Does the 25 person limit to public gatherings include houses of worship?
No. The guidance taking effect November 20 to limit group sizes to 25 does not apply to houses of worship which remain subject to the 50 person limit provided in Phase Two and only where social distancing cannot be observed. Faith leaders are urged to continue to ensure that social distancing is possible and practiced for all in-person services, and to encourage the use of virtual services where possible.
Are there guidelines and recommendations for how to celebrate the holidays?
Montanans are strongly encouraged to follow guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while celebrating the holidays this year. For Thanksgiving activities, the CDC recommends celebrating with people in your household. If however, Montanans choose to spend the holiday with non-household members, the CDC recommends:
- Wearing a face covering with two or more layers, which covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly against the sides of your face;
- Staying at least 6 feet away from individuals who do not live with you;
- Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Using hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol when you are unable to regularly wash your hands;
- Eating outdoors if possible; opening the windows if eating outdoors is not possible
- Limiting the number of guests to the greatest extent possible
- Planning in advance to set celebration expectations;
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and items between uses;
- Bringing your own utensils, dishes, and food to any gathering;
- Using single-use and disposable items;
- Limiting travel to the greatest extent possible
Pastor Chris and the Deacons
To our PCBC family and visitors! As we begin to reintegrate for Sunday gatherings, I've been in discussion with several pastors facing the same decision on "when should people stay home?" and the following is a general guideline to help us navigate these times. Please know your health is the priority for us as we begin to meet.
Please stay home if you fit one of the following categories:
- Have a health condition that makes you vulnerable
- Have a concern/fear about reconvening
- Disagree with the decision to reconvene
- Will have difficulty practicing 'social distancing' (e.g. super fun kids to wrangle)
- Exhibit any symptoms
This will HELP us operate as safely as possible on Sunday. If we have fewer come, it will easier for us (and safer) to coordinate the goings on, especially the first Sunday or two and then we can see what happens.
If you plan on attending, please fill out the Google form pinned at the top of our FB page as this will help us plan ahead as we arrange the seating in our sanctuary. This will be refreshed weekly.
We are working on continuing to keep streaming our services through Facebook but until this is complete, you can always hear the sermon and see the slides on our website around 12pm or later that same Sunday.
Thank you and God bless
Governor Bullock's Announcement and what it means for our PCBC Family. 4-22-2020
With the announcement to "reopen" from Governor Bullock, I know there are questions on whether or not we will be meeting this Sunday at our church April 26th The PCBC leadership team has decided the following until further notice:
- We will NOT be meeting this Sunday until the requirements for group sizes are relaxed, and or lifted (currently 10 people qualify as a "group") and the social distancing mandate is relaxed, and or lifted (currently 6 feet in diameter from one another).
- We are monitoring the announcements as they come to us and we are seeking clarification upon points that impact PCBC.
- We are monitoring the requirements for health and safety as the state begins to open in "phases" and how this impacts PCBC.
- PCBC leadership will notify you via Facebook, phone call or another form of communication, when we will return to normal worship and gathering.
I know this may be disheartening right now but please know we are working toward this resolution and want to return to our fellowships again. Please stay tuned and spread the word for this week and remember to check back here on Facebook for current updates. God bless and shine bright the Gospel. --Pastor John
Due to the extended 'Stay in Home' mandate issued by Governor Bullock, Park City Baptist will continue to meet online via Facebook until a termination date of said mandate is issued by the state of Montana.
We, as a leadership, do not view this mandate as infringing upon religious liberty, rather, we view this mandate by the state as both a health and safety precaution for our communities. Should any mandate specifically and exclusively target religious meetings, rest assure our leadership will address this according to scripture.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor John at 406.855.6563
As many of you already know that Stillwater County mandated that no gatherings of 20+ are to take place effective immediately. The PCBC Leadership has met and decided to close the church building for any gatherings (AWANA, Sunday Service,etc) effective immediately until further notice. PCBC is rapidly moving toward offering our sermons as usual here on the website under "Sermons" and on Facebook as normal.
For those of you who still would like to tithe and support our ministry during this time, please mail checks etc to
Park City Baptist Church
PO Box 357
Park City, MT 59063
We are exploring other options for giving as well and we thank you for your patience.
If you are in need during this time, please contact our leadership (located under "Leadership" tab) and we will respond as soon as we can. We look to serving the community of Park City and surrounding communities, as we navigate through these challenging times.
Please keep us in prayer and remember to be the hands, feet and mouth piece of Jesus during this time and check on those impacted by this virus.
PCBC Leadership 03-17-2020