Register for Worship

On Sunday, September 13, First Baptist Church began in-person worship services! We have taken a number of steps for your safety. You can find out more in the video below.

One of the most important steps is to ask you to register for worship.

In-person worship services for Sunday, February 14, are canceled due to extreme cold and potential timing of snow. Join us online at 8:15am and after on Youtube or Facebook.

Register for this Sunday’s worship here.

And, if you do not have an email address, contact the church office at 573.634.3603 to register.

WORSHIP AT 8:15 OR 10:45 A.M.

  • Both services will be in the sanctuary.
    • Registration is required so we can stay within the recommended guidelines and track attendance.
    • Registration will open each week on Tuesday before the Sunday service.
    • Register online at or by calling the church office at 573.634.3603.
  • We will continue to post our service online at 8:15 am each Sunday on Facebook, Youtube, and our website.


  • If you are uncomfortable, or at a higher risk of infection, you are encouraged and welcomed to continue worshiping online.
    • We understand that some of you will not be worshiping in person for a time, and that is absolutely OK.
  • If you or someone in your household is feeling sick, in quarantine, or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please continue to worship online.
    • COVID symptoms include fever or chills, a new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.


  • Wear your face mask unless you are 2 years of age and younger or have a medical exception from a physician.
    • 23-30% of people are asymptomatic. You could carrying the virus, never get sick, and still pass it on to someone else.
    • Please, wear your face mask while you are inside the building.
    • Please, wear your face mask for others around you, who may have health concerns or are caring for someone who does.
    • We encourage you to bring your own mask.  If needed, disposable face masks will be available for you.
    • If you are feeling light-headed or are having a hard time catching your breath, take the mask off temporarily distanced from others, take some slow deep breaths, and then put it back on.
  • We are starting with a limit of 75 per service (not including our volunteers and worship leaders).
    • Seating is limited. Households will be seated together in alternating pews roped off to ensure social distancing.
    • If you come to worship without registering, we will do our best to seat you if we have not reached capacity. You will be asked to complete a form.
  • Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the Sanctuary.
  • Please practice social distancing while in the building and on the grounds.
  • Doors will be propped open whenever possible to eliminate any unnecessary touching of surfaces.
  • The sanctuary is thoroughly cleaned each week and extras have been removed from the pews.
    • The tops of the pews, handles, closures, and railings will be cleaned before each service.


  • The church will be closed until 30 minutes before the service begins.
    • Feel free to visit outside if you arrive earlier.
  • When you enter the building, you will immediately be seated (front to back).
    • Please stay in your pew and greet others from there.
  • Children’s Time will take place, with children staying in their seats with their parents.
    • There will be no children’s activity bags or children’s bulletins.
    • Please bring something from home if it helps them get through the service.
  • Offerings can be dropped in the designated offering boxes in the lobby.
  • After worship, you will be dismissed (back to front).
    • Please do not linger in the church lobby. Go outside where you can properly social distance and talk with others.


  • There will be no bulletins handed out.
    • The service will be on the screens.
    • Announcements will be on the screens before and after the service.
  • There will be no greeting time.
    • It is OK to smile and wave to your friends from afar!
  • There will be no Bible Study classes or small groups on Sunday mornings. Virtual classes and opportunities for spiritual growth can br found here.

Please understand that these processes may change … as things change around us. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this together.

View our COVID-19 updates at Changes to this plan will be made as necessary.

If there is a confirmed case of the coronavirus in attendance at a worship gathering, date and place will be communicated to everyone. There may have to be a temporary closure to deep clean the affected areas.