Hampstead Baptist Church exists to magnify the glory of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ by the exposition of Scripture and equipping Christ followers to be on mission for God through multiplication and sending.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28.
Coronavirus (COVID-19 update from Hampstead Baptist Church (HBC):
(as of 03/14/2020 In lieu of NC Governor Cooper’s request, HBC will cancel all classes and services until all COVID-19 restrictions are released. Please visit our FB page for further information & updates)
HBC has taken precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We instituted safety precautions last week with instructions from one of our members, who is a Family Physician in Hampstead. Our people have worked hard at being safe, using good hygiene, and exhibiting common sense, which has helped tremendously in keeping any virus at bay. We have also worked hard at making sure hard surfaces are clean and safe. However, due to the newest developments released on (03/14/20) by Governor Cooper, we will cancel all classes and services until virus gathering restrictions are released. Our leaders will meet Monday (03/16/20) to discuss further developments and will make further updates and announcements shortly after. Above all, let’s remember that all things work together for good and that our God is sovereign. Use this situation to bring glory to God and point people to Jesus. Finally, the following is a portion of the instruction from Dr. Mechelle Jones to our church. Please read and practice these common sense precautions:“Pastor Joey asked me to briefly talk about the Coronavirus now circulating in North Carolina.The Covid-19 virus is a new virus but is similar to the common cold virus and the influenza virus we see each year. Many who acquire this virus will have simple flu like symptoms which will resolve after a week to 10 days. However, for those of us who have an accumulation of birthdays or an accumulation of medical problems, it can be more severe and like influenza, can be deadly. Like other viruses, it can be spread from person to person before symptoms of the illness. Now Paul instructs us in 1 Corinthians 16:20 to greet each other with a holy kiss. And this is a Bible believing church, so we are good at kissing and hugging. However, in this time of spread of these viruses, we are asking you to protect yourself and others by following a few simple procedures. Please use hand sanitizers when you enter the church. This has been shown to decrease spread viruses. Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds! This is the time it takes to sing “Jesus loves me”. Jesus blood may wash away sin but we need soap and water for viruses! Now, about greeting each other, there are lots of ways to acknowledge our love for one another than just kissing. We can elbow bump, smile, or strike a pose, but let’s make sure we keep healthy by minimizing the exchange of viruses.What we know about this virus changes daily, so I’ll try to keep us updated, so we can go back to hugging as soon as possible.”
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