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Monday, January 4, 2021

In-person services at Laurel Baptist Church will resume this Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00pm for our Midweek Worship Service.

As we have stressed throughout this pandemic if you are sick, experiencing cold-like symptoms, or have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 please stay home and watch the service via live-stream while you follow and complete the quarantine guidelines. 

When attending our in-person services please remember our adjustments as stated on our website (see the sections below).

Awana Clubs will NOT resume until Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30pm. 

Whether you choose to watch online this Wednesday or join us in-person we encourage you to prayerfully read Psalm 46 as Pastor Blankenship will bring a special message entitled, "No Fear in the New Year." 

If you are a volunteer who has regular service responsibilities and cannot be present for in-person services at this time, please contact your ministry director to inform them. 

Let's continue to pray for one another as we journey through this season together. 

Service guidelines during covid-19

The following guidelines are requested when attending an in-person service at Laurel Baptist Church during this current phase of the COVID-19 season. 

  1. Do not come to church if you are sick, experiencing cold-like symptoms, or have come into contact with someone who has COVID.
  2. Please maintain 6 feet social distancing with others (keep your proper distance). 
  3. Seating in the auditorium has been adjusted to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Please follow the usher's instructions as they seat you appropriately.
  4. Bulletins and other materials will be found in your seat as you arrive. 
  5. An offering deposit box is located in the lobby. No offering plates will be passed. 
  6. Masks are encouraged, and they are available in the lobby for those who choose. 

In addition to the above guidelines please note that cleaning crews will wipe down and sanitize the building thoroughly at the conclusion of and prior to each service. 

KId's connection protocols

The following protocols will be followed for our Kids Connection ministry during this phase of COVID-19.

  1. All volunteers will have their temperature taken prior to entering, will be wearing face coverings while serving, and will follow strict cleaning processes during and after each service. 
  2. Volunteers will be using the check-in system in the place of parents to prevent more than 1 person from using the self check-in screens. 
  3. All children will have their temperature taken by a nurse, using a non-contact thermometer, prior to entry into the children's area. Children with a fever will not be permitted entry.
  4. Parents who have nursery age children should bring only the necessities to the nursery (diapers, wipes, etc.). Any outside toys will be left inside their bag. 
  5. Please use the back entrance only when checking-in your children during this COVID phase.


COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease. Risk of exposure to COVID-19 exist in any public place where people are present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending the indoor services at Laurel Baptist Church, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19 and waive any liability against Laurel Baptist Church.