Reopening First Baptist Brandon

Welcome back to First Baptist! We are so looking forward to regathering with our church family and worshipping our God together. But as we do, we also want to be very careful, as we try to create safe surroundings that we can all enjoy. Please take note of the following information as we get ready to come back

to church.

Welcome Back Information

▪︎  First Sunday: Sunday, June 7

▪︎  Service Times: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

   Plan to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the service of your choice. Sanctuary entrance doors will be

   propped open for your convenience.

▪︎  Pastor Glen Owens will be preaching live in our Sanctuary.

▪︎  Thank you for practicing social distancing while you are on campus. That is the best way we can all show our love and concern         for each other.

▪︎  For seating, we will use the odd rows at 9:00 and the even rows at 11:00. Each row will have a six

   foot long lightweight pole. As you are seated, place the end of the pole next to your family to indicate

   the proper space between you and others.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

▪︎  The Sanctuary will be cleaned and disinfected each week before Sunday.

▪︎  The restrooms will be cleaned between services.

▪︎  Upon entering, each person attending will be given a disinfecting wipe to use at their seating area.


▪︎  Instead of passing offering plates, offering boxes will be available at the four main doors of the

   Sanctuary, two near Parsons Parking and two near Sadie Parking. You may also give online

   at or mail your offering to the church office.

Other Information

▪︎  Please make your own decision about joining us for worship. Please worship with us online if you

   are ill, if you have an underlying medical condition, or if you are unsure about venturing out just yet.

▪︎  The 11:00 service will be live streamed through the church’s website,

   It will be also be available at 3:00 pm on YouTube.

▪︎  We will not have an invitation time calling people forward. If you make a decision to accept Jesus

   Christ, please call the church office at 813-689-1204 to arrange to speak with one of our pastors.

▪︎  Out of an abundance of caution, for the time being we will not have any other Sunday morning

   on campus activities, including life groups for all ages, Children’s Church, or Childcare. Please bring

   your children with you to the worship service.

▪︎  Life groups are encouraged to continue meeting online. Mike Moore is also sharing a video life group

   lesson each Sunday that can be accessed at

▪︎  Other activities, including Wednesday night and weekday activities, will be added as we are

   able to do so. And eventually, we will return to our regular schedule!

Sunday, June 14

▪︎  We will honor our graduates in the 11:00 service on Sunday, June 14. Pastor James Blewett

   will preach as we recognize our students for this major accomplishment. We are so proud of you!


Adult Life Group Literature

Please email to make an appointment to pick up your new life group book in the church office.

It is so exciting to think that we can now come together again, even if we are starting somewhat slowly. Let’s keep praying for each other, and reaching out to each other, and trusting God together, as we look forward to everything that He planning for us. The best really is yet to come!