5/11 The Pastor’s Pen

Good morning family!

“May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” (2 Peter 1:2)

I pray that you are sensing the goodness and mercy of God following you day-by-day. As we continue to face this pandemic and its accompanying challenges, there are many things we are tempted to complain about. But I bid you to count your blessings. Remember, rest in, and rejoice over the ways the Lord has demonstrated his faithfulness to you.

There are now many conversations about loosening restrictions and opening up our economy again. However, as a church, all in-person meetings, services, and activities will continue to be suspended until further notice.

The leadership of SBC have begun to explore how we will restart public gatherings. We have not yet discussed when that will take place. We want to resume meeting together soon and safely. But we are moving with an abundance of caution, with concern for your safety and wellbeing.

On this Saturday May 16, we will have an online forum for “An Encouraging Word” at 1:00 PM via Facebook Live and the Zoom Conferencing platform. Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us, as we offer encouraging words and answer questions to help deal with these uncertain times.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  Magnolia Hood M.S. Ed., LMHC of Florida State University will be our moderator.

As your pastor, I only have two concerns right now.

  1. First, I want to use any and every means available to feed you the word of God.
  2. Second, I want to know you are there and are okay.

As it relates to this second priority, we have started an outreach effort where our Deacons and volunteers are calling everyone on our membership list to pray for you, see if we can be of any help, and update your membership information. Please pray for this process.

Until we meet again, let me challenge and encourage you with the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

All the best,
Pastor Williams


COVID-19 Community Outreach


SBC has created the COVID-19 Community Outreach Fund.  Please consider donating to help support essential workers and those most vulnerable to the economic and health related issues caused by this pandemic in our community.

You can donate online by clicking here.

Online Bible Study: Wednesdays

We are pleased to inform you that our bible study, will be ONLINE (beginning on 3/25) via ZOOM Conferencing, on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm CDT.


Please click links below to access the following lessons:


God the Seeker Lesson 1

Blessed to Be a Blessing Lesson 2 (4/15)

The Lord Reigns Lesson 3 (4/22) 

God’s Attack On Racism Lesson 4 (4/29)

Concentric-Circle Outreach Lesson 5 (5/6) 

Ambassadors for Christ Lesson 6 (5/13)

The Motivational Example Lesson 7 (5/20)

Eyes On the Prize Lesson 8 (5/27)

Diversity in Heaven Lesson 9 (6/3)

To join the Virtual Bible Study with a computer, tablet, or smartphone; visit Meeting ID: 802 973 031

For those joining the Virtual Bible Study by dialing from your phone, or if you cannot download the app, or do not have a smart phone … dial the conference phone number 312 626 6799 to listen in; when prompted input the Meeting ID: 802-973-031

Sunday School Conference Call

The Adult Sunday School class will be meeting via conference call, Sundays at 9:00 AM.  Sunday School lessons can be accessed  here.

Adult Sunday School Conference Call info is listed below:

Join by dialing 312-626-6799  Access Code: 322476888#

Sunday School Teaching Schedule

May 03, 2020 Rev. Celeste Jarrett
May 10, 2020 Deacon Frank Jones
May 17, 2020 Brother Jarome Harris
May 24, 2020 Deacon Daisy Holley
May 31, 2020 Sister Jackye Butler
Date Teacher Lesson Lesson Scriptures
June 7, 2020 Rev. Celeste Jarrett The Call of Wisdom Proverbs 1:1-4;7-8;10, 20-22, 32-33
June 14, 2020 Deacon Frank Jones The Valor of Wisdom Proverbs 2:1-11
June 21, 2020 Brother Jarome Harris The Gifts of Wisdom Proverbs 8:8-14. 17-21
June 28, 2020 Deacon Daisy Holley Wisdom’s Feast Proverbs 9:1-6, 8-10, 13-18