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APRIL 4, 2020
AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR YOU
COVID-19 Updates Important to Your Church
 
There are various videos available to you from our NAFWB executive director, Dr. Eddie Moody, in the Better Together Podcasts. This is good information to keep you up to date with topics related to our ministries during these days. Among those you might be interested in are the interviews with Dr. David Gibbs, III, who is the founder of National Center of Law and Liberty (NCLL). There are many other videos of help there as well. Click on the picture link above. More information about NCLL is in another article below.
 
VAFWB Pastor's Fellowship and Prayer Time

Starting this Tuesday at 11:00 AM, I'm sponsoring a VAFWB Pastor's Fellowship and Prayer Time (others may attend too). This will be held in the VAFWB Zoom Room where we can have a time to talk together and pray; prayer will be the emphasis. The meeting will last no longer than an hour, but you may leave as the time best for you. The chat feature within the room will also be available where you can share needs as well. The room will open at 10:50 A.M. as people arrive. 

Once the prayer time is completed (probably within the first 30 minutes), those who wish to stay on may do so for mutual encouragement and discussion. 
 
Addressing Zoom Security Concerns

There has been concern recently about unwanted people hacking into Zoom meetings, but we are updating our procedure to make sure that it is secure. Once you click our Zoom Room link, you will enter our "waiting room" until I can approve each person's entry. Five minutes after the meeting officially begins, we will lock the room for the rest of the session. We want our time together to be secure and a blessing to everyone. 

The link is also on the VAFWB Events Calendar (www.vafwb.org) for Tuesday, April 7. Click on the event for April 7, and you will see the link to the meeting. I look forward to meeting with you!

Topic: VAFWB Pastor's Fellowship and Prayer Time
Time: Apr 7, 2020 09:50 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Entry: The official start time is 10:00 A.M.; You will be come to the waiting room until approved for entry. This is for security reasons.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8440215901?pwd=UUhSWlMyVVcwekZNK3hSeXcvOVVuQT09

One tap mobile phone entry:
+16468769923,,8440215901# US (New York)
+13126266799,,8440215901# US (Chicago)
 
Weekly Study in Revelation

If you're needing a weekly bible study, we offer an new lesson each Sunday morning. For the week of April 5-11, I will cover "Christ's Messages to the Church, Part 1 (Chapter 2:1-17)." We're looking at the messages to the Churches at Ephesus, Smyrna, and Pergamos. The picture link will take you to the state website for the study. You may also go to the BIBLE STUDIES link for the past messages on Revelation and other studies as well.

If you're needing a livestream Free Will Baptist service, you will see our link on the state webpage to Pastor Glen Johnson's service. Also, there is a link  to other FWB services as well. 
Get a Legal Perspective Directly from NCLL
 
Dr. Gibbs, III, is a friend of Free Will Baptists, and NCLL provides many helps and legal advice crucial for Christians. The Resource of the Month from his ministry is "COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN FOR CHURCHES & MINISTRIES."

He states the following: "We are now in the next thirty days of social distancing based on the recommendation of the White House COVID-19 task force, the CDC, and a majority of state governors. There are currently over 150,000 individuals who have been reported to have tested positive for COVID-19, and this number is expected to increase as testing kits become more readily available. Many states are becoming more proactive over the next two weeks to contain the spread of this virus."

Click on the picture link above to access this and more resources from the National Center of Law and Liberty. 
We Are Praying for You!

We know that you are working hard to lift the spirits of your congregations and those around you, and I want you to know that I am daily praying for you, your family, and ministry. 

If there's a specific need you have where I can help pray (or provide personal help), please let me know. You can call 757-407-1183 or email at dbrucebarnes@vafwb.org
 
Copyright © 2020 D. Bruce Barnes, All rights reserved.


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