CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (June 14, 2020)

Our church schedule over the next several weeks will be greatly altered.

Even though the public gatherings of PBC will look different, the ministry of PBC will continue.

Decisions will be made weekly based on national, state and local recommendations. Our general posture is to not cancel services unless we feel it is absolutely necessary for the good of our church and our neighbors. This is one of those times. As of now, all activities and events are suspended so we can do our best to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Our Gatherings

  • Service meets at 10:00 a.m., at the West Campus. Service is available for older adults, 50 and above. Rows and chairs are spaced out, and we ask 1) maintain distance (no handshakes, etc.) 2) masks are recommended 3) hand sanitizers are available, and encouraged. Bear with us and pray for wisdom as we move forward.
  • As for now, Wednesday service is at 6:00 p.m., virtual service only on Facebook Live.
  • Our church facilities continue to be closed until further notice.
  • The Church Office will be open on Mondays but with limited access.
  • The Child Development Center opened on Monday, May 18, 2020.
  • Please make sure you like and follow our Facebook Group: PBC Kids for updates on children’s events.
  • Follow the healthcare guidelines; wash your hands, hand sanitizer, keeping social distance, stay at home. cdc.gov/coronavirus

Communication and Prayer

  • Please stay in touch with each other particularly regarding those who are limited in the mobility and the elderly; phone calls, cards, letters, etc..
  • Please share with us any unexpected needs you have and prayer request; email pbc@providencealive.com
  • We will do our best to keep you informed as we make changes or see needs. In the days ahead we will update our Facebook page and this website page

Helping the Community

  • Lee County Emergency Feeding Program: We don’t want any children going hungry during this crisis. If you have children in the Lee County, Opelika, Auburn School Systems who are currently food insecure please call 211, Monday – Friday, 8a-4p. To register for a box of non-perishable food you will need to provide your name and address as it appears on your driver’s license. Distribution will begin Wednesday, March 25 at designated distribution locations. This service is provided by Lee County Alabama Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Food Bank of East Alabama (click here to help with this effort), United Way of Lee County, Local Churches, Area Schools, Mend.
  • Support the local food bank www.foodbankofeastalabama.com
  • Give blood East Alabama Medical Center receives 100 percent of its blood supply from the LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, with the vast majority coming from the blood center on the main EAMC campus (505 E. Thomason Circle, Opelika). The blood supply in America is facing an unprecedented challenge due to COVID-19. Large numbers of blood drives are being cancelled daily and donors are increasingly practicing social distancing, as they should. Hospitals are likely to see critical shortages of blood products occur in the near term if the trajectory does not change. If you are healthy and able, we encourage you to call the local LifeSouth office at 334-705-0884 to schedule an appointment. LifeSouth is limiting the number of donors in the center at one time so as to keep donors and staff at appropriate distances. They are doing the same at their blood drive buses.

Trust God

In a message from Ronnie W. Floyd, President & CEO SBC Executive Committee, “May this be a generational moment when the Lord revives His church in America, and His Spirit ushers in the next Great Awakening in the United States of America. May it set a new path forward for our nation in every way, and set our hearts focused as never before on reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state and every nation. We are praying for you.”