Dear Friends and Family Members of Village Parkway Baptist Church,
Due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in San Antonio, the Covid Response Team of Village Parkway Baptist Church has voted unanimously to limit the risk of personal exposure for our congregation. Even though Village Parkway has invested thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours to ensure the health and safety of every member who would attend our services, we cannot guarantee an exposure-free environment.
When the number of Covid-19 cases were low and leveling off in San Antonio, we deemed the risk worth taking considering our stringent policies on in-person attendance. However, with the sudden and catastrophic surge in Covid-19 cases in San Antonio coupled with the experts’ warnings in regard to the further spread and devastation of the sickness, the Covid Response Team has voted to cease in-person services and fellowships until further notice.
The decision to cease in-person meetings is not based upon fear or a lack of faith, but on the available data provided by those who desire the health and safety of the populace. The staff will faithfully continue to serve the congregation through online Bible studies, worship services, and communications. If you have a need, the staff will do whatever they can to help meet that need within the social stipulations of our city and government. We will continue to monitor the data with hopes of returning to in-person meetings as soon as possible. We love our Village family and want desperately to fellowship and encourage one another in-person again soon.
Our number one desire is to honor God in all that we do. We feel the best way we can honor God is to shepherd with love the people He has put in our care. We understand this decision can have detrimental effects on our budgets and future attendance, but our hearts are for our people and our trust is in the LORD who provides. Pray for our Village and for the leaders as they seek God’s wisdom during this difficult time. Keep your eyes on your emails, text messages, and messages on social media as we will utilize these lines of communication to keep you informed on all the happenings and announcements regarding our Church.
Above all, stay faithful to the Lord, seek His face during this time, and (as Pastor Steve encouraged us from the Book of Amos) find ways to honor God through the unique opportunities this pandemic provides. Never forget, you are not alone. We are here for you. We love you. We care about you and what you are going through. If we can help you in any way, or if you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us.
With all the love we have in our hearts for you, our family,
The Staff and Covid Response Team of Village Parkway Baptist Church, June 17, 2020
Giving may be sent to: PO BOX 762410 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78245
We are offering online ministry outreaches for the whole family. Please check our Home Worship page for links and more information.
Welcome to Village. We pray that you will see us as a people with perseverance, people with courage, people who love, and people who serve because that is what God has called us to be. Our stand will always be. "We are unashamed of who Jesus is no matter what happens in the world." We stand firm on the truth that Jesus Christ is the only answer to what is happening around us. In the midst of all the anger that is running throughout our nation, We ask you to join us and to stand firm on the truth that the only hope for our nation is Jesus Christ. We look forward to you joining us for a service. Sunday Morning Bible Study is at 9:30am and Worship time is at 10:50am.
Pastor Steve Branson