Seize the Moment – Day 240

Leadership Update!


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, November 12.


A leadership update this morning: Indiana’s governor just announced a new targeted county-level system of restrictions on social gatherings that goes into effect this Sunday, November 15. This is a major adjustment from the Stages 1-5 plan and your church leaders are in discussion on its implications to us. I encourage you to read the state-wide directive to learn more.


The good news is that churches are exempt from these restrictions, but we are still a place of concern for community health and well-being. Therefore, we are to wear face masks when not social distanced and to follow social distancing plans for all activities. As you know, we have been on top of safety and sanitary efforts at FBC, and we will continue to do so. This is a new normal.


We are fully open and I encourage everyone to prayerfully come back to church and rebuild good spiritual rhythms in their lives, we also call you to prudence and patience if you have health concerns. Never forget that your mental, emotional and spiritual health are important, too.


In other news: thank you to everyone who participated and voted in Sunday’s congregational meeting. We had a good turnout, well exceeded our quorum, and the 2021 budget and slate of officers all were approved with a high majority of votes. It is so good to dwell in unity as a church, especially in a culture that is so divided over everything. I am hopeful for our future!


As you drive by our church building, you will see a lot of great work being done. All of our new HVAC units are being installed. Those antiquated, original to the Wal Mart building HVAC units are finally going away and new more energy-efficient and cost-effective units are going up. More visible improvements on their way; stay engaged and remain hopeful for 2021.


2021 is going to be a year of promise!


Seize the moment and be hope-bearers!


Have a wonderful day!

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