Pastor H. Walden Wilson, II, the Joint Officials, and the Church Re-Entry Team have been carefully monitoring the state of affairs regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In recent days, there has been an increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state of Maryland. Furthermore, local governing officials have placed additional restrictions on various gatherings and have increased mask-wearing requirements.
While we desperately miss one another and worshipping in the beauty of holiness, your health and safety are our number one priority. Understanding this, we have decided to postpone our re-entry date of Sunday, August 2, 2020.
In addition, both the Outdoor Worship Service scheduled for Sunday, July 26, 2020 and the Car Parade scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, are cancelled. The return to Mid-Week Worship on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, has been postponed.
We will continue to monitor the data, work our healthcare professionals, and consult with local and state governing bodies regarding COVID-19 and it’s impact on our region to determine a time that is safe for us to return. We will continue to keep you posted, and a formal status update regarding our re-entry will be shared with the church by the end of August.
In the meantime, we will continue to worship in our virtual sanctuary on Sundays at 10am, have virtual Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7pm, and Prayer Service conference call on Fridays at 7pm. Ministries will continue their activities in a virtual format. You may continue to give through PayPal, Givelify, ACH, or by mailing them to the church.
Please spread the word that we will not re-enter our Sanctuary on Sunday, August 2, 2020, and we will continue to worship in a virtual format.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Let us continue to uplift one another in prayer.
In Christ, We Have the Victory,
Rev. Dr. H. Walden Wilson, II
The Deacons of Israel Baptist Church
The Trustees of Israel Baptist Church
The Israel Baptist Church Re-Entry Team
For more information, call the church at 410-732-3494.