Beginning June 21, we are offering three in-person worship services. All services are identical.
This service is for those in an at-risk category, or for anyone who desires to attend a service where masks are required. A mask must be worn the entire service, including children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
does not recommend masks for children two and under. Due to the nature of this service, we respectfully ask families with young children unable to wear masks attend the 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. services.
11:30 AM and 4:30 PM
All are welcome. Masks are encouraged but not required.
If you are sick, have had a fever in the past 72 hours, or you are in a high-risk category, please continue worshipping with us online. COVID-19 still presents significant health risks. To love your neighbor well, we ask you do not attend the in-person services if you have any COVID-19 symptoms as given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or if you have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. While we will not take temperatures upon entering, we suggest you take your temperature before coming.
Do you recommend everyone returning back to services?
While we are eager to see you face to face, we recommend those in at-risk categories to stay home and continue to join us on our livestream.
What are the service times?
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All services are identical. The 9:30 a.m. service is for people who are in an at-risk category, or anyone who desires to attend a service where masks are required. This service will continue to livestream via Facebook Live
The 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. services will not require masks, but we recommend you wear one.
Will the worship services be available online?
Yes. We will livestream the 9:30 a.m. service. You can view the livestream through our website (fbcprattville.org/watch), Facebook Live (facebook.com/fbcprattville) or YouTube (youtube.fbcprattville.org). You an access the services at any point at fbcprattville.org/archive. All services will be identical.
Do I need to register for a service prior to coming?
At this time, you do not need to register for the service you plan to attend.
Do I have to wear a mask?
You must wear a mask (including children) at the 9:30 a.m. service. We will not require masks at the other two services but encourage you to wear one. All staff and volunteers will wear a mask at all services.
Will masks be provided?
Yes, we will provide masks, but if you have one, please feel free to bring your own.
Will we have congregational singing?
Yes, we will sing together as a congregation. While a mask will be worn the entire time during the 9:30 a.m. service, we encourage those attending the 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. services to wear a mask at least during the singing portions.
Will we have a greeting time during the services?
It is best during this time to forego our normal time of greeting. We also ask you to be mindful of those who are cautiously attending the services. Please do not place someone in an uncomfortable position by attempting to give a handshake, high-five or hug.
Will Worship Care be provided during the services?
No. At this time, we are not providing Preschool or Children's programming. Children of all ages will attend the worship service with their family.
Seating Arrangements in Each Service
Will social distancing guidelines be implemented in each service?
Yes, to the best of our ability. Our staff and volunteers will abide by appropriate social distancing guidelines throughout the Worship Center. We ask all attending the services to honor these guidelines, too. Staff and volunteers will be available throughout the Worship Center (both floor and balcony) to assist with seating and spacing.
Will restrooms be available?
Yes, the restrooms located in the Foyer will be open. Due to limited space inside our restrooms, please be mindful to not linger in conversation.
Entrances and Parking
Where can I park?
All parking lots are open and available.
Where should I enter the Worship Center?
The Foyer doors and the side door leading from the Fellowship Hall will all be open.
What areas of campus are available?
Our Worship Center will be the only open space. All other areas will remain closed on Sundays for now.
Will the Worship Center be cleaned between services?
Yes. We intentionally spaced the service times to allow time for a thorough cleaning process. The baptistry will also be cleaned after each use.
Sunday School and Worship Care
Will Sunday School classes be allowed to meet before or after the service on-campus?
No. Sunday School classes will continue to meet online or at off-campus locations.
Will Worship Care be provided during service?
Worship Care will not be available until further notice. We encourage families to worship together during our service times or online if you are not able to attend in person yet.
Will the Mother's Room be open in the Worship Center?
Yes, it will be open. This room is located on the bottom floor at the back of the Worship Center. Rockers are available for nursing mothers. The room also offers a baby changing station.
Giving, Baptism, Lord's Supper, Hymnals
How will I continue to give during an in-person worship service?
You will notice new giving boxes (black) on the walls at the entrance and exit doors of the Worship Center. We will not pass offering plates. You can also securely give online at fbcprattville.org/giving, or you can mail your tithe or offering to the address below.
First Baptist Church Prattville
138 S. Washington Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Can I still be baptized during one of the services?
Yes, but we will use strict precautionary measures. Please contact the Pastor's Office
if you want to be baptized.
Will be take the Lord's Supper?
Yes, we will. We will use pre-packaged elements to be cautious.
Will hymnals and Bibles still be available in the pews?
To remove unnecessary touch points, hymnals and Bibles will not be available. The song lyrics will be on the screens. We encourage you to bring your own Bible, or use your favorite Bible app.