Schedule & Resources
Latest Elder Statement
July 13, 2021
Dear Brother & Sisters,
We would like to begin by thanking the men of the congregation that have frequently served our congregation during worship and Bible classes, as we began meeting in-person at the end of May 2020. Many women have also served the congregation tirelessly as teachers, nursery workers, nurse on call, Welcome Center and baptism assistance. Each one serves for the glory of God, but the elders would like to thank you!
COVID-19 is still active but the numbers in our community continue to greatly decline, and the Public Health State of Emergency has expired for the State of Georgia. Because of this, beginning Sunday, 9/5, we have made the decision to expand the number of Bible classes on Sunday & Wednesday, re-establish some ministries and return to our normal Sunday morning worship pattern. During worship, we will pass the communion and collection trays through the rows in the auditorium. We will also resume the Greeters ministry at entrances. This means that we need more men to be servers/ushers of the communion & collection, more volunteers to be Greeters and more teachers/assistants to teach our youth and adult classes. Please consider your availability and willingness to serve in one of these roles.
Each member is asked to update their “Willing to Serve” areas in your online member profile in the church database. Also, review your availability settings in Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP), which schedules you to serve. Directions will be communicated by email and in the bulletin this week.
For those wanting to continue with some of the current protocols: the Fellowship Hall will continue as a mask-only Worship area Sunday AM; there will be a designated location to pick up a disposable communion kit in the foyer (the tables at each entrance will be removed); contributions can still be mailed in or made through PayPal.
If you are not attending services in-person, please consider returning to fellowship and worship with us in the auditorium or the mask only Sunday AM service in the Fellowship Hall.
There is always a potential for the virus to escalate or for a variant of the virus to cause problems in the future. If it does, we will modify our restrictions as required to maintain safety for our family at Buford.
Please reach out to us if you need assistance in getting involved. God continues to bless each of us and our congregation!
“15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV)