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Bellevue Baptist Church
                                            10700 S. Emerald Ave
                               Chicago, IL 60628
 
                                                     April 12, 2020
 
Dear Members and Supporters of Bellevue,
 
I am writing this letter in response to the Governor’s decision to issue a stay-at-home order for the residents of Illinois.
 
He indicated that this would not include essential activities such as going to the grocery store, pharmacy, gas station, taking a morning walk for exercise, or any other necessary function.
 
He did indicate nonessential businesses would be closed and he encouraged residents of Illinois to stay home. My previous position on social distancing was to allow people to operate in their comfort zone.
 
However, the Governor’s stay-at-home order has made it necessary for our church leaders to make a decision regarding our meeting together for morning worship.
 
I certainly don’t want to get anyone in trouble with the law and don’t want to be responsible for someone getting sick. This would not be acting in love. Therefore, we will use alternative methods of meeting together for worship, fellowship and ministry.
 
1. We will continue to abide by the Governors orders for social distancing. We will not meet for cooperate worship in the Sanctuary on Sundays. All Bible study and prayer meeting groups at the Church will be suspended until further notice. This will allow members to abide by the law and honor their social distancing concerns.
 
2. How will we meet for worship? We will continue to worship together in small groups by conference calling, zoom meetings, Facebook live and personal one-on-one telephone calls for prayer and Bible reading.
 
3. Fasting I’m also asking for church members to join me in a one day fast each week until this crisis has past.
 
4. Seeking God I’m also asking for church members to join me in following II Chronicles 7:14. I believe God will hear us as we seriously approach the throne of grace as we are instructed in II Chronicles 7:14. God is able to heal our land.
 
5. Staying connected: I have talked to Michael Harris about live streaming for our church. We are not there yet but we do have the capability to pre-record and place our messages on our website. We are in the process of getting that done.
 
6. Giving generously: We do encourage our members to continue to give generously for the expenses of our church. Giving can be done online at our website.
(bellevuebaptistchurchchicago.org). 
 
You can also give the traditional way by mailing your offering envelopes to the church. Please do not mail cash. You can also drop your offering off at Church during the week. (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
 
7. Continue to pray for God to move and to bring an end to this crisis.
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Lucious Fullwood

                 

                                         
 
 
 
WELCOME TO BELLEVUE
 
We want to take this opportunity to welcome you to Bellevue Baptist Church of Chicago. We are a group of people who love God and we love the people that God sends to us!
Everyone is invited. Come out and bring a friend.  Let us celebrate the goodness of God in our midst!
Dr. Lucious Fullwood
             
                Dr. Lucious Fullwood
 
 
We welcome you to our worship service from our website:
 
(https://www.bellevue
baptistchurchchicago.org).
 

We are happy that you chose our website for your worship experience today. We trust that God will enrich you by his grace and renew your spirit as you worship with us.

 

 

 
 
 
Lorna Clarke, Webmaster
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