The purpose of this blog is to collect information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, as it relates to FMBC and its members, in one spot.  As a blog, information will be continually added as it becomes available — with the newest information displayed first and older information can be found by scrolling down through the entries.

Please “bookmark” this page and return to it frequently to get the latest information and messages from the Pastor and others.

A message from the Pastor
4/2/2020

Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

This is my effort to keep the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church family informed regarding the business matters of the church during these times in which we find ourselves.

We are in the first week of the “Stay at Home” executive order issued by Minnesota’s governor. I pray all of you are safe and following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for social distancing. May we continue to pray for a miracle to be brought forth and God’s glory be seen.

Meetings will continue to be held virtually either via Zoom or conference calls until further notice.

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Sunday School
COVID-19 Update
4/1/2020

More than ever, we need the comfort and unsurpassed peace that only our Jesus can provide.  Even though we are physically separated due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing to identify creative ways to study His Word as one.

Most adult classes are meeting in alternative spaces such as Facebook; teleconference; and YouTube. IF you do NOT have a Sunday school class, and would like the opportunity to study, please contact us at StudyTheWord@fellowshipmb.org. We will attempt to match you with a teacher.

Parents/guardians/grandparents, we know our school-aged children are currently completing their studies at home. Schools have provided lesson plans so they maintain their skills and knowledge. We believe it is just as important, if not more, that all of our children continue bible study at home as well to continue their spiritual growth. We are currently identifying ideas and activities to share. Please check back for recommendations and suggestions to consider sharing at home.

FMBC Sunday School Classes

State of Minnesota
Executive Order
03/25/2020

Dear Fellowship family,

Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Your health and well-being continue to be the priority of the church leadership and me as we continue to walk by faith.

Therefore, in compliance with the March 25, 2020Stay at Home” executive order issued by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz; the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will close for the next two weeks.

The executive order goes into effect Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Our offices will close Friday at noon.

Download Rev. Gallmon’s Complete Response

Wednesday Evening Prayers
7:00 – 8:00pm
3/23/2020

Pastor Gallmon is calling all those who want to gather together to pray!  Each Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the ministers and deacons of FMBC will be on hand to receive you.

We will make rooms available so that in compliance with the current guidance, there will be no more than 10 people in each room. Within the rooms, each individual will be able to maintain 6 feet between themselves and the next person.

Because of growing concerns about social gatherings, Rev. Gallmon has modified the program and has asked all that can, stop what ever they are doing and join us in prayer — in place.  Download his letter for details.

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The specific focus of our prayer time are the following:

  • Healing for all those who have this virus or who may be diagnosed with it in the future
  • For medical intervention in the form of a vaccine or cure
  • For God to send a miracle to resolve all that has resulted from this virus  – the layoffs, the schools closing, over-full hospitals and over-worked medical staff, social injustices, the hoarding, etc.
  • The leadership
  • The safety of the total body of Christ.

Be sure to pray from wherever you are beginning at 7:00 pm.  Much prayer, much power!

Download Rev. Gallmon’s Letter

First 10;00am Service in COVID-19 Era
03/22/2020

The 10:00 am Service was Live-Cast over Facebook.  Because so many organizations are using Live-Cssting to support social distancing during gatherings (we limited attendance to 30 healthy, low risk members), the broadcasting band was crowded and the quality of the video was poor.

You can go to our Facebook page to view a recording of the service.  For those who do not have Facebook, you can view a recording on YouTube: select the button below.

View 3/22/2020 Service

COVID-19 Resources
3/21/2020

We have compiled a list of various resources to help individual cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Download the PDF file of these resources with the link button below:

Download COVID-19 Resources

Rev. Gallmon Update
3/19/2020

Transcript: Rev. Gallmon’s Facebook Video

Transcript

Key Points

  1.  All Church Saturday activities cancelled.
  2.   Sunday School cancelled for next 3 weeks
  3.   Sunday’s 10:00am Worship Service will be streamcast via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/Fellowshipmbcmpls
  4.   Consistent with guidelines, up to 30 healthy members may join the service; contact office for reservation; leave message after office hours.  This is the absolute limit.
  5.   Plans are discussed regarding in-home, Communion on the 1st Sunday.

Check back here for new information and updates and changes to this information.

Video via YouTube

Rev. Gallmon Update
3/14/2020

After meeting with the board chairs and vice chairs regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, I believe the Lord is leading us to proceed with worship on Sunday.We recognize this is a fluid situation and as promised, we want to keep you updated. First, the Women Ministry Leadership Team (WMLT) and the Iron Men’s Prayer Breakfast that was scheduled for today, March 14,has been cancelled. However, Fellowship will be open this weekend for all rehearsals, Sunday School,and Sunday worship service.

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Rev. Gallmon  Letter
3/12/2019

Dear Fellowship family,

As your pastor, your health, safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to me. The FMBC leadership and I, through prayer and our reliance on God, have developed precautions to help our congregation remain healthy and safe as we contend with COVID-19, also referred to as Coronavirus.

We are regularly monitoring and following the recommended guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Health website which is routinely updated:

Guidelines

Situation

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