Changes in church services as of Friday, March 20

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The following is a list of what area churches are doing in response to the gathering recommendations issued by the CDC and State of Kansas.

To include your church's information, email or call 223-2110.

Faith Baptist

Faith Church has transitioned to online services. These can be viewed at The church will live stream at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and rebroadcast at 11 a.m. The services are available on demand online through the week as well.

– Carie Fess, administrator, Faith Church

First Baptist Church of Fort Scott

First Baptist Church of Fort Scott will live stream a combined service with Cherry Grove Baptist Church. This service will be streamed at the normal time of 11 a.m. each Sunday. Due to the current health rules, the church has stopped all other activities.

First Presbyterian Church

Church leaders at the First Presbyterian Church voted Wednesday to cease face-to-face meetings until further notice. A plan is being compiled to provide Sunday services digitally.

Fort Scott First Southern Baptist Church

“I believe that people need the Light of the World in these dark times. So, we will continue to have church,” Pastor James Collins said. “That being said, we want to be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.”

Those who are elderly, have a weakened immune system, or are sickare encouraged to stay home and watch the livestream or the sermon on YouTube.

At the church, deacons will be at the front entrance to open doors ensuring nobody has to touch a door handle. The offering plate will not be passed. Instead, the usher will hold the plate and allow individuals to drop their offering directly inside. People are encouraged to not shake hands and keep a proper distance from each other.

The church cleaning crew, as always, will continue to clean and disinfect every area.

Trinity Lutheran Church – NEW INFORMATION

Trinity Lutheran Church has suspended all activities through March 29. There will be no worship, Bible study or ministry activities.