At Huffman Baptist Church we are planning for Easter Sunday morning. For many, this will be the first Sunday they have felt comfortable in a large gathering. Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths are continuing to fall. And vaccinations are increasing. Combine all of this with the Celebration that defines who we are as Jesus Followers, and it’s the perfect Sunday to highlight The Road Back.
Social Media Campaign
We want everyone in northeast Birmingham to know that Huffman Baptist Church is on The Road Back. You can help us spread the word by liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/huffmanbaptist. Then, every time we post something to the page, be sure to “like” it and share it to your own Facebook page. We will also be using hashtags to help spread the word. During Easter, we encourage you to add #HuffmanBaptistEaster21 to your posts about Easter at Huffman. This will help us build an online audience.
Easter Sunday Worship
In preparation for our largest gathering for worship since last March, we are preparing the upper and lower transepts. We will continue our normal protocol regarding social distancing and masking. We will use a color-coding system to identify what is required.
- Pews marked with RED circles are closed to seating
- Pews marked with BLUE circles require masking except during the preaching time
- Pews marked with YELLOW circles require masking at all times
Our deacons will be serving as ushers and will be happy to assist worshipers in finding an appropriate seat.
Easter Outreach Event
On Saturday, April 3rd, the day before Easter, the children’s ministry will host a FREE CAR WASH for people in our community from 10:00 until 2:00. The event will also include an Easter Egg hunt and other Easter activities for children. Volunteers are needed for setup and cleanup, as well as car washing and helping with the children’s activities. For more information visit the Volunteer Signup on the website.
The Road Back for many in our neighborhood includes recovering from the tornado that tore through the Roebuck Springs and South Roebuck neighborhoods on March 25th. We have made a community assessment and are responding to needs as we are able. You can help by adding a little extra to your offerings through The Blessing. Thank you to those who have already given, as well as those who have already volunteered. This is an opportunity for us to make Jesus known across the street!
The Road Back After Easter
On the Sunday after Easter, we will add a third seating option in our worship center. We will reserve a section of the worship center, marked with GREEN circles, for those who are fully vaccinated and comfortable without social distancing and masking requirements. We also anticipate expanding our Sunday morning small groups over the next several weeks.
A Neighborhood Church for Northeast Birmingham
As we continue to journey on The Road Back, I am excited about the opportunities and possibilities of once again becoming a neighborhood church for northeast Birmingham. Check back in the next few months for more details!