• Bible Believers Baptist Church: Bible Believers Baptist Church, three miles west of I-27 on Rockwell Road between Amarillo and Canyon, will have normal service times — 10 a.m. Bible Study, 11 a.m. preaching and 7 p.m. for Sunday evening services. Live streaming and archived messages on website biblebelieversbaptist.com. TV Broadcast KZBZ, at 10 a.m. cable channel 6, or 10.2 over regular airwaves. Radio program "The Bible Says,” at 9 a.m. on 1440AM, KPUR (note the new station).
• Bell Avenue Church of Christ: After careful consideration of both state and local recommendations regarding the reopening process, the elders of the Bell Avenue Church of Christ have resumed the Sunday morning worship services. All additional assemblies and activities are postponed until further notice, but Amarillo residents may continue to live stream services by visiting www.bellavenue.org and clicking the media tab. A midweek adult class will also be posted to our Facebook page by 7 p.m. each Wednesday. For additional inquiries, contact the church office at 355-2351.
• First Baptist Church: On May 31, First Baptist Church will gather again at 12th and Tyler for worship. We have established the following guidelines to ensure the safest possible experience.
High Risk Categories
– Both those who are at risk (elderly or those having underlying health conditions) and those who pose a risk to others (showing symptoms or having been exposed to others showing symptoms within the last 14 days) are encouraged to remain in their homes and participate in the worship services on television or online.
– In consideration of others, please do not attend if you have uncontrolled allergies, a common cold, or any other infirmity that would display the same symptoms as the coronavirus.
• New Worship Schedule (temporary)
– New morning service times are 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
– Evening service will remain broadcast/stream only at 6 p.m.
– Due to limited ability to social distance in classrooms, Bible Study/ Sunday School, and other activities will continue with the online formats only.
– Childcare will not be provided. Worship attenders are welcome to bring their children into the sanctuary (babies included). Enter for worship from north and west. Exit east and southeast. Please don’t enter more than 10 minutes early.
– Safe distancing will be practiced, as family units will maintain six feet of space between themselves and the next worshiper. Every other pew, or row of balcony chairs, will remain vacant.
– Safe distancing will be practiced in the hallways.
– Elevators are to be used by only one household at a time.
– We will have a “no hugs, no handshakes” policy.
– The chapel will be available for overflow seating.
– All in attendance are encouraged to bring their own face masks for both their protection and the protection of others.
– The Fellowship Hall will be considered a safe zone, with masks required.
– Children will stay seated with their families during Pastor’s Pals.
– Enter for worship only through West (Harrison Street) and North (Preschool entrance) doors for all services. Exit only through East (Tyler Street) and Southeast (Rotunda/Fellowship Hall) doors.
– Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the worship start time, as sanitizing teams will be working for your safety.
– No valet parking, as this requires someone else to enter your vehicle.
– No offering plate will be passed; offering will be taken at the doors.
– Worshipers will be dismissed in an orderly fashion.
– The entire housekeeping staff of FBC will be onsite for all services, serving as our sanitizing team, disinfecting all “high touch” surfaces between services.
– FBC staff/ushers will assist with both seating and exiting the sanctuary.
– No hymnals/pew Bibles will be used during this time.
– Overflow space will be available in the fellowship hall (safe zone, mask required) and chapel (mask recommended) should we exceed a safe capacity in the sanctuary.
Polk Street United Methodist:
Tentatively projecting a re-opening date to be June 1, with in-person worship hopefully resuming on June 7. Making preparations as this date approaches.
• First Presbyterian
Following 4Amarillo guidelines: Services online with no more than 10 people in our building maintaining social distancing of six feet at all times. We also learned that as a church that provides social services and does graveside services we can maintain our office hours as long as we have no more than 10 people in our building at one time.
To adhere to this 10-person limit during the week, most of our program staff will be working from home, only coming in as needed. We will continue to reach out to our church members offering online discipleship experiences and devotionals that you can find on our webpage at http://firstpres.com/first-pres-live. Our Business Office and a few other key staff will be in the building to help with mailings, accounting, payroll and other key functions of our church.
• Central Church of Christ
Central is planning a target date of May 31 to re-open public Sunday morning worship assemblies as long as it is safe and sensible to do so. Our aim is to glorify God together with our faith community in a way that supports our city leaders and public health officials; that demonstrates concern and takes responsibility for our community; and that expresses Christian love for our neighbors. We are asking our church family to observe the guidelines below as we begin to come back together:
– Ushers will take worshipers from the doors to their seats in the worship center
– Congregants will keep at least six feet of distance between them at all times
– Worshipers will sit in designated pews with at least two empty rows between them
– All will be encouraged to wear facemasks (bring your own; we’ll provide for those without)
– Households may sit together with at least six feet between different households
– No communion trays passed in the rows; we’ll provide individual communion kits at the doors
– No offering trays passed; collection baskets at the main door
– Worshipers dismissed one row or household unit at a time by ushers
– Restrooms taped off at six feet intervals
– Ground level access only; all elevators and stairs are closed
– Hand sanitation stations near each door
– All “high-touch” areas sanitized for each service: Worship service pews; door handles and knobs, counter tops, tabletops, restrooms; everything from the west doors through the worship center and around the concourse; all water fountains taped off. No coffee / donuts / snacks served by the church.
