Each Sunday in August, First Baptist Gulfport will offer corporate worship
on campus at 9 am & 10:30am.

Before you reserve your seat...

Ask the following questions on behalf of your entire group before you RSVP for a Worship Service:

Am I showing any flu-like symptoms?

Have I had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?

Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Is there any medical reason why I shouldn’t be around others?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to attend worship online for several more weeks.
 
Reserving your seat
If you answered NO to the above questions for each person in your group and you’re ready to reserve your seat, click below to register you and your family for each date and time that you plan to attend.

*Please plan to wear a mask while in the building.
Worship Services

Upon Your Arrival

Things will be a little different. Please maintain social distance as you enter and exit, and be prepared to wear a mask while indoors.

  1. You’ll be met by a parking lot greeter who will direct you to the Gymnasium Entrance if you park in the south lot or the West Entrance if you park in the west lot of the Worship Center - all other entrances will be closed. Please note that ONLY the Worship Center and the restrooms located between the Worship Center and the Gymnasium Entrance will be open - the rest of the building will be inaccessible.
  2. A Lobby Greeter will greet you at the Gymnasium Entrance. The doors to the Gymnasium Entrance will be open so you can have a touchless entry experience.  A greeter will welcome you and record your attendance.
  3.  As you enter the Worship Center an usher will determine the size of your group and usher you to a seat as near to the front as possible. Seating everyone as they arrive from the front of the worship center to the back will limit contact.
*Please stay near or in your seat during the Worship Service and remember to stay in your seat for departure instructions at the conclusion of the Worship Service.
*During initial Worship Service ReGathering Phase, preschool, children and student programs will not be available on campus.  
All children are welcome to worship with their parents.

Some Sunday Morning Life Groups will be assembling. The entire facility with the exception of the Worship Center and designated restrooms will be closed. Lessons, stories, and activities are available for Preschool – High School on their respective website pages.

Health & Safety

Interior doors to the Worship Center will remain open to limit contact of door handles.
Sanitation
Hand sanitizing stations will be available in the lobby. Our team will clean and disinfect frequently contacted surfaces in the Worship Center following each service.
Face Masks
The governor of Mississippi has offered guidance for houses of worship in which he states that we should strongly encourage the use of face masks. As a result, we are asking each attendee to be prepared to wear a face covering as you attend a church service. We will have face masks available in the lobby for those who do not have their own.

If this causes health concerns for you, the Governor has stated that you are NOT REQUIRED to wear a mask. Thank you for your continued faithfulness to Christ, His church, and our Coast! 
Restrooms
The restrooms located in the back of the Worship Center will be available for use and will be cleaned throughout the morning.
NOTE: Not everyone attending will regularly wear a mask nor will they be concerned with social distancing.
If these are concerns for you, worshiping at home may be your best option until the threat of infection is neutralized.

Social Distancing

Seating

In an effort to maintain the 6ft. social distancing guideline, groups of seats have been placed six feet apart throughout the Worship Center. As you enter the Worship Center, an usher will determine the size of your group and usher you to a seat as near to the front as possible. Seating everyone as they arrive from the front of the worship center to the back will limit contact.

Family members should sit together, and out of respect for others, we ask that you maintain social distance throughout the on-campus worship experience.

Exiting

When the worship experience is over, please keep your seat to receive instructions for exiting the building.