Updated 8th April 2020
Life is changing on a daily basis. At FBC we are constantly responding to the current situation. Like the whole world, our first response was to react with the pressing need. We are now moving into intentionally looking to the future. This page will give you a bit more insight into what we are doing, we will keep it updated as we continue to adapt and grow.
What is happening about the FBC Centre?
The building is closed to the public and to staff. Each day we have someone going into check everything is ok. It is being monitored by our security company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All events, bookings and activities that run from the FBC Centre have either stopped or moved online. If you want to find out about a specific activity please contact the organiser directly? The phone line, reception and bookings emails are not currently being monitored. If you do need to contact us CLICK HERE and will try to respond as soon as we can.
What is happening about Church on Sundays?
We have moved church online. Every Sunday morning at 10:30 am we will be hosting FBC Live - just goto www.fbcnext.com/live. It lasts just under 30 minutes - has music, a message and other interactive and reflective elements. Whilst it's not aimed at kids it is suitable for the whole family to watch together.
What is happening for kids and youth?
SHAPE are doing a series of online activities as well as tuning into FBC Live on a Sunday Morning. For more information about our Kida and youth provision please contact Jamie.
What about FBC's small groups?
Our small groups are meeting online. We've created new online groups - CLICK HERE to find out more.
How is FBC caring for the community?
We have been able to offer and help and support to some vulnerable families and individuals through this crisis. Caring for the community is the responsibility of us all, not just a group of individuals. Our Care teams are encouraging and resourcing people to find ways in which they can practically care and support their neighbours whilst also adhering to the guidelines and advice given from the government. CLICK HERE to find out more.
What is happening with the staff team at FBC?
What we do at FBC has shifted since the beginning of this crisis. We are still about helping people to find and follow Jesus, we are still resourcing people, of all ages, to grow in their faith, care for others and share their faith with others. Some of the previous roles are not functioning at the moment - as the FBC Centre is closed, we are not running the cafe. To make it possible for us to come out the other end of this as financially stable as possible we have furloughed the staff whose roles can no longer function properly. In some cases we have combined roles, in others staff are working on a furlough rotation. We are aiming to pay all contracted staff their full salary throughout this period.
I've got a question not listed here.
Please contact us and we will do our best to respond to your question as soon as we can.