Covid-19 News

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FBC begins with Soft Opening of Church 

Dear FBC Family,


We will begin to safely reopen the church building on Sunday, July 26 at 10am. We are calling this our “SOFT OPENING”.  If you are ready and feel comfortable coming out for church services we are ready to welcome you back.  Each week we pray more and more of you will begin to return so that we can get back to the joy of worshipping God together, under one roof, at First Baptist Church.  


If you plan to attend church services over the next few weeks of this SOFT OPENING, please call the church at 732-681-2315 so we can get a good idea of how many members to expect.


What We Have Done

  • The interior of the church has been professionally sanitized.
  • Wall mounted hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed for everyone to use.
  • Regularly touched surfaces such as door knobs and railings are being disinfected frequently.


What to expect during service when we come back

  • We will take your temperature with a no-contact thermometer as you arrive for service. If anyone registers over 100.4; he/she will not be allowed to attend.
  • We will greet each other with smiles, air hugs, air kisses, elbow bumps and waves until further notice.
  • We will be following social distancing protocol throughout the church.  Once we have reached capacity in the sanctuary, the overflow area will be available.
  • Masks are not mandatory, however they are highly recommended. If you don’t have one, one will be provided.
  • We ask that after the benediction, people quickly dismiss. 


What You Can Do

  • If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, please let us know so we can pray for everyone affected and take necessary precautions to protect others.
  • If you are experiencing fever, achiness, coughing, sneezing, nausea, or any type of flu-like symptoms, please stay home and see a doctor if necessary.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough in the bend of your elbow or by using a tissue.  Please promptly dispose of the tissue properly.
  • AVOID touching your face as much as possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Forgo shaking hands, hugging and kissing others for a while.


As we continue our SOFT OPENING plans we will keep you updated here on our website and on our private Facebook page. Meanwhile, to keep up on the latest national and state COVID-19 news, you can check out these websites: and


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