First Baptist Church of Clayton, NC

COVID-19 - Information Information concerning COVID and church gatherings

Jan 08, 2021 Update:

In light of the current coronavirus spike in our county, the Church Council met on Tuesday, January 5, to discuss and pray about the status of gathering in-person for worship. While we decided that Sunday worship services will remain virtual for now. A survey link to members was sent to obtain feedback.

Dec 15, 2020 Update:

Worship Services Update
After prayerful discussion and consideration, the Church Council voted last night to have virtual only worship services from December 20 through January 3. This decision comes on the heels of the current red “critical” status of Johnston County on the NC COVID-19 County Alert System. The Church Council will meet at the beginning of January to reassess and consider next steps. As we move into a virtual only period, we invite you to join us for worship via the church website, Facebook, or Vimeo Video for these Advent, Christmas, and New Year’s focused services.

Christmas Eve Service Information
While we regret not gathering in person, our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service will be shared virtually. The service still will provide a reverent opportunity for you to worship with your family and others as we reflect on the Christmas message through scripture, music, prayer, and meditation. To assist you in bringing this meaningful service into your homes, the church is providing Christmas Eve Worship Bags for participating families. Each bag contains elements for the Lord’s Supper, candles, and an order of service. The bags for children will contain the same items only substituting a glow stick for the candle.

Christmas Eve Worship bags for your family can be picked up from the Fellowship Hall parking lot during the Live Nativity from 5:30-7:30 pm this Sunday evening, December 20. Bags will also be available for pickup Monday through Wednesday next week (December 21-23) in the hallway outside the church office during office hours. (Mon. & Tues., 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Wed. 8:30 – Noon)

It is our prayer that this service will be a Christmas blessing to all who participate. It will be live streamed on Dec. 24 at 5:00 pm on the church website and Facebook. It will also be available to families on that morning after 9:00 am on Vimeo Video.

In keeping with tradition, the luminaries will be lit outside the church on Christmas Eve by 5:00 pm.

Thank you,

FBCC Church Council


Dec 14, 2020 Update:

On December 8 Johnston County was identified as a “red county” in the NC COVID-19 County Alert System. That means our county is now in the highest tier of counties with “critical community spread” based on local case rates and percent of tests that are positive. Due to our red status and the currently high spread of the virus, our 11 AM worship service this Sunday, Dec. 20, will be virtual only. We invite you to join us for worship via our church website, our Facebook page, or Vimeo Video.


Dec 9, 2020 Update:

Our worship service this Sunday, Dec. 13, will be a virtual service to guarantee the safety of all our members. We look forward to worshiping with you via the church website, Facebook, or Vimeo video.


November 6, 2020:

Dear First Baptist Clayton Family,

In-person worship inside our sanctuary will resume on Sunday, November 15, at 11 AM. Click the three links below for detailed information that will help prepare you for our regathered worship services. The documents are:

A seven-minute instructional video made by Dr. Clipp is also available at the following link:

Regathering – What to expect video

We are grateful to the Regathering Task Force, who have worked hard to prepare us to take this next step in regathering. We pray for God’s continued guidance as we seek to glorify our Lord and also ensure the safety of our entire church family.

Yours in Christ,

The Church Council