mask advisory beginning may 2

Beginning this Sunday, May 2, we are updating our COVID-19 protocols to reflect the most recent CDC and local guidelines. Here's the recap:

We are transitioning to a mask advisory. Individual groups may continue to require masks, and leaders will communicate those special circumstances. Although masks are no longer required, we encourage persons to continue to wear masks, especially in prolonged or close-contact situations.

Social distancing measures remain in place; we ask that persons continue to leave 4 chairs between themselves and the next group of persons in the FMC.

And, as always, wash your hands frequently, and if you feel unwell, stay home!

For more information or a copy of the expanded update, contact the church office.

Our Response to Covid-19

Update - Jan. 3, 2021

Our services will remain exclusively virtual through January 31, 2021, subject to extension, as we seek to love one another as Christ has loved us. We encourage every person to wear their masks when in public spaces, to practice physical distancing, and to stay home if experiencing any symptoms of illness. We show one another that we love and care through these small, simple actions!

We look forward to safely returning to in-person services. Until then, we are grateful that technology allows us to remain connected!

Watch our services Live on Facebook every Sunday morning. Our traditional service begins at 9 a.m., while our contemporary service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Update - Dec. 9, 2020


Dear First Baptist Plainfield Church members and community,

The First Baptist Church Plainfield Executive Board voted unanimously on Dec. 8 to move worship services back to “virtual only” if the State of Indiana moves Hendricks County to “red,” which indicates the highest degree of caution based on COVID-19 positivity rates and total cases.  The change would last for four weeks and would be subject to extension if the situation does not improve.

Today, Wednesday, Dec. 9, the state moved Hendricks County from orange to red. As a result, beginning this Sunday, Dec. 13 and extending through Sunday, Jan. 3, we will conduct services on Facebook Live only. There will be no in-person attendance.

Both the 9:00 am and 10:30 am services will be conducted with Pastor David and musicians live from the Church. Christmas Eve services will also be virtual only. A decision will be made soon whether there will still be two services or just one (the two planned in-person services are to be the same).

The outdoor, drive-by, live nativity scheduled for this Sunday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm will go on as planned.

We are saddened to make this change, but we feel it is the best decision to make at this time to help do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

John Poray

Executive Board


Update - May 12, 2020


While we long for the time when we all can worship in person together, the health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff remains our top priority. First Baptist Church Plainfield will continue to worship on Sundays at 9:15 am via Facebook Live into the month of June. We anticipate worshiping in person beginning on June 21, subject to change. We hope you will join us this Sunday on Facebook.

Update - April 28, 2020


The Church Executive Board met this past Saturday to once again discuss the status of our church activities – worship services, Sunday School classes, activities for all ages and our Beginning Steps Pre-school. As in our previous calls, we discussed the state stay-at-home mandate, restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people and the importance of social distancing.

Though the State of Indiana stay-at-home mandate currently runs through May 1 and though state officials have discussed plans for a phase in of reopening the state, the Board anticipates that the state order will be extended. The Board voted to extend our own suspension of activities through May 15.

The health of all our members, visitors, staff and Beginning Steps families continues to be our primary concern. A sub-group of the Board will be meeting to discuss our plans for phasing in our activities, including worship services and Sunday School classes, once the COVID-19 situation improves.  We have to assume that we will need to continue to take precautions once we are able to begin meeting within our church building.


We are thankful that Pastor David is once again able to conduct a service from the FMC on Sunday morning and, with the help of Aaron Castleman, deliver it over Facebook Live. We encourage everyone to participate in this service at 9:15 am each Sunday. Please continue to be in prayer that the pandemic will rapidly wane and that soon, we will once again worship together within our church building.   


Update - March 31, 2020

In February, we celebrated “I Love My Church” month; in March, our theme was “I Love My Community.” As we enter April, we hope that you will embrace another theme with us: “I Give My Life.” This month, much like the last, will look different than we have imagined, as our services will continue to be held via Facebook Live through Sunday, April 26. The building will remain closed through April 30, but staff will support the congregation through virtual communications.


Although our world may feel upside down, we will come together virtually on Easter Sunday, April 12, to celebrate and rejoice in the Resurrection of Christ. We hope you will invite your friends and family to join us as we encourage and uplift one another with the Good News of our Savior!


As disciples of Christ, we are often called to sacrifice and give for the benefit of others. In Luke 9:23, Jesus tells us, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Let us be deliberate in the coming days, as we give our lives to Christ while apart from the larger body, to read Scripture daily, to pray for others, and to allow ourselves time to listen for God’s spirit at work in us.


The Executive Board will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and make changes accordingly. We look forward to being together again soon, and we pray for you daily.


Original Release - Saturday, March 14, 2020

In an effort to keep our congregation and community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution, First Baptist Church Plainfield is taking steps to protect persons from the dangers presented by this novel virus, as well as to lessen the impact of stress on the healthcare system.

At this time, all services and activities at First Baptist Church Plainfield are cancelled through Sunday, April 5, in accordance with national, state, and local health guidelines.

This includes Sunday services, which will now be held virtually via Facebook Live at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday. Tithes and offerings can be mailed to the church or given online at

This decision comes from our desire to love one another as Christ has loved us; by choosing to pause our face-to-face ministries in this time, we acknowledge that compassion for one another is now an act of solidarity for public health – in being apart, we can be united in our love for Christ and one another. It is not out of fear, but love for one another, that we have made this decision.

As we face this unprecedented issue, please use this time for individual and family devotion and worship. Continue to pray for our community, our church, and those who have been impacted by the pandemic.

More information and resources will be released in the coming days and weeks. For emergencies, you may contact the pastoral staff via email or cell phone.