In-Person Activities

Date: 3/31/20 5:30pm
Subject: Closures through April 30

In keeping with Governor Abbott's extension of the Shelter In Place order, Columbus Avenue Baptist Church will take the following actions...

In-Person Activities suspension will be extended through April 30. Worship services will be live-streamed at 9am on the web and Facebook and at 11am on CW12.


Date: 3/31/20 3:30pm
Subject: Closures through April 21

In keeping with the City Council's and Mayor Deaver's extension of the Shelter In Place order, Columbus Avenue Baptist Church will take the following actions...

In-Person Activities suspension will be extended through April 21. Worship services will be live-streamed at 9am on the web and Facebook and at 11am on CW12.


Date: 3/25/20 12:15pm
Subject: Closures through April 7

In keeping with the City Council's and Mayor Deaver's extension of the Shelter In Place order, Columbus Avenue Baptist Church will take the following actions...

In-Person Activities suspension will be extended through April 7. Worship services will be live-streamed at 9am on the web and Facebook and at 11am on CW12.


Date: 3/23/20 10am
Subject: Closures through April 3

In keeping with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, Columbus Avenue Baptist Church will take the following actions...

In-Person Activities suspension will be extended through April 3. Worship services will be live streamed at 9am on the web and Facebook and at 11am on CW12.


 

Dear church family,

I have received many notes of gratitude for the televised and streamed worship service on Sunday morning, and I hope that you experienced God’s gracious presence wherever you were worshipping! What a comforting and awe-inspiring thought that the Lord has “encircled me” and “placed His hand on me” wherever I may be (Psalm 139:1-6)! We have great confidence and hope because He is leading us in the “everlasting way” (Psalm 139:24). Join us again via TV or web on Sunday as we worship our omnipresent God! 

As we continue into the uncharted waters ahead, our ministry team and church leadership have been working to respond wisely and quickly to the changing guidelines from our national, state, and local officials. We have developed a plan for our church to continue our ministry during the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” outlined by President Trump yesterday as well as to prepare for how we will do ministry after the 15 day timeframe. 

15 Days to Slow the Spread – Columbus Avenue Updates
  • Church offices will close to visitors from March 18-31. The staff will still be working remotely, so please continue to communicate via phone and email.
  • In person activities suspension will be extended through March 31. Worship services, Sunday school, ColumbusU, and special events will not meet in person during this time. Worship services will be live streamed at 9am on the web and Facebook and at 11am on CW12.
  • Funeral and memorial services will still be held but will be open for family and close friends only. Live stream of the services will be provided for those who want to participate but cannot attend in person. Go to https://cabcwaco.org/stream to access the live stream at the time of the service. Our facilities utilized during an event will be disinfected after each event. This will apply to the funeral service for Ruth Brattlof on Wednesday at 1pm.
  • TheCENTER will be closed to visitors through March 31.
  • The CDC will remain closed to visitors through March 27 and will reopen with revised drop off/pick up and operational procedures provided by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Prayer requests and pastoral care needs can be shared to prayer@cabcwaco.org.
  • Volunteer opportunities and requests for help will be facilitated through our new “Love Your Neighbor” ministry. More information about the “Love Your Neighbor” ministry will be shared in the Avenuer tomorrow, but it will help us respond to needs and opportunities created by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Sunday school classes and Community Groups will receive information later this week about how they can meet remotely.
  • New, online content created and curated by our ministry staff team will also be announced in the Avenuer tomorrow. Watch out for “The Shelley Show” coming in the afternoons for kids as well as for preschool ministry content from preschool volunteers such as Mrs. Christi!

Our hope is to return to regular operations after the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” horizon. However, we have plans in place for our ministry to continue even if some restrictions are still in place in April. We will communicate those plans as we receive further guidelines from national, state, and local officials.

While our circumstances have changed, our mission to joyfully live and lead others to a Jesus-shaped life has not! Let’s look for ways to love our neighbors. Today, pray today for the protection of our health care workers, especially those in emergency rooms and clinics. Pray as well that the peace of Christ would rule our hearts (Colossians 3:15) so that we can point others to that peace!

Josh Vaughan, Senior Pastor
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church


 

Date: 3/13/20 4:00pm
Subject
: All in-person church activities postponed...

Dear Church family, 
As I’m sure you are aware, our area school districts are extending Spring Break as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19. We too can “love our neighbors as ourselves” in a practical way by not gathering in large groups for a season. Therefore, we will be making the following adjustments:

  • All in-person church activities including worship services, Sunday school, ColumbusU, and special events will not be held until after March 27. 
  • Our TV broadcast will continue at 11:00 am on theCW and live stream will be on our website and Facebook page at 9:00 am. Music will be led this Sunday by both Dr. Paul Etter and Will Norvell.  Our sermon series, Family of Faith, walking through the Gospel According to Luke will continue with Pastor Josh preaching. 
  • The Child Development Center and theCENTER will be closed through March 27.
  • The church office will be closed Monday, March 16, but will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, March 17.

Continue to pray for our Spain mission team as they make their way home this weekend. 

While we are temporarily adjusting our way of life, our mission to joyfully live and lead others to a Jesus-shaped life has not changed! Pray for opportunities to point people to the one place of true stability and peace, Jesus Christ! 

For the glory of God and the good of others,
Josh Vaughan
Senior Pastor
Columbus Avenue Baptist a Church

For ongoing updates, go to cabcwaco.org/updates