O U R   P U R P O S E  &  M I S S I O N

Our purpose is to worship and glorify the one true God. Our mission is to lead people to a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ so they may become like him.

“That they might be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He might be glorified.”
Isaiah 61:3b
 
 
W H A T   W E   D O
 

 Real  Truth

We are Bible believers who affirm the inerrancy of the Bible, God’s Word. In worship services, small group times and other gatherings, we focus on God’s attributes, the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we love to share the Good News!
 
 

Real Relationships

We encourage multi-generational relationships through Life Groups, children, youth and adult ministries, and family fellowships. Discover the many ways you can form new relationships with Believers and, most importantly, our Lord and Savior Jesus.
 

Real Passion

We have a heart to share God’s Good News and His love with people locally and across the globe. We reach our local community through children and youth ministries as well as other activities for all ages. Meanwhile, International missions is a significant component of our church ministry.
 
 
 

Frederica News

Operating Procedure for Corporate Worship – Phase One
(Until Further Notice)
1) We will adhere to Governor Kemp’s list of “Best Practices” for churches (below) as closely as possible.
a. Do not attend religious services if you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have had direct contact with someone who likely has or is confirmed to have COVID-19.
b. Throughout the service, maintain at least six feet between the person in front of you, behind you, and each side of you.
c. Family members and cohabitating individuals are allowed to sit together.
d. Please wear a face mask or cloth covering to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
e. Depending on the size of the congregation/sanctuary, consider additional services to achieve at least six feet between non-cohabitating members.
f. When members arrive, they should immediately be seated, and once a service ends, rows should be emptied sequentially with everyone immediately going to their vehicles.
g. Refrain from using items touched by multiple people unless you can sanitize after each use. For example, in lieu of offering plates, consider using a drop box.
h. If you closed nurseries, childcare, Sunday School classes, or related functions, strongly consider keeping them closed for the foreseeable future.
i. Medically fragile and elderly Georgians should continue to shelter in place and utilize remote services instead of in-person services.
j. Strongly consider cancelling choir and choir practice to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2) Who Attends:
a. We will STRONGLY encourage everyone over the age of 75 and those with any compromising medical conditions to continue to shelter in place and join our service online.
b. We will encourage everyone over the age of 65 to not attend but to join our service online.
c. We will STRONGLY encourage everyone with a fever, persistent sneezing or coughing or who has been in direct contact with anyone suspected of having Covid-19 to NOT attend but to join our service online.
d. We will respect everyone who chooses not to attend out of concern for this virus and encourage them to join our service online.
3) While Attending:
a. We will ask everyone attending to wash their hands and use provided hand sanitizer
b. We will ask everyone attending to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in service. We will try to have masks on hand for those who do not have one.
i. Children will not be required to wear a mask. (Children under 2 years of age are NOT recommended to wear face coverings.)
ii. The pastors and worship leaders may remove their masks when they are up front, at a distance from others, speaking or leading music.
c. We will seat ourselves in such a way as to maintain the suggested 6-foot distancing for non-family / non-cohabiting individuals. (Ushers/Deacons will assist in seating)
d. We will have “Family Worship.” We will NOT have a nursery or childcare.
e. We will discourage “foyer time” and keep greetings and conversations short and at a distance (non-contact).
f. We will limit the number of people getting on the elevator to maintain distancing.
g. Once we reach a “to be determined” maximum number of people in the sanctuary (maintaining proper distancing) we will direct overflow attenders to the Fellowship Hall.
i. We will have video and sound feed ready to go and deacons will assist in any elements of the service as needed.
ii. We may have multiple services if justified by number of attendees.
4) Service Elements:
a. We will NOT provide bulletins.
b. We will NOT use hymnals or handouts.
c. Offering/Communion plates will NOT be passed.
i. An offering collection box will be placed in a prominent location at the rear of the sanctuary.
ii. We will utilize sealed, pre-filled communion cups and wafers for the Lord’s Supper which will be available as attendees enter the sanctuary.
5) Choir:
a. We will NOT have a choir (at least at first due to distancing and mask requirements).
b. We may utilize smaller ensembles or soloists for special music.
6) Other Services:
a. We will begin by ONLY meeting for worship. Life Groups will continue to be via Zoom.
b. We will NOT have any food or drink available and we will NOT have a mid-service fellowship time.
c. We will NOT gather for supper or services on Wednesday or Sunday nights. We will continue to provide online prayer and study times.
7) Church Office:
a. The church office will continue to be closed, at the discretion of the Senior Pastor and Personnel Committee.
i. Church staff may utilize their office as needed but are still encouraged to properly distance themselves and/or work from home.
ii. Pastors and Staff may be contacted via phone. Karen will still answer the church phone line and monitor the office email account.
iii. A box will still be provided outside the office for donation drop-offs.
b. Any other group/committee that wishes to meet at the church should ask the Senior Pastor and then reserve the space with the Church Office (Karen). They must make sure that they are able to follow the social distancing guidelines above.
 

