COVID-19 Information and Updates
With growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases in Winston Salem and throughout North Carolina, we want to let you know how Beck’s Baptist Church is responding.
Our leadership is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As more information develops, we will be in contact through email, phone tree, local news stations, our Facebook page, and at www.becksbaptist.com/covid19 . Please know, we are committed to doing everything we can to create a safe environment for our church family and the surrounding community.
Below we have composed a list of frequently asked questions to communicate our plan for moving forward during COVID-19. If you have any other questions, please reach out by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at (336) 924-2178.
Is Beck’s gathering corporately this Sunday?
Yes. We will be hosting socially distant indoor gatherings each Sunday morning at 10am beginning November 1, 2020.
We believe that our God moves in power through the gathering of His people as they worship together and hear the preaching of His Word.
If you do not feel comfortable gathering for congregational worship, we encourage you to set aside time in your home to worship through song, prayer, and engaging with God’s Word – either individually, with family, with a small group friends, or as a Sunday School Class.
To aid you in this, we will make available a weekly livestream to lead you in worship through reflection, song, and preaching.
How can I continue to give to Beck’s without coming in person
Your giving continues to be an important act of worship and a necessary support for the ministries of the church. You can continue to faithfully give through our online giving portal by dropping your offering off at the church office Monday – Thursday between 10am-3pm.
Or if you prefer to give by mail, Make checks payable to “Beck’s Baptist Church” and mail to:
Beck’s Baptist Church
ATTN: Office Manager
5505 Becks Church Rd.
Winston Salem, NC 27106
How can I better understand COVID-19?
Information in this section is from the World Health Organization. For more detailed information, please refer to their website.
Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness – an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to many other countries.
The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most people recover from the virus without needing special treatment, older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Like many viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will update the threat status regularly on their website. For more information, please refer to the World Health Organization website.
How should I respond spiritually to COVID-19?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world. Ultimately, none of us is immune to this reality. But God has not left us alone. Jesus came to heal the sick and set the captives free. He has conquered sin and death and is coming again with a new heaven and a new earth, where there will be no suffering, no sickness, and no death. Our God sits on His throne and because we have this hope in Jesus, we can have peace in even the most challenging circumstances.
While you’re trusting Jesus in this situation, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):
Pray for mercy and healing for the sick, strength and endurance for medical professionals, insight for researchers, and wisdom for church leadership, and city and government officials.
Look for opportunities to love and care for others within our fellowship and outside of it with the love that Christ has shown to us.
Reject every instance of prejudice or racism. The church should be grieved by the rise in racist incidents and language against the Asian community as the world responds in sin to the origination of this virus in Asia. God desires people from every tongue, tribe, and nation to experience and know the love of Christ. So, let us be people who fight injustice and wickedness of racism and prejudice in all circumstances, making sure to also examine and guard our own thoughts, words, and actions.
Even if we’re unable to gather at certain times or as a full church body, stay connected to the church family through calls or texts, pray for and encourage one another without ceasing, gather with small groups as appropriate, and engage with online content at www.becksbaptist.com/sermons .