#CORONAVIRUS2020 UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 20:7

WILL SERVICES CONTINUE AT UNITY?

Available via Facebook & Instagram Livestream & UnityBaptist.us
 
Families are invited to join us IN THE UNITY PARKING LOT for Worship AT YOUR VEHICLE. (4951 Mt. Sinai Road, Prince George, VA)
  • Bring your blanket, chair and coffee.
  • A “socially distanced” Offering Opportunity will be made available.
  • Please be mindful of healthy boundaries and touches.
  • The building will be closed and childcare will not be provided.
      • Please come prepared for any personal needs.
BRING CANNED GOODS FOR THE PRINCE GEORGE FOOD BANK  
 
Currently, all other services & activities are Cancelled until announced. 
 
We always love worshipping and studying God’s Word with you. However, if you are concerned about subsequent exposure and its impact to your health, stay home and worship with us through our online and mobile app offerings. We understand and look forward to this season passing and the time when you can physically join us again.
 

Covid Adjusted Church Meetings (Facebook & Instagram)

  • Weekly DRIVE-IN WORSHIP – Sunday’s 10a – UNITY PARKING LOT
  • Youth Devotionals & Interactives w/Pastor David – M-F mornings
  • Family Devotionals w/Pastor Chris – M-F 8p
  • Family Worship w/Scott Brooks – Nightly
  • Adult Sunday School – check your Facebook Class Group
  • Kids Sunday School – Sundays 7p via Zoom
    • Contact Church Office, Pastor Chris or a Kids Min Leader for Meeting ID
  • Youth Service – Sundays 6p via Zoom
      • Contact Pastor David, Student Min Leader or Church Office for Meeting ID

HELP SUPPORT FAMILIES IN NEED

  1. Give Online: us/Give
    • IN THE COMMENTS SECTION WRITE “BENEVOLENCE”
  2. Give in Person
    • Drop Off at Church Building
    • Sundays 9:30a – 11:30a – Drive-In Worship
    • Tuesday – Friday 9a – 2p
  3. Drop Off Canned Goods
    • Drop off at Church Building
    • to benefit the Prince George Food Bank
  4. HANDS ON
    1. Pack PG School Lunches and/or Load Coolers
    2. Adopt-a-Senior (phone calls, grocery/med runs, etc)

 

Thank You! Your gifts MAKE A DIFFERENCE to CONTINUE supporting great Missionaries, Ministries & Global Relief Efforts for the Kingdom of Christ at Unity and with our associates.
 

HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED?

Here are a few practical ideas & Ministry Opportunities:

  • Reach out to any elderly in your life and our Body. See if they need anything, and minimize their risk of exposure by shopping for them, picking up medications, etc. Their risk is the most dire.
  • If you know someone who is in the healthcare profession in our community and their hours begin to be increased due to this event, offer to watch their children.
  • Be at peace when this topic comes up. Perfect Love has cast out your fear.
  • Do your best not to ask for refunds from your kids’s schools, activities, etc, should cancellations occur. They will be hurt enough by this.
  • Let your children, be children. It is not okay to burden them with a situation they cannot understand or control. Your goal as a parent is to not allow any anxiety you feel to overwhelm their hearts. Your goal is teach them you trust Jesus.
  • Look for and seize opportunities to share that we Christians do not fear. This is not foolishness or skepticism, we simply have another Hope.

 

WHAT PRECAUTION IS UNITY TAKING?

At Unity we have a great Cleaning Contractor that has been regularly disinfecting most surfaces weekly for several years. Due to recent events, this has been increased to disinfect all possible touchpoints (e.g., door handles, light switches, table tops, etc.) throughout the building. Unity is taking extra cleaning precautions at this time, including wiping down all common area touchpoints during this season of interruption with a certified disinfectant.

 

WHAT PRECAUTIONS CAN I TAKE?

Naturally, we love worshipping with you, however if you are feeling sick, running a fever or have been knowingly exposed, the best way to worship with the Unity Family is at home with our live stream at 10:00am on our Facebook Page

You can access our sermons from Facebook, our website UnityBaptist.us or the Unity Baptist Va  app for Android or for iOS.  

 

HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF CORONAVIRUS?

We recommend you listen to this short 16 minute podcast from Desiring God Ministries on how to think Biblically and respond with compassion to our neighbors and the nations regarding this global health concern. 

When fear begins to attack our hearts, we remember this: our great God is not caught off-guard nor surprised by anything. In the midst of these anxieties He is our Rock, our Fortress, and our Salvation (Psalm 27).

As Christians in America, we are blessed to live in great conveniences and comforts compared to others around the world. So when seasons arise for us to feel threatened and anxious, it becomes essential to remember a few things.

The Church has always existed in anxious times. But the Church always steps into the darkness of uncertainty to shine as lights. This is what we do — this is who we are.

Let me give 2 examples:

#1 – During the plague of AD 251 that swept through the Roman Empire decimating the population, people fled the cities, leaving the suffering and dying. Only the Christians stayed to minister to the infected. They did not think of themselves, but cared for the sick, ignoring their own well being, often at the cost of their lives.

#2 – During the Fall of 1793, when yellow fever swept through Philadelphia, hospitals were overwhelmed, and dead bodies rotted in homes. Again, it was the Church who served the sick when others isolated themselves for fear of catching the disease. May we be reminded that the Gospel we proclaim and joyfully sing about on Sunday mornings, also calls us to live sacrificially in the face of crisis.

Dearest Unity Family, the Coronavirus threat is not just a storm we must weather, Jesus is giving us new windows of opportunity to minister in a season of fear. In doing so we testify to the truth that this world is not our home, we are citizens of another. God created and set this world in order and is Sovereign over ALL, including debilitating micro-organisms. So let’s show our friends, family, and co-workers how real this is!

 

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

The coronavirus is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.

If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus Christ. To talk with someone about this, please call the church office (804-458-7440), email Office@UnityBaptist.us, or message us on social media.

 

As we continue to monitor further developments, you can find updates here, on this page, and on our social media accounts.