Coronavirus Concerns

the Sunday 11:00 a.m. service will broadcast on WAUD AM 1230 and available via streaming at

Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking proactive steps regarding the coronavirus. We are in conversation with Pat Randle, Parish Nurse; Mark Wilson, Chair of Personnel; and Jan Thornton, Chair of Deacons. We are also talking with other congregations in our area.

Due to rising concerns about the coronavirus, we will not have Sunday School or Sunday Evening Activities or meet for worship at 11:00 a.m. Also, we will not have Lenten Lunch on Wednesdays, or Thursday evening activities. Out of precaution, we are limiting our gatherings. We will make an assessment about each following week as the circumstances change.

We are also taking the steps below.

  • We are giving additional attention to our cleaning procedures, especially with regards to door handles and surface areas.
  • We ask everyone to refrain from shaking hands as best as possible when we gather for worship and to wash your hands often.
  • If you have any symptoms from a cold, we invite you to stay home as a way of caring for others. If you have traveled recently, please monitor your symptoms closely and wait an adequate amount of time before returning to gather with others.
  • If you are in a high-risk category or have a growing concern about the virus, please know we understand if you stay home.
  • For worship, we will not pass the offering plate. We will have the offering plates available at the doors at the conclusion of worship. Offerings can also be mailed to the church.

The situation remains fluid, and we will assess each week as it comes along. We will continue to consult with our leadership, other congregations, and the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control for faith-based institutions. Each week, we will communicate about further developments.

We invite you to join us by listening to the service on the radio at 11:00 a.m. on WAUD 1230 AM or online at

Let us keep this situation, as it effects many around the world, in our prayers. We remember those who are sick, working in healthcare, and those developing a response to the needs of others.

Auburn First Baptist Church