COVID-19 Updates

 

 

March 25, 2020

Church Family, 

As we continue to pivot and look at how we can most effectively carry out the mission God has given our church during this unique time, I wanted to reiterate some specifics about how Biltmore Church is responding.

REACH UP

Our worship services will continue to be online Sundays at 9:15 & 11 AM. We'd love for you and your family to join us at biltmorechurch.com/live or on the Biltmore Church Facebook page for a full online worship service. We've been amazed at the breadth the worship services have had with 30,000+ viewers each Sunday, worshipping from 40 states and 10 countries. Also, we will be celebrating the Lord's Supper during the April 5 online service. You can use any items that are readily available, such as crackers, tortilla chips, grape juice, etc. Please utilize what you have or pick up supplies next time you're at the store if you are able.  

Our team is also working hard to equip you with some resources to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus during this season. I'd encourage you to stay tuned to the Biltmore Church Facebook or Instagram feed over the coming weeks. We'll be posting daily devotionals each morning at 7 AM and additional articles and video content throughout the week.

REACH IN

We have discipleship resources available for you and your families. Don't miss this unique opportunity to continue to invest in and disciple your kids. All Connect Groups are now meeting virtually. If you would like to join a group, you can click here.

Baptisms are still taking place and will be shown during the online services. We are taking steps to ensure the safety of all who are being baptized, including using multiple tanks, changing the water between each baptism, and significantly limiting the number of people who are present during each baptism. If you would like to be baptized, please click here

REACH OUT

Even if we can't "go to church," we can still "be the Church." We'll be postponing our March Serve828, but you can still join us in reaching out over the next week. As you have extra items, or as you shop at the grocery store this week, pick up a few of the following supplies: 

  1. Canned Vegetables
  2. Canned Tuna & Chicken
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Brown Rice
  5. Pasta
  6. Canned Soup
  7. Canned Beans
  8. Peanut Butter

You can safely drop these items off at the Arden, Hendersonville, and Franklin campuses this Wednesday-Friday (March 25-27), and next Monday-Wednesday (March 30-April1), from 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be a display outside the offices. These items will be shared with Western Carolina Rescue Mission, Interfaith Assistance Ministries (Hendersonville), and Macon County CareNet.  

Many other outreach efforts are being organized, particularly to assist those who have lost jobs or significant income during this pandemic. We've also heard numerous stories of you ministering to your neighbors. Well done church!

I also wanted to thank you for being a generous church. It's because of your continued generosity that we are able to reach out to our community so effectively in this time of need. Please remember you can also give online securely at biltmorechurch.com/give

We are praying with expectation that our communities and our neighbors will come to know the hope we have in Jesus. The message of the gospel cannot be quarantined. Please join us in praying for all those affected by COVID-19 and for the countless people working to keep our communities safe.

See you Sunday (online)!
Pastor Bruce

March 17, 2020

With the ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and based on the recommendations of government agencies and officials, we’re pivoting and looking at how we can most effectively carry out the mission God has given our church during this unique time. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know about a couple important updates:

We’re moving all of our worship services this Sunday, March 22 and next Sunday, March 29 online. We’d love for you and your family to join us at 9:15 or 11 AM at biltmorechurch.com/live or on the Biltmore Church Facebook page for a full online worship service. We’ll even be able to celebrate some baptisms together online this week! 

We have family discipleship resources available at biltmorechurch.com/parents. Don’t miss this opportunity to continue to invest in and disciple your kids.

We’ve completed our Winter/Spring Wednesdays semester and will not be meeting for any Wednesday night activities or classes in the coming weeks.

We’re exploring digital solutions to allow Connect Groups to continue to meet virtually and will be providing more details to Connect Group leaders this week.

While we can’t “go to church” right now, we can continue to “be the Church” in our community. We’re praying with expectation that our communities and our neighbors will come to know the hope we have in Jesus because the message of the gospel cannot be quarantined. Please join us in praying for all those affected by COVID-19 and for the countless people working to keep our communities safe.

 

March 12, 2020

As the largest public weekly gathering in Western North Carolina, Biltmore Church feels a burden to protect the health and safety of the community we’re blessed to call home. In light of the increasing concerns about COVID-19 and based on the recommendations of government agencies and officials, we will not be having public worship services at any of our six Western North Carolina campuses this Sunday, March 15. Instead, we invite you to join us at 9:15 or 11 am on www.biltmorechurch.com/live or on Biltmore Church Facebook page for a full online worship service. 

We will continually reassess the situation and be sure to keep you updated. Additionally, we will be looking for practical ways we can serve our Western North Carolina communities in the days ahead. We’re thankful for our church family during this season, and we will continue to be a source of light and hope in this uncertain time. Because of what Jesus has done for us in the Gospel, we are not slaves to fear. Please join us in praying for all those affected by COVID-19 and for the countless people working to keep our communities safe.