Come as you are, in your family car!
We’re living in unprecedented days when nearly every activity, event, or gathering in our lives has been negatively impacted. Education, sports, shopping, and many people’s careers have all been severely altered for the sake of slowing the spread of the covid-19 virus. This has left many of us spending much more time at home than we are used to, with many rarely venturing out at all. In difficult times, the people of Antioch West have always been able to depend on one another for support and encouragement. Unfortunately, the same precautions that keep us from many other gatherings have led to us going on-line with our Bible studies and worship services as well. While we are thankful that God has allowed us to have these resources, we also recognize that we need to see one another to know that we are worshiping and praying together.
We are utilizing a unique and innovative method of coming together for worship by holding a “Drive-In Service” at 10:00 each Sunday morning. The entire service is held in our parking lot, where participants maintain their ‘social distancing’ by remaining in their cars. Though this still does not offer the same level of fellowship and connection that a regular service would, it does offer us the ability to see one another at a safe distance and know that we are there for one another. It also gives us a better sense of unity as we come before our Father in worship. This service will include nearly every element of a regular worship service. A digital version of the weekly worship bulletin will be found at the bottom of this page in the days leading up to the service.
Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic and organize parking. Please follow their lead as they help you line your vehicle up to give you the best view possible while still fitting a maximum number of cars into our lot. It would be best if you plan to show up about 15-30 minutes early.
We do take an offering during the service, but anyone who would rather mail their gifts are welcome to send them to: Antioch West Baptist Church, C/O Treasurer Arlis Palmer, PO Box 1049, Magnolia, AR 71754.
For those who are unable to attend these services, we will continue to stream it live on our Facebook page. We also provide weekly “Church Connect Videos” on DVD upon request. This is for those who cannot access our videos online. If you know of someone who needs these videos, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue with these services until we are once again able to meet together as usual. In the event of thunderstorms, tornadoes, or other inclement weather, we will cancel the Drive-In Service and offer that week’s service as streaming only. We hope you will join us for our Drive-In Service; there’s a place for you at Antioch West!