Coronavirus Update

Update from May 7, 3 PM

Our Plan

Worship:

We will continue to worship together through live-streaming on Sunday for the foreseeable future. 

Sunday 10 AM – Pre-recorded music/graphics starts at 9:45 AM. The service will continue to be available on the website, Livestream, and Facebook.

Wednesday 6 PM – A Call to Prayer. Join with us online for a focused time of prayer and seeking God together.

To watch the livestreams on our website at tallowood.org/live.

To watch on Facebook go to facebook.com/tallowoodbaptist  *Additional instructions for connecting through the livestream are listed below.

Connect Groups:

Many of our groups are engaging through FaceBook Live and Zoom. We hope you are staying in touch with one another and meeting each others needs. Let us know how we can help. Preschool, Kids, and Students have sent online lesson plans and activities. Check out the resource guide page for ways to stay connected. Be sure to participate in the Close Connection Challenge.

Church Campus:

The campus is closed for all activities and all events are cancelled for the foreseeable future. We are continuing to follow the county, state, federal guidelines for meetings. Our campus will most likely remained closed through May. We will continue to worship online in May while we prayerfully evaluate our return to campus. We have determined when we are able to reopen, we will begin with corporate worship. There will be no preschool classes or Connect Groups provided on campus. We will continue to provide updates as move closer to re-opening. Ministers continue to be available by cell phone and email. Most ministers and staff are working from home. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have a ministry need. A limited number of staff will be on campus to facilitate live-streamed events. We are praying for you every day.

Ministry Emphasis:

The Daily Devotional and Social Media posts will continue to provide encouragement on ways we can safely minister to our neighbors. As always we have the opportunity to be salt and light and share the hope that we have in our relationship with Jesus Christ. We encourage you to pray for your neighbors, do prayer walks, leave a note on their door, and find ways to bless them. Again, be sure to participate in the Close Connection Challenge if you are able.

Ministry Partnership:

We are grateful for your partnership in ministry. We recognize that these are challenging times for many. We want to keep the mission and ministry of Tallowood strong as we head into the future. Please continue to ask God how He wants you to contribute. We are cutting every expense possible but also want to meet our current commitments. To support the ongoing ministry of Tallowood, go to  tallowood.org/giving.

Ways to give:

Tallowood.org click on “give” button
Text “Tallowood” to 77977
United States Postal Service
Stock Gifts
IRA Gifts

Contact bsamu@tallowood.org for additional information.

*Livestreaming Instructions:

There are several ways to watch the Tallowood service. Please select one of the following ways:

Desktop or Laptop:

Go to tallowood.org/live.  Our live-stream works on most major browsers on Windows and Mac OS X. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari when viewing Livestream from your computer. Go to speedtest.net to check your home internet speed.

Smart phone:

Live video is automatically accessible on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Open the browser on your mobile device. You can either type in livestream.com and use the search tool to find Tallowood, or type in tallowood.org/live. When you arrive to the event page, click the play button on the player in the browser to open the live player.

Tallowood events can be viewed via the Livestream mobile app, which is available for free for iOS and Android devices. You can download them from the App Store or Google Play.

You will need to log in to a Livestream account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free directly from the app. Enter your name, email address and create a password. You will be able to access your account immediately.

Once you are logged in, you can follow Tallowood.

Chromecast:

If you own a Chromecast, you can use it in conjunction with Google Chrome on your computer or the Livestream mobile app to watch Tallowood events on your TV.

When you open a Tallowood event, the Chromecast icon will appear on the player. Select it to start casting that event to your TV.

Smart TV or Roku stick:

If you own a Roku device or have it as part of your Smart TV, you can add the Livestream channel to your library for free.

When you open the Livestream channel, you can search for a Tallowood event. No need to log into an account.

Apple TV:

Owners of the 4th generation or higher of Apple TV can install the free Livestream tvOS app to their device.

When you open the Livestream channel, you can select a Tallowood event. A search function can be found at the top of the main page to find Tallowood. No need to log into an account.

Facebook: Tallowood Baptist Church

We simulcast our services through Facebook Live. Several hours after the service we will post a Vimeo link of the full service.

 

Pastor Duane Brooks Update May 7, 2020