Evergreen Service times:
Wednesday
Meal at 6:30 pm
Service at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday
Small Groups at 10:00 am
Worship at 11:00 am
We have classes for all ages!
 
 

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how Evergreen Baptist Church is responding. Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is available for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and the surrounding community.

 

ARE WE HAVING SERVICES AT EVERGREEN BAPTIST CHURCH?

We have resumed church service on Sundays at 11:00 AM, all other small groups, activities and meals are canceled until futher notice. Your physical welfare is just as important to us as your spiritual welfare. We are continually monitoring the situation and will keep you informed through our website and Facebook page.
 

We will also continue streaming on Facebook live and YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4KqG3AMuVNVM3uCM7mrYw…

 

REOPENING GUIDELINES for Small Group & Wednesday Nights

After much prayer and discussion, we will begin the process of slowly reopening our Small Groups on Sunday mornings and our Wednesday night activities. 

 

We realize there will continue to be a wide range of emotions and opinions about these ministries gathering in-person again.  Some people may not want to gather in-person at this time.  Others have been ready to gather in-person for several week.  Therefore, we will need to extend much grace to one another through this process.

 

Although we will do it slowly, we do look forward to reopening these ministries.  Whether you are in the building or still joining online for worship service, we are a church united, and will remain that way as we slowly begin this reopening process.

 

Small Groups will reopen on Sunday, August 23 at 10:00 AM

 

Wednesday Night Activities will reopen on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 PM.

 

We will be practicing social distancing being 6ft apart unless you are in the same household. We will have hand sanitizer stations in each classroom.

 

  • On Wednesdays, adults, students and children will be screened when they arrive by checking temperature and asking a series of questions regarding symptoms of COVID-19. If an adult, student, or child has a temperature of 100 .0 or above they will be sent home immediately and if they have any other symptoms of COVID-19 they will be sent home as well.

 

  • We will offer to go style meals on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM. The meals will be prepared in advanced in “to go containers”. Adults, students and children will pick up their boxed meal in the fellowship hall and can eat inside or outside. We will provide can drinks or box drinks.

 

  • For the Kidz Ministry, each child will have their own supply kit in a bag that includes scissors, crayons, pencils, and/or supplies needed. This same bag with their name on it, they will use weekly.

 

What about Mask?

Mask are recommended but not required at all times.  Masks will be required entering the building/class and leaving class/building, but not while in class if social distanced. (Unless you have underlying health issues).

 

There will be undoubtedly be people with and without masks, so please extend grace to one another.

 

Thank you for your continued prayer and support as we walk this journey together.

 

We will have a protocol checklist for our attendees:

1. We strongly encourage the at-risk population to watch or participate in the service remotely.
2. If you have been sick or have any symptoms please stay home for the safety of others.
3. We will ensure proper spacing between attendees.
4. There will be at least two empty seats between parties in any row, except for members of the same household.
5. We will alternate rows between attendees.
6. We will have hand sanitizer available upon entering.
7. We encourage our attendees to maintain at least 6 feet separation for other individuals; and
8. Individuals are recommended to wear cloth face covering or non-medical grade face masks.

We have also placed these health protocols for our facilities:
1. Regularly and frequently clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs and restrooms.
2. Disinfect seats between services.
3. Makes hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available.
 

HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED TO EVERGREEN BAPTIST CHURCH?

As a church family, we must not forsake “the assembling of ourselves together” mandate found in Hebrews 10:25. We ask that you visit the church’s Facebook page “Evergreen Baptist Church”. Here’s what you will find.

Updates on church programming scheduling, and messages.

 

Keep in mind; the church provides you at no cost, access to Right Now Media, which has thousands of resources for every spiritual need.

 

WHAT IF I NEED PASTORAL CARE?

We care deeply about the needs of our congregation. Because most hospitals, surgery centers, and nursing homes are limiting visitation to just those receiving medical attention, we are honored to counsel and pray with you over the phone, by text, or email. We ask that you, please continue sharing your needs and prayer requests with us. You can reach us by calling 979/777-4837. You can also email us at evergreenbaptist.iola@gmail.com.

 

HOW DO I GIVE MY TITHE?

We recognize the importance of obeying the biblical command to bring our tithes to the Lord’s House (Malachi 3:10). We need you to continue tithing because missionaries, ministries, and ministers rely on your contributions. No doubt, many in our church will also be negatively impacted by the pandemic, and thus, need our help.

 

 Because we will endeavor to keep the church office open, you can mail your tithe to the address below, give on line at www.EvergreenBaptist.net under the “GIVE” tab or simply text “GIVE” to 346/274-6070 and follow prompts .

Evergreen Baptist Church 8834 CR 172 Iola, TX 77861

 

 Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus and is part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop severe illness. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. Most people recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

Like many other viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to- person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website. You can also find more information from the following websites.

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/

Texas Department of Health and Human Services: https://hhs.texas.gov/

 

HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The most important news is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Anyone who turns from his sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all his sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.

If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So, let’s spread the news that death has been defeated, and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.

 

In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the loving, sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
  • Stay closely connected to the church family. Participate in worship gatherings online.
  • Continue to give financial offerings faithfully, so the ministry of the church thrives all the more amid difficult days.
  • Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.