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Dillsburg BIC Response to Corona Virus Outbreak

Updated 11:00 a.m. July 12
 
The recording of the July 12 worship service is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-july-12-2020/  Note that you need a username and password to access this recording.  This username and password was set out in an email from the church office..  If you did not get that email and want to access the site, please email .
 
Updated 3:00 p.m. July 10
 
On July 12 , we will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the green space beside the DBIC church parking lot. A couple of things to keep in mind:
  • There will be a table set up at the York Street end of the park lot where you can pick up a bulletin. There will also be a container where you may place your offering, but you are encouraged to continue using alternative methods such as mailing or online giving where practical.
  • In order to protect your brothers and sisters, we ask that you wear a mask from your car until you are seated as well as when you are moving around the grounds at the end of the service when safe distancing will be challenging.   
  • Give lots of air hugs and heart pats to express your care for those you have not seen for a long time. 
  • Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe a hat or umbrella for shade) and follow the lead of the ushers when finding your spot.  We will have circles marked off as a guide for safe distancing on the grass. 
  • We plan to have a few chairs from the church placed on the parking lot wall for those who would have difficulty walking in the grass.  If you will not have difficulty in the grass, please honor your brothers and sisters by leaving those chairs for them. 
  • The church bathrooms on the main floor (the sanctuary floor) will be available for use.
  • The worship service will be recorded and available to stream after the service is over (see details below), so please join us online if you are not feeling well or choose to stay home.
  • In case of inclement weather, we will have an online-only service. 

Sunday’s service will not be streamed live at 9:30 due to technical challenges streaming from outdoors.  We will be recording the service on video and as soon as the service is over we will upload it to YouTube and send out the link and post it on the website.  We expect that to be around 11:00.  Please note that a user name and password will be needed to access services from the dillsburgbic.org website due to privacy and copyright issues.  The username and password were set out an email sent on June 26 from the church office and will be sent out again in email with the link to the service.  If you cannot find the username or the password, please contact the church office:    If the service is held indoors due to weather, we will stream live, and you will receive an email so you know what time it will begin.

 
Updated 3:30 p.m. July 8
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight,July 8, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 11:00 a.m. July 5
 
The recording of the July 5 worship service is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-july-5-2020/  Note that you need a username and password to access this recording.  This username and password was set out in an email from the church office..  If you did not get that email and want to access the site, please email .
Updated 5:30 p.m. July 4
 
We will continue to hold outdoor worship services (weather permitting) through Labor Day.
 
Updated 7:00 p.m. July 3
 
We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together at our second outdoor service on July 5. We are recommending that households bring their own elements: something to represent Jesus’ body (bread, crackers, cookies!?) and something to represent his blood (juice, tea, water). We will have individually packaged wafers and grape juice cups available for anyone who does not bring their own elements. You can also join us online by providing your own elements in your home while you stream the service.
We will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the green space beside the DBIC church parking lot. A couple of things to keep in mind:
  • There will be a table set up at the York Street end of the parking lot where you can pick up a bulletin. There will also be a container where you may place your offering, but you are encouraged to continue using alternative methods such as mailing or online giving where practical.
  • In order to protect your brothers and sisters, we ask that you wear a mask from your car until you are seated as well as when you are moving around the grounds at the end of the service when safe distancing will be challenging.   
  • Give lots of air hugs and heart pats to express your care for those you have not seen for a long time. 
  • Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe a hat or umbrella for shade) and follow the lead of the ushers when finding your spot.  We will have circles marked off as a guide for safe distancing on the grass. 
  • We plan to have a few chairs from the church placed on the parking lot wall for those who would have difficulty walking in the grass.  If you will not have difficulty in the grass, please honor your brothers and sisters by leaving those chairs for them. 
  • The church bathrooms on the main floor (the sanctuary floor) will be available for use.
  • The worship service will be recorded and available to stream after the service is over (see details below), so please join us online if you are not feeling well or choose to stay home.
    In case of inclement weather, we will have an online-only service at 10:30 am. 

Sunday’s service will not be streamed live at 9:30 due to technical challenges streaming from outdoors.  We will be recording the service on video and as soon as the service is over we will upload it to YouTube and send out the link and post it on the website.  We expect that to be around 11:00.  Please note that a user name and password will be needed to access services from the dillsburgbic.org website due to privacy and copyright issues.  The username and password were set out an email sent on July 5 from the church office and will be sent out again in email with the link to the service.  If you cannot find the username or the password, please contact the church office:    If the service is held indoors due to weather, we will stream live, and you will receive an email so you know what time it will begi​n.