– No Bible classes/Sunday School/Nursery/Childcare/Playscape.
This initial startup is for Sunday morning worship assemblies only. The church offices will reopen Tuesday May 26 or the Monday before the first Sunday back.
• Southwest Church of Christ
All ministers working at home. Minimal staff at church building. All worship services, Bible Classes, or other gatherings canceled. Includes Sunday morning worship services, Bible classes, Trek Groups, Wednesday evening classes, Ladies Bible classes, and many other events.
A worship service will be posted online at website southwest.org on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and will include worship in singing, communion thoughts, and teaching in our Bible Project 2020 series. Individually packaged communion supplies are available for members as long as supplies last. Call the church office with what you need and we will bring them to your car as you drive up or bring them to your home if needed. More online offerings will be coming soon in adult education, children’s education activities and other helpful services where needed.
• First Christian Church: First Christian Church of Amarillo will continue to hold its Sunday worship services for the next few weeks in an online format, on YouTube and its Facebook page, at 10 a.m., according to the Rev. Brett Coe, senior minister. Hymns and communion are included in the service. The Rev. Dr. Jacob Miller, associate minister, will lead a Facebook live-streamed “worship moment” of hymns, scripture and prayer at 2:30 p.m. each Tuesday from his piano. All are invited to tune in to either or both services.
• Hillside Christian Churches
In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, we will not be hosting services on-site at any of the Hillside campuses. We are also temporarily suspending all ministry events and midweek programming at all of our campuses. We will post an update each week, and we will have brand-new worship content ready each weekend.
All Hillside services will meet ONLINE ONLY at HillsideOnline.com, on Facebook (@hillsideonline), and on the Hillside App (mobile devices and Apple TV). We will continue to gather online rather than onsite until further notice. New online service times: 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; and 5 p.m.
• Paramount Baptist Church: “We are aware of the news that cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Amarillo. The city has raised our city-wide status, which means that public gatherings of more than 10 people are now canceled. In light of this instruction from our local government, we have decided to cancel in-person worship gatherings. To repeat, there will be no in-person worship gatherings.”
• Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Amarillo: Due to concerns regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all events and worship services have been canceled until further notice. We continue to reevaluate from time to time, keeping a pulse on synod, local, state, and federal recommendations.
• Arden Road Baptist Church
Due to updates from governor, implementing following procedures temporarily:
– Individuals with underlying at-risk health conditions asked to stay at home.
– Ushers and greeters equipped with masks and gloves.
– Nurseries and children’s services and youth group and adult Sunday school classes suspended.
– Family units encouraged to sit together and maintain proper social distancing of six feet from other groups of 10 or more.
– Staff will sanitize seats, doors, other frequently touched surfaces between services. Use of hymnals temporarily suspended.
• Comanche Trail Church of Christ: Regular gatherings temporarily suspended. Online service 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
• St. Stephen United Methodist Church: All church activities still suspended. A Sunday morning worship service provided online. Pondering target date to open. “Hope it’s sooner rather than later.”
• Olsen Park Church of Christ: Assemble at 10 a.m., maintaining social distancing guidelines with individual Lord’s Supper elements provided, extra hand sanitizers and televisions in other rooms. Live streaming also will continue Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.
• Anna Street Church: will dismiss ALL services until further notice. All services cancelled likely at least through May.
• Church of Christ at the Colonies:
Drive-in worship service live at 10 a.m. in the parking lot at the church, 4500 Wesley Road. We will be worshiping together while sitting in our vehicles via FM 93.7. You will only be able to tune in while physically being in the parking lot. We have received permission from the mayor and the city manager to offer this opportunity to gather and worship together, but we must strictly adhere to the currently mandated social distancing requirements:
– Everyone must remain in their vehicles at all times.
– The rest room facilities will not be available for use!
– The Security Team will be present to direct you, from the Wesley Road entrances only, to the first available parking spot, where you must remain in your vehicle.
– Do not feel obligated to attend. If you are ill or have not left your home during these last few weeks, please STAY AT HOME. We will continue to provide the video sermon and other worship resources for you to access from home online.
– Do not carpool with others that are not a part of your household.
– NO HONKING OF HORNS as a greeting or SHOUTING AMEN. We are in a residential area and we want to be good neighbors.
– This in not meant to be an attention-generating event, strictly an opportunity to gather and worship together. All attending must adhere to social distancing guidelines.
– Wearing a facemask is optional as we won’t be leaving our vehicles.
Jeff will be sharing a brief lesson with us via FM 93.7, Dusty will lead us in a couple of old and favorite gospel songs. We will be sharing Communion together but we ask you to bring your own juice and crackers.
Your church missing? Send email to Faith@Amarillo.com no later than Wednesday before Sunday date of publication.