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Most Recent COVID-19 Response 

Fellowship Goldthwaite
COVID-19 Response –September 13, 2021

In keeping with Fellowship’s practices to respond to COVID-19 safely and timely, we are notifying all families of recent COVID cases that have impacted our church family. There was someone, who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 present on the campus of Fellowship on Sunday, September 12. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual(s) or details that may identify him or her. We as a church will take the necessary precautions and sanitize all areas affected.
We ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection.
*Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
*Sore throat;
*New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic
allergic, asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline): *Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
*New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

If you or any member of our church community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. And while we respect the right of every individual to choose, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask during your time on campus.
ALL of Fellowship Baptist Church’s COVID-19 Response updates are sent to all church members through text, email, and posted on our church website. To sign up for these services, please contact us at 325-646-7984.
Fellowship Goldthwaite Staff
Stewart Farrell, Sr. Pastor
Jonathan Sloan, Associate Pastor

Fellowship Goldthwaite Health and Wellness Response Plan

During these times of various health crises, Fellowship Baptist Church has developed an approach to help minimize the spread of infectious diseases within our church facilities, and church family.  We ask that you join us in this initiative so that we can maintain “face-to-face” worship services.  As a church family, great communication between you, and our church staff, is the key to staying physically healthy, just like prayer and Bible study is the key to staying spiritually healthy.  Moving forward, we ask that you partner with us to keep our church family healthy by following these steps:
1.     If you feel sick, or have been around someone that you know is sick, we ask that you stay home, and watch our services online.  Feel free to reach out to us on our app or website, or by call/text at (325) 646-7984 so that we can pray for you.
2.     Respect people’s space.  You may be a hugger, or a hand shaker.  Please remember that some people may not be like you.  We don’t want any of our church family to feel uncomfortable.  We’ve all had that awkward conversation of “I don’t know if you are a hand shaker, or not”.  That’s perfectly normal, and perfectly OK to have that conversation.  Unfortunately, it’s a normal phrase these days.  However, please have that conversation before you hug or shake hands with someone that’s uncomfortable.  We don’t want what we think is a loving gesture to be a stumbling block for those that want to join us for worship.
3.     If you have been to the doctor, and are getting a COVID test, and are awaiting results, or if you have been confirmed to have COVID, please contact your church staff at (325) 646-7984 so that we can pray with you, and give you some best practices for keeping the rest of our church family safe.
In the event that we have a confirmed case of COVID in our church family, we will attempt to notify you through text, email, and our church website.  If you haven’t signed up for these services yet, now is the time.   You may do this by Texting “FGCONNECT” to 94000.   It’s the best way for us to communicate with you.  Obviously, we will not share any names, or details about your health unless you specifically request it for prayer.
Finally, know that your church family loves you, and is here for you.  Whatever illness you have, we will walk beside you, and lift you up in prayer.  Please reach out to us anytime, and we can all work together to keep each other safe.