 
Updated 3:30 p.m. July 1
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight,July 1, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 6:05 a.m. June 30
 

At present, we are planning to be in the building on July 12.  There is a video available at https://youtu.be/V_7NausPPWk​  that helps us get ready for that time.  We wanted you to have time to watch it, so that you know what to expect and ask questions.

Please know that we understand for some people our measures are going to be too much.  For some, it is not going to be enough.  Our goal is to get through this together. 

We will need to give each other some grace and patience.  If we are inside on the 12th, please know that we are asking folks to wear masks when in the building, but we also understand that there can be reasons why people may not have a mask on.

For those who aren’t ready to rejoin because of concerns over the virus, please continue to watch the stream and join our other ways of connecting.  For those who aren’t joining because the environment is too restrictive, please consider gathering with like-minded people and watch the service together.  The links will remain active after the live stream ends.

 
Updated 11:05 a.m. June 28
 
The recording of the June 28 worship service is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-june-28-2020/  Note that you need a username and password to access this recording.  This username and password was set out in an email from the church office..  If you did not get that email and want to access the site, please email .
 
Updated 11:00 a.m. June 27

On June 28, we will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the green space beside the DBIC church parking lot. A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • In order to protect your brothers and sisters, we ask that you wear a mask from your car until you are seated as well as when you are moving around the grounds at the end of the service when safe distancing will be challenging.   
  • Give lots of air hugs and heart pats to express your care for those you have not seen for a long time. 
  • Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe a hat or umbrella for shade) and follow the lead of the ushers when finding your spot.  We will have circles marked off as a guide for safe distancing on the grass. 
  • We plan to have a few chairs from the church placed on the parking lot wall for those who would have difficulty walking in the grass.  If you will not have difficulty in the grass, please honor your brothers and sisters by leaving those chairs for them. 
  • The church bathrooms on the main floor (the sanctuary floor) will be available for use.
  • The worship service will be recorded and available to stream after the service is over (see details below), so please join us online if you are not feeling well or choose to stay home.
  • In case of inclement weather, we will have an online-only service. 

Sunday’s service will not be streamed live at 9:30 due to technical challenges streaming from outdoors.  We will be recording the service on video and as soon as the service is over we will upload it to YouTube and send out the link and post it on the website.  We expect that to be around 11:00.  Please note that a user name and password will be needed to access services from the dillsburgbic.org website due to privacy and copyright issues.  The username and password were set out an email sent on June 26 from the church office and will be sent out again in email with the link to the service.  If you cannot find the username or the password, please contact the church office:    If the service is held indoors due to weather, we will stream live, and you will receive an email so you know what time it will begin.

 
Updated 5:00 p.m. June 24
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 12:00 p.m. June 21
 

On Sunday, June 28, we will have an outdoor worship service.  We will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the green space beside the DBIC church parking lot. A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • In order to protect your brothers and sisters, we ask that you wear a mask from your car until you are seated as well as when you are moving around the grounds at the end of the service when safe distancing will be challenging.   
  • Give lots of air hugs and heart pats to express your care for those you have not seen for a long time. 
  • Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe a hat or umbrella for shade) and follow the lead of the ushers when finding your spot.  We will have circles marked off as a guide for safe distancing on the grass. 
  • We plan to have a few chairs from the church placed on the parking lot wall for those who would have difficulty walking in the grass.  If you will not have difficulty in the grass, please honor your brothers and sisters by leaving those chairs for them. 
  • The church bathrooms on the main floor (the sanctuary floor) will be available for use.
  • The worship service will be recorded and available to stream after the service is over (around 10:45-11 AM), so please join us online if you are not feeling well or choose to stay home.
  • In case of inclement weather, we will have an online only service. 
 
Updated 12:00 p.m. June 21
 
The recording of the live stream for the worship service for June 21 is available at https://youtu.be/rqrMoaMnTnY .  
The program is available at:   
The slides for the sermon are available at
The questions for discussion (small group questions) are available at
 
There was no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 5:00 p.m. June 17
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 11:40 a.m. June 14
 
The recorded live stream for the worship service for June 14 is available at https://youtu.be/yNfiX2p4Qm8. The program is available at: https://www.dillsburgbic.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/June-14-Worship-Program.pdf  The slides for the sermon are available at
https://www.dillsburgbic.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/061420-Slides.pdf  The questions for discussion (small group questions) are available at
There was no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 5:00 p.m. June 10
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 5:00 p.m. June 9
 
We will continue to have live streams of the service for the next two Sundays, June 14 and June 21.  On June 28, we will have an outdoor service in our green space next to the parking lot.
 
