WHAT’S THE PLAN?

We can’t wait to join with you in person for worship and fellowship. We are currently in Phase 2 (Worship At Barnet Park) of our Regathering Plan. Look over our 4-Phase plan below on how we plan to regather over this summer!

Celebration Service

9:00 AM | Park opens 8:30 AM

Blended worship led by our Sanctuary Praise Team and Orchestra in contemporary worship arrangements and traditional hymns

Genesis Service

11:00 AM | Park opens 10:40 AM

Modern worship led by the Genesis Band

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Parking and Entering

Look at the map graphic to see the parking location for your worship service of choice.

 We are asking that everyone please cross at the intersection of East St. John St. and N. Converse St. for safety and ease of traffic flow.

For Handicapped/Preschool Parent Parking access, drive to the intersection with your flashers on, and an officer will direct you to the lot behind Chapman Cultural Center.

 

FAQ's for Gathering at Barnet Park

Click on a question below to expand the answer. We hope to see you at the park!

What should I wear & bring?

Dress comfortably for a morning outside at the park. The staff and Dr. Don will be dressed casually. In case of morning dew in the grass, you might consider close-toed shoes with decent treads.

Bring anything you would need for sitting outside: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, lawn chairs, blanket, water bottle, etc, and don’t forget your Bible! A hard copy might be easier to read in the sunlight.

Is seating provided?

There will not be seating provided, so make sure to bring a blanket or chair if you want one!

Family seating? Childcare?

We are asking for everyone to only sit with their household or family group at this time. There will not be childcare at this time, but the whole family is invited to sit together. These services are definitively family friendly!

Restrooms?

Barnet Park will have restrooms that are cleaned throughout the morning. Check our Parking Map above to see their location!

What about Masks?

Most of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks as an extra measure of precaution for you, but it is not required for you to wear one. We will not be providing masks, but you are welcome to bring one from home.

What about rain?

In case of bad weather, the decision will be made at 7:00 AM to do the services Online and Broadcast Only. We hope you would join us at home in worship like in previous weeks.

Are pets allowed?

We love our pets, but for Church At The Park, they will need to stay home, just like a regular church Sunday.

Can I bring food?

At this time, we are asking everyone not to bring food. While a picnic lunch after service sounds great, there will be a lot of cleaning after 9:00 AM Celebration and a lot of equipment being moved and taken down after 11:00 AM Genesis. We want everyone to be able to exit the park without the worry of food items and trash while the staff and volunteers serve and work.

Interpreter for the deaf?

Yes, for the 9:00 AM Celebration service.

Cleaning Regulations?

The City of Spartanburg is doing a great job of disinfecting and cleaning all the facilities at Barnet Park. All cleaning regulations will be followed under recommendation of the CDC. Our First Baptist cleaning crews will also be cleaning the restrooms periodically throughout the morning. The park will be closed for cleaning between 10:10–10:30 AM.

Can I still worship at home?

Absolutely! The streams and broadcast on WSPA will continue as usual. Visit www.fbs.org to see the streams live while they are happening.

Handicapped/Preschool Parking options?

Yes, we have a reserved parking lot for Handicap / Preschool Parents. Please approach the E. St. John / Converse St. intersection with emergency flashers on, and an officer will direct you to the parking lot. When you leave, you will need to turn left out of the parking lot and exit towards the Marriott, not the E. St. John St. intersection.

Barnet Park has 7 acres of open space with slopes and gradual steps, so we ask that you consider carefully the amount of physical walking needed to get to, from, and around the Park before joining us in-person. Both services will be online streaming, and Celebration will be on WSPA TV-7 at 11:00 AM if you want to worship with us from home.

Phase 2 Details

During Phase 2, we are worshipping together just across the street from our main campus at Barnet Park, 9:00 AM for Celebration and 11:00 AM for Genesis. Read more detailed information below

We will be following the Opening up America Again Guidelines Phase 1/2

  1. Individual Safety

Request Strict Safe Distancing

  • Masks (Optional)
  • Sanitizer Stations
  • No Handshakes
  • No Nursery & TKD
  • No On Campus Life Groups or Wed Activities on campus at FBS
  • Drop-off, Online, & Text Giving
  • Sick Must Stay Home
  • Intense Cleaning of High Traffic Areas
  1. Church Programming
  • Start Date: May 17
  • Two Service Times – 9:00 and 11:00.
  • Life Groups and other activities will continue Online.
  • Continue Online Connections
  • Continue Live Stream for “Vulnerable”

Phase 3 Details

During Phase 3, we are coming back onto our campus for worship only: Celebration at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary | Genesis at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Hangar.

Read more detailed information below.

We will be following the Opening up America Again Guidelines Phase 3

  1. Individual Safety

Request Strict Safe Distancing

  • Masks (Optional)
  • Sanitizer Stations
  • No Handshakes
  • No Nursery & TKD
  • No On Campus Life Groups or On Campus Wed Activities
  • Drop-off, Online, Text Giving
  • Spaced Sanctuary Seating
  • Sick Must Stay Home
  • Intense Cleaning of High Traffic Areas
  • Remove Bibles, Hymnals, Connect Cards, Pencils, and Envelopes in Pews
  1. Church Programming
  • Proposed Start Date: TBD
  • 2 Celebration and 2 Genesis Services –
    • Sanctuary – Max Total Capacity – 442
    • Hangar – Max Total Capacity – 232
  • Life Groups and church activities continue online
  • Continue Online Connections
  • Continue Live Stream for “Vulnerable”

Phase 4 Details

During Phase 4, we are continuing to worship on campus: Celebration at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary | Genesis at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Hangar.

Additionally, childcare, small gatherings, and life groups will resume.

Read more detailed information below.

We will be following the Opening up American Again Guidelines

Phase 4

  1. Individual Safety

Reduce to Minor Safe Distancing

  • Masks (Optional)
  • Sanitizer Stations
  • No Handshakes
  • Resume Nursery & TKD
  • Resume Life Groups & Wed Activities
  • Drop-off, Online, Text Giving
  • Increased Sanctuary Seating
  • Sick Must Stay Home
  • Intense Cleaning of High Traffic Areas
  • Bibles, Hymnals, Connect Cards, Pencils, and Envelopes returned to pew racks
  1. Church Programming
  • Proposed Start Date: TBD
  • Continue 2 and 2 with Max capacity raised to
    • Sanctuary – 650
    • Hangar – 360
  • Small Gatherings Resume
  • Continue Online Connections
  • Life Groups and activities resume
  • Continue Live Stream for “Cautious”

We’re excited to see what God does over this summer and into the fall semester. As with any plan for the future, ultimately God will establish our steps. Your safety is most important to us, and each of these Phases is subject to change as needed. If you have additional questions about the schedule, don’t hesitate to call or email the church at 864.583.7245 | info@fbs.org.

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