How is HOPE Baptist responding to COVID-19?
Per the recommendation of the CDC, HOPE Baptist is not currently holding in-person services or events of any size until further notice due to the spread of COVID-19. We believe this decision honors the governmental authorities God has put over us. We also encourage our members to keep social distancing and not congregate with anyone outside of their household members. We want to do all our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
How is HOPE Baptist worshiping together during this time?
On Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m., we are gathering for virtual services on our FaceBook Page where Pastor David teaches and preaches from the Word of God. We strongly encourage our church family to faithfully attend these services, giving reference and priority to the Word. It is our prayer that the body of our local church and their family and friends come to worship, not just watch the online services.
Where can I send my tithes, missions, and love offerings?
Right now there are two ways that you can continue to be faithful in your tithes and offerings. First, you can mail a check to the church address 101 Stallings Road, Matthews, NC 28104 or secondly, you can use PayPal. To avoid the PayPal processing fees, please follow the guidelines below.
How should I respond to COVID-19?
Though situations like these can stir up fear and anxiety, God is sovereign over all things, and our ultimate hope is found in Jesus. Although we won’t be gathering for services and events, we encourage you to stay connected to the church body through calls, texts, and online engagement. Pray for those affected by this virus as we wait for Christ to return and bring about a day without sickness, suffering, and death.
To minimize the risk of illness, here are a few practical things you can do to love your neighbor:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
If you need prayer during this time, please reach out to our Pastor David at PastorDavid@onehopebaptist.org or his wife, Christine, at email@example.com.