Updated 12:00 p.m. June 7
 
A recording of the live stream of the worship service for June 7 is available at https://youtu.be/1tVqBmHrki8 .The program is available here: https://www.dillsburgbic.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-07.pdf  .  There was no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 10:20 a.m. June 7
 
The live stream of the worship service for June 7 is available at https://youtu.be/1tVqBmHrki8 .The service will start at 10:30 a.m. The program is available here: https://www.dillsburgbic.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-07.pdf  .  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 3:30 p.m. June 3
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 7:15 p.m. June 1
 
This year we are going to be having a very special family VBS where everyone can learn about how “Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through”.  You can find information on our Vacation Bible School page or you can watch this video that gives you all of the information about what we will be doing: https://youtu.be/q01hY1Yl1aM
 
Updated 8:15 a.m. May 31
 
The worship service for May 31 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-may-31-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
Starting next week, we will no longer be having the prerecorded worship service (the chunky service).  Instead we will be live streaming from the church with the service starting at 10:30 a.m.  So next week join us online for our simultaneous service.  The link for the service will be available by email and here about 10 minutes before the service starts.
 
 
Updated 3:30 p.m. May 27
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 8:00 a.m. May 26
 
There will be one more week of prerecorded worship services which will be on May 31, 2020.  After that the first three Sundays of June, we will have live streaming worship services.  After that we may have outdoor services together.
 
Updated 8:00 a.m. May 24
 
The worship service for May 24 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-may-24-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated 8:30 a.m. May 22
 
Attention ladies:  If you are interested in an encouraging time with women of the church and the Lord, here’s your opportunity.  On Thursday May 28 we will have an online discussion.  Here is the link to a discussion between Beth Moore and Jennie Allen about how to go through the dark night of the soul.  To prepare for our discussion, please watch this video ahead of time.  It is one hour long so grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit in a comfy chair and ask God to speak to you.    Beth Moore and Jennie Allen Video  Then we will have a zoom meeting to talk about what we heard. You can participate on Thursday May 28 at 9:30 AM or on Thursday May 28 at 7 PM.  Please RSVP to Jaylene at if you want to join us in this discussion. 
 
Bible Study for Men – Dave Jones, former pastor and current trainer of pastors in Africa, has been attending our church for the last six months. He has agreed to lead a Bible study on II Timothy. We will do this by Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7 PM starting May 28 for 5 weeks. I am excited about this opportunity and encourage all men to join us. The Zoom invitation will be sent closer to the time.  Please call me with any questions.  John Spurrier
 
Family Promise “Night Without a Bed”: Join us on May 30 for Night Without A Bed!! Spend a night without a bed on May 30—in your car, on your sofa, on your floor, in a treehouse, in your tent in your yard–to remember those who don’t have a choice. Have fun and be creative while helping those in need. Post pictures and video to #familypromiseNWAB  – THANK YOU!
Visit the Family Promise online fundraising page: Donate Here
Watch the NWAB video online: Night Without A Bed
 
 
Updated 3:30 p.m. May 20
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, May 20., at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
 
Updated 6:30 a.m. May 17
 
The worship service for May 17 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-may-17-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated 5:00 p.m. May 13
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, May 13., at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 8:30 a.m. May 10
 
The worship service for May 10 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-may-10-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 5:00 p.m. May 6
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, May 6., at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 8:30 a.m. May 3
 
The worship service for May 3 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-may-3-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated 4:00 p.m. April 29
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, April 29., at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
 
Updated 8:30 a.m. April 26
 
The worship service for April 26 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-april-26-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated 2:30 p.m. April 22
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, April 22., at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
 
Updated 7:00 a.m. April 19
 
The worship service for April 19 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-april-19-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 5:30 p.m. April 18
 
Leadership Council has decided to cancel all church activities through the month of May.  If there is a change in circumstances or recommendations, this could be revised.  Watch for further announcements if this plan changes.
 
Updated 11:30 a.m. April 15
 
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight, April 15., at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478  .  For security, you will enter into a waiting room again.
 
Updated 7:30 a.m. April 12
 
The worship service for April 12 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-april-12-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 7:30 p.m. April 9
 
A recording of the live stream of the Maundy Thursday Communion Service is available here.  
 
