Update Thursday July 9th - AC Update & Service Time Change (Again)
Update Sunday June 28th - AC Update & Service Time Change
Hi Woodside family,
The time we have been waiting for has come (for real this time!) the new AC has been installed in the church and is cooling as you read.
Again...thank our Lord for your prayers, patience, and faithful giving during this time that helped make this happen.
Also remember we have changed our Sunday morning service time to 9:30am until further notice.
Thank you and see you Sunday!
Hi Woodside family,
The time we have been waiting for has come....by Sunday July 5th, if all goes well, we should have a new AC installed in the church. We thank our Lord for your prayers, patience, and faithful giving during this time that helped make this happen.
Along with this we also want to let you all know that as per a congregational vote we have changed our Sunday morning service time to 9:30am until further notice.
This is being done to help accommodate the high risk members that are attending the service in our parking lot Sundays during these hotter Summer mornings.
Update Wednesday June 3rd
We have some good news! We will have the opportunity to move back inside the sanctuary for worship starting Sunday, June 7th, at 10:30!
If you’re still not comfortable coming inside just yet, our tech team is working to have speakers in place behind the church (for best reception) for those of you that wish to continue parking lot church! And, of course, online worship will be readily available as well!
We will follow strict social distancing practices!
Our deacons and church council members will be in place Sunday morning to show you where to park, and where to safely sit with your family. We have marked off every other pew to make sure we adhere to the suggestions of six feet between each other.
The church has been cleaned and sanitized, carpets cleaned. The service will be abbreviated to shorten the time we will be together.
- The downstairs areas are closed.
- There will currently be no children’s activities, but we are anxious to see the children sitting with their families during worship!
- Restrooms are available for emergencies only, and water fountains will not be available.
- Masks are encouraged but not required.
We realize this is a lot, but we want to keep you as safe as possible. We are carefully following a checklist of guidelines that are provided by the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
We look forward to seeing happy, smiling faces as we worship the Lord!
Update Wednesday April 29th
Great news Woodside! We will be meeting at at church this Sunday May 1st @ 10:30am....well at least in the parking lot of the Family Center. We will still be posting our Wednesday Devotionals online until further notice.
The rules are the same as they were for our last parking lot service:
1. Every one must stay in their vehicle.
2. Bathrooms are open for EMERGENCY only. If used, only one person at a time may enter.
3. Absolutely no physical contact with those outside your vehicle. Ex. Reaching out windows to shake hands or fist bump.
4. Parking directions will be given while standing at least 6 feet from cars. Offering will be collected with fishing nets with liners to avoid getting too close.
5. Cars will be parked with some space between them to meet distancing standards and to improve visibility. These rules MUST be followed or we can't continue to meet this way.
Also, please do not arrive before 10am. We need to direct all parking for this to work. Our parking attendants, ushers, and worship leaders will arrive at 9:45 to assist worshipers when they arrive. Those serving will practice social distancing.
Thank you and see you Sunday!
Update Monday April 6th
Gov. Henry McMaster has issued a statewide mandate for residents to stay home to limit the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Carolina.
The executive order, “home or work order” is a mandate that states: “All South Carolinians must remain at home or work unless visiting family, exercising, or obtaining essential goods or services.” This order takes effect Tuesday April 7th at 5 pm.
In order to comply with this mandate we will be returning back to our online services until further notice.
Update Sunday March 22nd
To ensure the students of Greenville County Schools continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals during the time schools are closed in response to COVID-19, Greenville County Schools is providing breakfast and lunch free of charge to anyone 18 and younger (and special needs adults up to age 21) at 15 school locations and 66 community sites, including our church.
These meals are prepared in school facilities by trained Food and Nutrition Services Staff. All existing DHEC and FDA approved procedures for meal prep, storage, service, and sanitation will be observed.
Buses will be at our church parking lot between 10 AM and noon Monday through Friday to deliver meals (lunch and tomorrow’s breakfast). Parents and students will also have access to free Wi-Fi via the delivery bus hot spot during these hours.
Please note: Per USDA regulations, children must be present to receive the meals.
Dear Church Family,
All us were taken by surprise when our country was suddenly “shut down.” In a matter of hours we moved from life as normal to frantic searches for antiseptics and toilet paper. Then we had to face tough decisions like closing schools and church buildings.
However, I have good news!
First, God was not taken by surprised by the events of the last few days. He has been prepared to lead us through this crisis before the creation of the world.
Second, while church buildings may close, THE church never does!
If you are a Christian, I hope you understand that we will have unique opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we journey through this crisis. We know the One who can help us through this (and any other) crisis. People are looking for hope, strength, and peace. All of those can be found in Jesus.
Until we can open the doors where Woodside Baptist Church normally meets we will post a devotion here, on our website, and on our Facebook page each Wednesday. Also, each Sunday at 10:30am, we will post a sermon and some links to music to listen also, so we can worship together even though we are apart.
Please know I am praying for you. I look forward to when we can assemble together again. If you are visiting with us online, I hope you will visit us in person when this crisis is over. We want all to stay safe and remain healthy, so we can’t give the date we will return to our ministry facilities. Until that time, may we all remain faithful in our worship, in our stewardship, and in our service to Him.