Covid-19 Updates

Dear church family,

A few hours after church yesterday, I began to develop a cough. Unfortunately, my symptoms worsened overnight, so I sought a Covid test this morning. That test confirmed that I have indeed contracted Covid-19. Two or three other staff members are still awaiting the results of their own tests, in addition to those church members who have already tested positive over the last few weeks. In light of these events and after consultation with the deacon body and staff, we have decided to move our worship services online only until Sunday, January 24th. The Midweek Family Connection this Wednesday is cancelled. We hope to have a virtual option available for you next week. The business meeting for Sunday evening is postponed as well.

In addition, the FLC and all of our facilities will be closed for a thorough cleaning and sanitization. The church phone will still be answered, but the offices will not be fully staffed. We hope that this brief hiatus will stem the tide of contagion and allow us to continue moving forward in 2021.

Thank you for remembering me and all of our church members who have been impacted by this dreaded disease in your prayers.

In Jesus’ Love.

Pastor Jim



We will disseminate official announcements & updates using three different platforms.

  1. First Baptist Lakeside Website: 
  2. First Baptist Lakeside Master Email List: submit address to  
  3. First Baptist Lakeside Facebook Page

Once information has been distributed through these platforms, it may be passed along by our ministry and lay leaders. This will ensure that all information is coming directly from church leadership.