March 17, 2020
As we work to do our part in slowing the spread of Coronavirus throughout our country, state, and community, we have made the decision to officially close effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 12:00PM (noon).
We know God is in control.
We know God is a healer.
Our faith is in God as we continue to pray for our city, state, and country leadership as they make sound decisions going forward.
We are taking this step to not only be in compliance with orders and guidance provided by leadership, but also to protect our church family and community by allowing our staff the opportunity to be safe and healthy.
This will not affect #MealsAtTheSixth drive-up meal service for children. This service will still be in place with Kickstart, Inc. as stated in our previous announcements.
This closing is in effect until further notice.
Sunday services will be held online.
Check www.sixthavebaptist.com/covid19information for additional related information.
Pastor John Cantelow III & Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Staff
For our members’ safety and to comply with state health department and national recommendations to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we have canceled our March 29th Family on the 5th outing. All members who purchased tickets will receive a refund upon request. Please email email@example.com to initiate that process.
Meals at the Sixth:
SABC family and community friends, thank you for your resounding support of the Meals at the Sixth initiative to help feed children during this difficult time. We have now reached our maximum number of allowed volunteers. We will keep you posted on other ways we can serve our community together. Thank you for your selflessness.
March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020
Due to rapidly developing COVID-19 concerns, and many areas facing two-week quarantine to increase social distancing, in agreement with our host missions site which has also closed its campus, we will not proceed with our Spring Break plans.
We know our youth were looking forward to the trip (as were we) but ensuring everyone’s safety is of critical importance. At this time, we are unable to provide a potential rescheduled date but we are working to make that a possibility. All payments will be refunded, but please allow a couple of days to begin that process.
Building a community of youth who love as one family is one of our core Collision values. And we would want to salvage their Spring Break if possible and bring them together to continue making memories. However, at this time, we believe it is best to not assemble as a large group in highly populated entertainment centers. We will communicate any changes to parents and youth.
March 11, 2020
There will be no on-campus activities this Sunday, March 15.
We will worship exclusively online and be viewed on our church website, www. sixthavebaptist.com.
We feel this is one of the better ways to honor the nation’s, state, and local government request, love each other, and faithfully offer God our worship.
You can watch the service at any time on Sunday. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LIVE STREAM.
COVID-19 will not stop our mission at Sixth Avenue. Your continued faithful giving to God’s work here extends locally and throughout the world.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE GIVING or mail it to 1101 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW, Birmingham, AL 35211.
Important information for our Health & Wellness Ministry:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people take everyday precautions to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. Here are 7 ways you can protect yourself:
Wash your hands
One of the best prevention methods is to wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Try to keep a distance of about six feet from people who have a cough or other respiratory symptoms. If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid close contact with others.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
The virus can live on contaminated surfaces and objects, so try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Use a tissue
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your bent elbow, and immediately dispose of tissues in the trash.
Wear a mask when needed
Healthy people don’t need to routinely wear face masks to prevent infection. Instead, face masks should be worn by people who show symptoms in order to stop the spread of droplets that can transmit the virus to others. Face masks should also be worn by health care professionals and anyone caring for someone sick at home.
Clean surfaces regularly
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces—such as door handles and light switches—using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Stay home if you are sick
If possible, stay home if you are sick to prevent transmitting the virus to others. If you think you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, contact a health care provider promptly if you develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Before you go to a clinic or hospital, call ahead so the staff can take appropriate precautions.