Worshipping at The Bridge

Sundays, 9:00 am, INSIDE the Worship Center.

Maximum 200 seats and everyone must pre-register. Registration opens every Monday morning (via our website or church app) and closes on Saturday at noon  If you do not have access to the Internet, you can also call the church office (by Friday at 5pm) and we’ll be happy to help you register.

REGISTER FOR SUNDAY MORNING INDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE (9:00 AM)

Please note: Masks (worn over nose & mouth) must be worn at all times and 6 ft. physical distancing and 4 empty chairs between households are required. Most doors in the Worship Center will remain open, so if you plan to sit by a door consider bringing a jacket.

If you are uncomfortable with any of these State/Local requirements, or if you have been sick or around others (within the last 14 days) who are sick, please join us at home via livestream.

4:00 pm Outdoor Service is under review and cancelled until further notice.

In case you missed it, here is an excerpt from Pastor Paul’s January 3rd article about going back indoors to worship:

Dear TBBF Family.

A recent Supreme Court ruling in New York regarding the first amendment rights of churches caused the courts in Los Angeles to reverse their position and allow churches to meet once again indoors. The county health officers responded by issuing new guidelines for churches. They are still requiring that masks be worn by all people 3-years-old and up, and that we practice social distancing between family units. They also want us to register our attendance ahead of time which we will continue to make available to you on our website and app each week as long as it is required.

We are grateful to God for this answer to prayer. Each of us will now be allowed to exercise our freedom to weigh the health risks and determine what is best for our individual families. Many of you are considered high risk for Covid19 and/or live with people who are, and you may choose to stay home and watch online for a while. We know the Lord will give you wisdom (James 1:5).

Our elders have decided that we will begin having our in-person, indoor worship services again starting on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021, 9:00am. We will sanitize thoroughly, provide masks for those who don’t have them, and leave some doors open to increase air circulation. Childcare will not be provided initially. Until we can do that, we would love to see your whole family worship with us. We will Livestream the service for those who need to watch online. Registration opens on Monday mornings. We can accommodate approximately 200 in the worship center with social distancing. If more come, we will have overflow in Burch Hall. Pray for some of our staff and tech team members as we prepare.

Thank you for your patience, trust in and support of the elders over the past 9+ months (Heb. 13:17). Strong opinions have abounded on what we should or should not do. John Lydgate, 15th century poet, made a famous statement that has been quoted by others: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” That has been especially true in 2020. The elders of TBBF sought first and foremost to please the Lord. We prayed, searched the Scripture, observed what others were doing, sought wise counsel, and did our best to lead our precious church family.

Over this past year Covid-19 has impacted a number of our church members. A few died, a large number lost extended family members, and a growing number have tested positive with varying degrees of illness. On top of that, many of our members have been impacted financially and socially by the lockdowns. Please pray fervently for all in our church and reach out to as many as you can via phone call, text, email, and social media. Right now, we really need each other!

I am looking forward to seeing a number of you in person on January 3rd (morning and/or afternoon). I pray that it will be a great beginning to a fruitful year ahead. Until then,

 The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,

And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,

And give you peace.’

(Numbers 6:24-26 – NASB95)

In His Faithfulness,

Pastor Paul

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