May 6, 2020

As we enter a new month, we find new hope in our world as government leaders lighten restrictions and provide guidance on re-engaging in life. Daily press conferences are the new normal. We are feeling the weight of our isolation, longing for interaction and human contact. I want to encourage you to proceed with caution in the days ahead. Be careful as you begin to interact with others. Follow guidelines and keep your distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands. Hopefully soon, the fear of COVID-19 and everything associated with this virus will be a thing of the past, but until then, let’s proceed with caution.

Our Leadership Team continues to offer guidance as we move forward.  Due to the limitations in space and concern over maintaining the social distancing guidelines, we have decided to continue in our current weekly schedule through the month of May.  We really do want to gather as a church family and spend time in worship, fellowship, and study. We want to see each other’s smiling faces and share a hearty handshake and a hug. However, we want to proceed with caution to preserve your health and ours.

We understand that there is a real possibility that Summer 2020 will be unlike any other at Baring Cross. We are working hard to provide an opportunity for you to participate in worship and Bible study this summer regardless of any guidelines or restrictions that we may face. We look forward to sharing these exciting plans with you in the coming weeks. While our schedule may look a little different this summer, our goal will be to give you options to gather weekly for live, interactive Bible study and on-campus worship.

Change is hard. Especially when that change is forced upon you. Even though we are in the midst of a difficult season of life, we can still find comfort in God’s provision and His blessing. I encourage you to take some time this week and thank God for His watch care over you. Venture outside in the morning and breathe in the cool, crisp air, thanking God for the blessing of another day.

Trust in Paul’s guidance that our journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation. Be constant in prayer. 

Graduate Recognition
If you are a graduating college or high school senior, we want to recognize you in The Herald later this month. Please email Michelle with a photo and information about your school and degree. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 18.
Lifeway Magazines and Devotionals
The May editions of these publications are available for pick up at the church. The boxes have been placed outside the front doors, beneath the carport. Feel free to swing by at any time to get whatever copies you want/need. You may also pick up some copies to share with friends or to deliver to others who may be interested. If you are unable to pick up a copy but would like one, please contact the church office and we will make arrangements to get one to you.
This Sunday @ Baring Cross
Join us on Facebook Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for the livestream of this week's worship service. We will then post the service on our website at 11 a.m. Derek will be preaching from Romans this week. We hope to see you online!

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In honor and in memory of the Mothers of Baring Cross, the church has made a donation to the Mother’s Day Offering benefiting Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes.
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