[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” overlay_color=”” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” padding_right=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” center_content=”no” last=”no” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text]

To: FBCF Church Family

From: Pastor Bill

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hi Folks.

I hope that you have been able to watch today’s message and that you heard about our plans to have a Drive-in Easter service.  And I assume you have a few questions.  This email is an attempt to address most of those.

We had been working on this for several days when Governor Lee’s executive order put it into question.  But we have investigated and found that we are not only fully within our legal rights to have such a service, but I have read that the state is actually encouraging such services due to the current increase in the suicide rate.  So, Governor Lee, who is a believer, knows that people need hope, and the people of God are the ones who can offer it.  We had been struggling with the idea that having a service could be a bad testimony, as has been the case with some churches that have continued to hold services, but this information led us to the conclusion to go with it.

With that said, there are some guidelines that we will need to follow, so please keep these things in mind come Easter morning…

If you still have questions, please contact the church office tomorrow and we will try to answer them.  Until then, pray that this comes together, that our people are blessed, that guests come and receive truth, and that the Lord is honored.

Finally, I also mention at the end of the message a 2-part sermon that I preached a couple of years ago.  We have not been able to pull it out of the archives yet, so I have attached my sermon notes for you to read if this is something you are interested in.

Love and miss you folks.  Take care.

In Him,

Pastor Bill

Bill Gowder

Lead Pastor

First Baptist Church Friendsville




Leave a Reply