PHASE 1 RETURN                    June 7
A.Who Attends:
  • Encourage everyone over 65 or who has compromising medical conditions to stay at home and join us online. 
  • Sick or in contact with Covid-19 persons should stay home and join online
B. While Attending: 
  • Safe distancing enforced
  • Masks for adults and teens
  • Restroom use discouraged but available
  • Hand Sanitizer available and encouraged
  • Handshakes, hugging and hanging around is discouraged
  • No Nursery or childcare
  • No bulletins, hymnals or handouts
  • No plates passed
  • Communion will use pre-sealed elements
  • No Choir
  • No food or drink available
C. Church Programs
  • No other church events/activities/services
  • Life Groups will be online
  • Prayer Times will be online
  • Church Office Closed
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PHASE 2 TRANSITION             (TBA)
A.  Who Attends: 
  • Encourage everyone to use best judgment in assessing their own health and risk
  • Sick of in contact with positive Covid-19 persons should stay home and join online
B. While Attending: 
  • Safe distance relaxed
  • Masks optional for Adults and teens
  • No restrictions on restroom use
  • Hand Sanitizer Available
  • Handshakes, hugging, hanging around is up to each individual
  • Nursery/childcare resumes
  • Provide bulletins, hymnals
  • No plates passed
  • Communion will use pre-sealed elements
  • Limited use of choir
  • No food or drink available
C. Church Programs
  • No Wednesday Night activities
  • Life Groups may resume
  • Prayer times will be online
  • Church Office Open
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PHASE 3 NORMAL                   (TBA)
A. Who Attends
  • Everyone encouraged to attend
  • Sick should think of others and stay home
B. While Attending:
  • Normal distancing
  • No masks
  • No restrictions on restroom use
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • Handshakes, hugging, hanging around is encouraged!
  • Nursery/Childcare is available
  • Bulletins and hymnals available
  • Regular offering and communion available
  • Full use of choir
  • Intra-service fellowship time resumes
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C. Church Programs
  • All Church Groups Resume
  • Life Groups Resume
  • Prayer Times in person and online
  • Church Office Open
 
 
 
 
 

Frederica News

    Skylark Baby Bottle Campaign

 May 10, 2020 – June 21,2020

    Donations may be made HERE 
 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS RESCHEDULED UNTIL NEXT SUMMER AT FREDERICA BAPTIST CHURCH! 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN FOR VBS!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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9:30 a.m. Worship Service
 
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W E D N E S D A Y
All Wednesday Activities are temporarily suspended. Please check back for future updates. 
5:30 p.m. Family Fellowship Dinner during the school year
 
6:00 p.m. Inside-Out (Pre-K – 5th) during the school year
 
6:15 p.m. Youth Group (Middle-High School) during the school year
 
6:15 p.m. Adult Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
 
 
 
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Recent Sermons

May 31, 2020⎮Pastor Mike Bowles
 “Man”
 Genesis 1:26-31
 
 

May 24, 2020⎮Pastor Mike Bowles
 “Creation”
 Genesis 1:1 -25
 
 

May 17, 2020⎮Pastor Mike Bowles
 “In the Beginning”
 Genesis 1:1
 
 

May 10, 2020⎮Pastor Mike Bowles
 “God Still Reigns!”
 Haggai 2: 20-23
 
 

 

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L O C A T I O N
 
Address1700 Frederica Road, Suite 302, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
 
Phone912.634.2833
 
Emailoffice@fredericabaptist.com
 

 

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