It has come to our attention that two church members who attended worship services last Sunday, August 23rd have tested positive for COVID-19 this week. These members exhibited no symptoms at the time. All CDC precautions were observed during the worship service. However, some members may have been exposed outside of the worship service either in the parking lot or at an offsite event. For your reference, the CDC defines an exposure as having close contact with a COVID-19 positive person for 15 minutes or greater, without wearing masks or eye protection. The church has done due diligence in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health to ensure all safety steps were in place for members and staff. The process by the state of Virginia is that when positive tests are received, the Virginia Department of Health does contact tracing to notify all individuals who may have been exposed. If you believe you may have met the criteria for exposure, I recommend you reach out to your physician for guidance. The guidance you will likely receive is to self-quarantine for 14 days and to take a test if you become symptomatic.
One of the steps that has been in place is a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the building before and after each worship service. This cleaning has been completed per the routine which includes disinfecting high contact areas such as doorknobs, church pews, hand railing, etc.
However, in an abundance of caution and concern for any of the members who might have been in attendance on August 23rd, it has been decided that we will cancel worship services for the next two Sundays. There are no concerns about the sanitation of the building as it has been deep cleaned, and the virus does not survive greater than 72 hours on any given surface. However, this is to minimize the risk to other members who might have unknowingly been exposed last week.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your deacon or the church office for more information.
All other in person activities remain postponed or rescheduled online until further notice.
God is still in control and wants you to use this situation to benefit yourself and others. Most of us continue to spend large amounts of time at home, you should continue your daily Bible reading and continue to pray regularly for others. If possible please join with your fellow church members and be in prayer Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. (before the online service). If you have prayer needs, send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Mark on his cell: 703-268-1883. You can also send a prayer request via our website. Go to www.my-hbc.org and scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Submit a Prayer Request” form.
Please join us each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. on the HBC’s YouTube channel. You can access our services through our website:
or directly on YouTube:
This way, we can all worship together!
In addition to the Sunday Morning Sermon, HBC has started several Bible Studies using online Zoom meetings. We currently have two Sunday morning online Bible Studies, a Monday morning online Women’s Bible Study, a Wednesday night online Bible Study and Prayer Meeting and a Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study. We encourage all who would like to attend any of these online Bible Studies to contact the church office for meeting invitations.
If you are not interested in joining a Study using Zoom, you can watch a recording of the Bible Study via our website. Go to www.my-hbc.org, at the top of the page, in the center tap “WORSHIP” then tap “OTHER VIDEO” then you will be presented with a page of all of current Bible Study recordings.
You can also follow this direct link: HBC Online Bible Study Recordings
The HBC family has been very faithful the last two month continuing to support the work of HBC in the local community with their tithes and offerings. This has enabled HBC to continue being a resource for the local community. Please continue to support the church financially by sending in your tithes and offerings in one of these ways:
- Mail a check to Haymarket Baptist Church, 14800 Washington St., Haymarket, VA 20169.
- Make a payment through the website, HBC Stewardship scroll to the bottom and fill out the requested information.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble,” (Psalm 46:1).
Remember that church members all have deacons assigned to them so you can also contact your deacon.
The church calendar will be kept up to date as the COVID-19 issue continues to develop: HBC Calendar