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A Plan for Re-Opening the Church Building

of Long Shoals Baptist


“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD.’ “

Psalm 122:1


     Based on the teaching found in “The Acts of the Apostles,” the early church spent time in prayer before every significant decision and movement of the Holy Spirit.

            Acts 1:4-8, 12-14                                             Acts 10

            Acts 4:23-35                                                    Acts 13:1-3

            Acts 6:1-7


     Long Shoals Baptist will take a Biblical approach to what is bound to be an important decision – we will begin by coming together to pray. We will stay aware of what is happening in our area concerning the Covid-19 Virus and adjust our plans as necessary.

      “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

                                                                            2 Timothy 1:7

We will move forward trusting the Lord, because He loves us, and seeking His wisdom and the guidance of His Holy Spirit.

      We will observe social distancing, so please respect the space of others by refraining from hugs and handshakes. Chairs in the Fellowship Room are spread out so that you may sit as a couple, with family of 3 or 4, or by yourself (please do not move chairs around). The Fellowship Room will be wiped down before each meeting. We have disposable masks for those who need one. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please keep your movements confined to the Fellowship Room, front hallway, and front hallway restrooms, so we can know where we need to sanitize after meetings, until we move into the Sanctuary and Sunday School Rooms.

      The Deacons and I have agreed to the following plan:

             Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 7:00pm – Prayer Service

                        Prayer in the Fellowship Room

                        50-person limit (sign up to attend so we can know the number)


            Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Prayer and Communion Service

                        Two meeting times 9:00am and 11:00am

                        Choose one service time and sign up / only the pastor at both times

                        Prayer and Communion in the Fellowship Room using disposable communion


50-person limit for each service time


            Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 7:00pm – Prayer Service

                        Prayer in the Fellowship Room with limit of 50 persons (sign up to attend)


     Praying toward ……. Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Worship Service

                        9:00am and 11:00am

                        By this time, we will have a better idea of number and whether to hold it in the

                            Fellowship Room or the Sanctuary.


     Sign up in one of the following ways, leaving your name, phone number, and number of people coming with you:             1. Call the Church office at (828) 684-7000,

                      or   2. Call Pastor Roger at (828) 458-9729,

                      or   3. Text Pastor Roger at (828) 458-9729,

                      or   4. Send an email to LSBC2day@yahoo.com.

Please contact us by 8:00pm the night before the service you are signing up for.If more than 50 people show up, we will have to ask them to come back at another time.


     We will continue the online Sunday and Wednesday services, since we realize some cannot come yet, and others are not comfortable with being in a group setting at this point. Also, our online services are reaching people well beyond our community – praise the Lord!


     Please sign up and come be with us if you are comfortable with doing so. If you are not feeling well, especially if you are running an elevated temperature, then please stay home and take care of yourself.


     We want to offer a time for prayer and fellowship, but with safety and respect for one another.


     We will need volunteer helpers to:

                 -          Clean after services

                 -          Usher

                 -          Whatever is needed, since we are in new territory.



“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God,

that you may know that you have eternal life,

and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him,

that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask,

we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

1 John 5:13-15


     Let us walk in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as we move forward in prayer, praise, and witness!



                                                                        Rev. Roger N Rearden, Pastor  (June 17, 2020)



Once we do re-start, it will still

be at least a couple weeks or

 more before we re-start Sunday

School and small groups.



We will continue the following: 

 Each Sunday our Morning Service will be

Online on this website and on Facebook by 10:00am

Sermon Series: "The Gospel of Luke" 


 Each Wednesday we will provide a Video

Prayer and Bible Study by 6:00pm

as we dig into

the Letter of James



 Online Sermon Link


Our church is still helping with a 

community ministry at the 

Avery's Creek Food Pantry.

Through NC Baptists On Mission

we are receiving a limited

amount of milk, cheese and meat

each week.   

Pray for the real-life needs of

people in our community.  



"By this shall all men know that ye

are my disciples, if ye have

love one to another."

John 13:35  



If you would like to keep your Tithe
you could send a check to the church at:
Long Shoals Baptist Church
661 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Be sure to write "tithe" on the
Memo line.
Our Finance Committee will be sure
your check goes into a tithing envelope. 
We will look into setting up On-Line
Giving as an option in the near future.
We mention this because tithing is
very important to many of our
 church membership
- it is part of our worship.





Rev. Roger N Rearden


Minister of Music:

Brenda Nybro



Long Shoals Baptist Church
661 Long Shoals Road Arden, North Carolina 28704
United States
Phone: 828-684-7000

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