We’re still having church online!
All services will continue to be online until further notice, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. 
 
If you haven’t yet downloaded the free Faith First House of Hope App, we encourage you to do so.
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Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 23, 2020

Faith First House of Hope Services Online Only: Until Further Notice | May 23, 2020

 
COVID-19 UPDATE:
With a desire to love God supremely and love our neighbors selflessly amidst a global pandemic, we have prayerfully decided to gather online each Sunday for worship until further notice. We are also gathering online throughout the week for prayer, bible study, and various other ministries.
 
We eagerly invite you to worship with us online at faithfirstlubbock.org/live-stream at 9:30a.m CST each Sunday, and to invite others to join us, as well.  As we gather remotely with Faith First House of Hope members across the city and guests from around the world, we sing together, pray together, and hear what God’s Word says about freedom from fear, peace over anxiety, joy amidst sickness, and life that conquers death.
 
WHEN WILL THE FAITH FIRST HOUSE OF HOPE REOPEN?
We are very sensitive to the differing levels of comfort among different people when making decisions about gathering together.
In even answering this question, we want to make clear that the Faith First House of Hope is not closed! The church is not a building, but a body of people committed to loving God and loving one another while spreading the good news of God’s love in the world around us. Even a global pandemic cannot stop the Church!
 
Three ways you can help right now:
 
Pray – Pray for those impacted by the virus, as well as their families and loved ones.
Give – Your ongoing financial support is not only helpful, it’s critical in moments like these. 
Serve – Pray and think about ways that you can safely serve your family, friends, neighbors and those most vulnerable in your community.
 
If you’d like to share your thoughts, concerns, questions, or ideas with us as we navigate our response to this situation, we’d love to hear from you. Your input and feedback are truly important to us. Contact Us

While we cannot control the virus, the spread, or the impact it has on our church, we’re doing everything we can to keep our church and community healthy and safe. We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to help us do just that.
 
We must also remember that God has not called us to live in fear, but in faith. As the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” My prayer is that God will fill us all with these three gifts, no matter what comes our way.
 
Our world has changed, but the power of God has not changed. The truth of Scripture has not changed. The hope of Jesus has not changed. Our mission as a church has not changed. Let us not give in to fear. Rather, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and the perfecter of our faith.
 
We pray God continues to give you a spirit of peace, increase your faith, and provide for your every need.
 
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM CST
 
Here’s What You Need to Know:
 
We’re so grateful that technology allows us to continue to have church online and know that God will still meet us as we worship together!  Our services will air on Sunday’s at 9:30a.m.(Central Standard Time) and on Wednesday’s at 7:00p.m. (Central Standard Time), and can be replaced anytime after that.
 
1. You can join us at:
 
We will live stream our service Sunday at 9:30a.m.  
You will be able to find it at: faithfirstlubbock.org/live-stream
or by clicking the link below.
 
 
You can view our previous services by clicking the link below: 
 
 
 
2. Giving:
 
We strongly recommend that each of you sign up to give your tithe and offering online, if you have not already done so. It’s safe, convenient, adjustable and repeatable.
 
 
Text: Text “Give” to: 8065005685 and follow the prompts.
 
 
We love you and are working tirelessly to offer you opportunities to contact with us and others online, get the help and ministry you need, and walk in peace during this time. 
 

3. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
1. Find a FEARFUL THOUGHTS GUIDE HERE

2. Anxiety Conversation Guide for Preschool HERE
3. Anxiety Conversation Guide for Elementary HERE
4. Anxiety Conversation Guide for Middle School HERE
5. Anxiety Conversation Guide for High School HERE
6. Crisis Conversation Guide for Preschool HERE
7. Crisis Conversation Guide for Elementary HERE
8. Crisis Conversation Guide for Middle School HERE
9. Crisis Conversation Guide for High School HERE

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

 
Planning Ahead,
Justin Lawrence
Dr. Justin Lawrence, Senior Pastor and Chief Dreamer
Faith First House of Hope
1809 34th Street
Lubbock, Texas

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