Updated 1:00 p.m. April 9
 
The live stream of the Maundy Thursday Communion Service will be available here.  The service will start at 6:30 p.m.
 
Updated 4:00 p.m. April 8
 
In order to increase security, the Zoom meeting tonight will use a Wait Room.  This doesn’t change anything about what you have to do.  It simply means that you may have a wait a moment to be admitted to the Zoom meeting.  The meeting tonight is at 6:30 p.m. at https://zoom.us/j/6265841478
 
Updated 2:00 p.m. April 7
 

Below is the link if you would like to join us for our Wednesday Share and Prayer at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8.  We will be talking about how things are going and spending some time together in prayer.

There will also be a Zoom meeting in order to share in Communion on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Below is a video about God and suffering that might be helpful during this time.  Thanks to Dr. Jay Smith for playing along.
 

 
Updated 8:00 a.m. April 4
 
The worship service for April 4 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-april-4-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated 7:30 p.m. March 31
 

Below is the link if you would like to join us for our Wednesday Share and Prayer at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 1.  We will be talking about how things are going and spending some time together in prayer.

 
Updated 9:30 a.m. March 29
 
The worship service for March 29 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-march-29-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
Updated 8:00 a.m. March 28
 
The Local Outreach team has developed and is continuing to develop a series of devotional videos which are available here
 
Updated 11:00 a.m. March 28
 
The Leadership Council has decided to cancel all in-person activities until April 19.  Stay tuned for more detail.
 
Updated 9:00 p.m March 23
 
There will be a meeting for all of the congregation on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. 
 
You can join this meeting in one of two ways:
 
1.  Using Zoom
 
Here is brief video from the folks at zoom that will help you join a meeting:
 
Alternatively, you can watch a video that David Vader has made for his students at Messiah and was graciously willing to share with us.
 
Once you feel you are ready to try it, the link for the meeting is
 
 
Rob Douglass will be joining about 15 minutes early (Wed. at 6:15 p.m.) in case there are difficulties.
 
2. By Phone
IYou may also dial in using a phone.  Obviously, those who call in will not have the advantage of seeing others, but it is certainly better than nothing,  
The phone number is 1 312 626 6799 and you will be asked to provide a meeting number, so your call can be routed to the correct meeting.  The number for our meetings is 626 584 1478 .
 
 
Updated 7:30 p.m. March 22
 
Phil Engle, chair of the Leadership Council, has recorded a video message for the congregation which you can view at this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5rQ8p2sTQA
 
 
Updated 2:00 p.m.. March 22
 
The church has launched a new email address which you can use for needs, issues, concerns, or suggestion related to the coronavirus outbreak:  .  Please use this address to connect with the church leadership about any needs you may be experiencing during this time..
 
 
Updated 7:00 a.m. March 22
 
The worship service for March 15 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-march-22-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated: 8:30 a.m. March 20
 
Leadership Council has decided to cancel all church activities through March 29.  They are working on plans for staying connected during this time.  They will share them as they develop.
 
 
Updated: 8:00 a.m. March 16
 
All events (other than Leadership Council) for this week will be cancelled.  Updates on next Sunday’s service and other events will be provided later.
 
Updated: 8:30 a.m, March 15
 
 
The worship service for March 15 is available at https://www.dillsburgbic.org/worship-service-march-15-2020/
Find a time this Sunday to spend in worship.  There is no Sunday School for this week.
 
 
Updated: 6:00 p.m, March 13

 

As of right now, we are cancelling our gatherings for this week (Sunday, March 15). The decision to cancel was made in conjunction with Leadership Council, staff, and the physicians who attend DBIC.
 
This decision was made not out of fear of the disease, but out of our desire to be a place of health and wholeness. We will reassess the situation during the week and send out further information as decisions are made.  While we not being meeting in the same geographic space, we will be streaming a service that you can watch.  There are many details that are being worked out, like whether it will be a live stream or prerecorded video.
 
If all goes according to plan,  some material for the adult Sunday School class made available.  Stay tuned for more details.. 

 

Links will be made available to these resources, so please stay tuned.
 
During this time, please pray and check in on each other and let us know if there are particular needs that we can help with.  While small groups are asked to not meet, they are being asked to function as house churches in caring for each other during this new experience we are all having.
 
If you wish to contribute to the church during this time, you can do so online at https://app.easytithe.com/App/Giving/dbic
 

Do not be afraid, because he will never leave us or forsake us.