As we are all aware, the global spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, has become a central topic of discussion and concern for many of us. It has caused us to think about the things we take for granted and to rethink how we go about the practices of our daily lives. In the church, this pandemic has caused us to consider new ways to approach what have been longstanding practices and traditions.
I am encouraging you to stay well informed of what the health professionals are telling us, and to stay in touch with what is happening and being recommended in our own community.
Rather than live in fear, let us together approach this challenge in faith. We have an opportunity to model for our children and for families and for each other what a faith-filled and faithful response can be.
The apostle Paul says it well. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7)
Please take note of the following changes and points of information:
Church Service at the Sanctuary
Little Zion Baptist Church (LZBC) services at the sanctuary are suspended until further notice.
We are presently planning to offer a form of service online by way of Facebook Live. More information will be available in the upcoming days.
We are making every effort to continue to provide for members/salaried workers of our full time staff who depend on LZBC for their livelihood.
To maintain essential church operations, giving and tithing is essential to accomplishing this goal. There are several ways to give. LZBC's online giving service provider is Tithe.ly. Through Tithe.ly we manage our electronic giving, however there are several other options to give:
- U.S. Mail (checks only) Little Zion Baptist Church, P.O. Box 74094 Baton Rouge LA 70807
- Tithe.ly App. (Go to the app store icon on your smart phone and search for Tithe.ly. Once there, you will enter your credit/debit card information to make a contribution.
- Text to give through Tithe.ly, dial 1(318) 310-7726, it will direct you on how to set up your information to text your contribution.
- Cash App - Please contact one of the Deacons below for further information.
To stay current on information regarding LZBC, go to our website at www.lzbc.org, or feel free to contact any of the following deacons:
|Charles Bell||(225) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ivy Lewis||(225) email@example.com|
|Anthony McFarland||(225) 775-0869|
|Alvin Donaldson||(225) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Lacey||(225) email@example.com|
|Gerard Sanders||(225) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Albert||(225) email@example.com|
|Robert Signater||(225) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lyndolph Marcellus||(225) 357-2038|
|Michael Jackson||(225) email@example.com|
If there are family members, friends, or church associates that may not be in communication with the church, please share this information with them and ask them to forward their email address, and or mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen Albert at (225) 324-7298.
With all my heart, I believe we continue to serve a good God who has already been to "tomorrow" and knows "the rest of the story". While we continue to have great faith in God, we also must use our God-given wisdom during these times.
Until we meet again, may God continue to bless and keep you is my prayer.
Marcus L. Jackson, Pastor
Little Zion Baptist Church