Please note we are temporarily adjusting our North Love Baptist Church Office Hours during the COVID-19 situation. The church office will be open from 9 AM - 12 NOON, Monday - Friday. Please don't hesitate to contact us during these hours or call one of the pastors directly if you have a need that requires immediate attention.
Saturday Prayer Meeting is canceled. As a reminder, RU tonight will be livestream only. You can watch at http://northlove.org/live or https://www.facebook.com/RURecovery/. All of Sunday's services will also be livestream only. Watch live at http://northlove.org/live or https://www.facebook.com/NorthLoveBaptist at 10 AM and 6 PM.
For Wednesday service tonight, we are going to a livestream only service at 7:00 PM CST. There will be no AWANA tonight. There will be a teen service streaming at 8 for our teens. If you have any questions about this service, please reach out to Pastor Barnes. We encourage you to tune into either http://northlove.org/live or https://facebook.com/NorthLoveBaptist. Our phone in the office will be open if you would like to call in with any questions for Pastor Kingsbury to answer during the service. The number is (815) 877-6021.
This same format will also be used on Friday night RU and Sunday for both our morning and evening services. Plan now to join us at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
Dear North Love Baptist Church family and friends,
Recently, our local health department and government officials announced stringent restrictions on public meetings, including church services in our county, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus into our community. Because of our commitment to comply with Romans 13:1 to “be subject unto the higher powers” we are actively pursuing steps to obey. At the same time, we are conscious of the necessity of assembling ourselves together as a church (see Hebrews 10:25). At a valuable and productive meeting Friday, March 13, we met with leaders in our congregation including medical personnel, pastors, deacons, and others. The consensus we prayerfully achieved is related to THIS COMING SUNDAY, March 15. Decisions concerning scheduled church meetings beyond this week, including Wednesday programs, will be determined early next week as the legal ramifications continue to change moment by moment.
For this Sunday we are recommending that everyone who would normally attend church services here at the East Riverside location, seek to watch the services at northlove.org/live or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NorthLoveBaptist. There will be no Sunday School and no nurseries or children’s programs provided for those who wish to meet here with me and a handful of other workers who will participate in presenting the Word of God at both 10 A.M. and 6 P.M.
Our facilities will be completely sanitized before and after every service taking every precaution recommended by the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines. Those individuals who are ill or elderly need to be particularly careful. We love you and want to see you well.
Please continue to be faithful in your tithes and offerings this first day of the week and in the near future. We have a secure giving portal at northlove.org/donate. You may also come by the church office during regular operating hours Monday through Friday to do your giving. Gifts will be secured and cared for as always by our trustworthy finance officers. You may also use the postal service to send checks or money orders. This is not just important, it is imperative!
In all of this turmoil, may we remember that “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 And let us pray “for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” 1 Timothy 2:2
Please let other church family and friends know of the change this Sunday, and seek to help provide internet services to watch livestream for those who are not equipped to do so.
God bless you. We will have the office open this Saturday from nine until noon to direct you to those who can answer any questions you may have on this matter.