Facebook Live.
  • Dispose of used tissues right away. 


In general:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and others with unwashed hands.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water as often as you can. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you are not near a sink, use hand sanitizer. Sanitize all of the skin on your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Refrain from shaking your hands to dry them. 
  • Engage in respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into the bend of your elbow. 
  • Sanitize freshly touched surfaces in your home, school or office daily. 
  • Avoid coming in close contact with those who appear unwell. 


Educate yourself:

  • Learn the additional measures that high risk, vulnerable individuals should take. 
  • Stay up on current events.

 

RESOURCES

Attention All Seniors (60+):
If you are already signed-up with the Senior Nutrition Program, you will continue to get your meals delivered from the Department of Aging.

Seniors who are unable to cook for themselves due to disability or vulnerability, please contact the Senior Nutrition Program at 301-265-8475 to have your meals delivered to your home (if eligible).

If you have further questions, please contact the Department of Aging and Family Services at 301-265-8401 for assistance.