In light of the rapidly changing developments due to the Global Pandemic of COVID-19, Plano Bible Chapel adjusted our normal ministry schedule as follows:

  • Sunday Morning 11:00am Worship Services. Only those who are healthy, not at-risk, and feel comfortable gathering together should plan to attend in person at the chapel. Following the Governor’s recommendation, we strongly encourage at-risk individuals to engage with worship services online. For those who choose to meet at the chapel together for worship, everyone should continue following health guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State of Texas. 
  • In Person and ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES at 11:00am. Watch the English Sunday Worship Service via Plano Bible Chapel Facebook Live, PBC’s Video Stream, and sermon audio recording. Spanish Services (Servicio de Adoración) are available on Facebook Live.
  • Wednesday Night Ministries of AWANA Clubs, Student Ministries, and ESL English classes meet in person from 6:30-8:00pm. Masks/facial coverings and social distancing is encouraged and are required for AWANA leaders, Student Leaders, and students 3rd-12th Grade in smaller class rooms where social distancing is not feasible.
  • ALL other regularly scheduled ministries, programs, and events are canceled until further notice in an effort to support the community, region, and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19 with physical distancing.
Following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order (GA-34) on March 3, lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent, Plano Bible Chapel will continue with current protocols – masks or face coverings will be optional for PBC worship services, student ministries, and summer events. For children’s ministry and student ministry volunteers who have not been fully vaccinated, masks will be encouraged. Food and snacks offered at any PBC events do not need to be prepackaged or prepared by a retail food establishment.. Pre-COVID health practices and procedures for safety and cleanliness will continue to be followed. This applies to Sunday mornings and Wednesday Night Ministries. We will continue this course until COVID cases decrease significantly, COVID vaccines are readily available for everyone who would choose to get one, or when the CDC or PISD makes significant changes.

As Plano Bible Chapel responds to various needs in our church family and in our community, here are some ways we can respond and relate to each other.

First, in fearful times, let’s pray for courage and peace. Philippians 4:16-17 says, “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Let’s be authentic Christians who trust Jesus through times of difficulty, suffering, and even illness.

Second, we encourage you to regularly check the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for updates and advice regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) rather than rely solely on news media outlets or social media posts. The CDC has very practical advice for steps to prevent illness and what to do if you are sick to help prevent the disease from spreading.

Third, please stay home if you have any concerns about your own health or your family’s health, perhaps due to age or compromised immune systems. Sunday morning worship services can be viewed on Facebook Live from the Plano Bible Chapel Facebook Page. If you have ministry or service responsibilities, please contact your ministry team leader. Also, as always, if you or anyone in your family is sick or feeling sick, please stay home. In our children’s and student ministries, we will continue to follow our standard health policies. Please help us by closely monitoring your children for any symptoms and being understanding if we feel we cannot accept your kids into our programs due to health concerns. 

Fourth, we would remind everyone that there aren’t certain types of people that carry the virus, so don’t allow fear to cause any of us to treat others differently

Finally, thank you for your patience and understanding as we all try to navigate some very strange and unexpected times. Pray for the health of people in our church, our community, our nation, and our world. Pray for those who are traveling or have plans to travel. Also, pray that the Lord Jesus would give us special opportunities to share His love with others during these times and lead others to a relationship with Him by faith.

If you have any questions, please email pbc@planobiblechapel.org.

 

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