April 18, 2020

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Members and Friends of First Baptist Church of Akron,

On March 18th, the Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order prohibiting the congregating of ten of more people, even for faith-based events from March 19th until April 16th. Then, a stay-at-home public health order was issued on March 26th, and it has been extended to April 28th, prohibiting our church from practically congregating in-person out of concern for the welfare of the public. However, it does not technically close houses of worship.

I will continue to record and post the following on our church website until Wednesday, April 22nd: Bible studies, SS lessons, sermons, church bulletins, and hymns. For those without internet capabilities, I am willing to create DVDs and mail or deliver them to their homes. Please let me know if you are in need of them.

Under this most recent public health order, I can continue to provide in-person pastoral care to those who are disabled, in crisis, or facing the end-of-life. I am only a phone call away for counseling needs. You can reach me at (970) 466-0936.

I believe that it would be wise for me to suspend pastoral visits and in-person counseling, except for emergencies.  Crystal and I will do our best to handle counseling needs over the phone.

The deacons, trustees, and I are willing to get groceries, run errands, or serve you in any way that we can.

Please consider remaining faithful in your giving during this time. You can mail your tithes and offerings to P.O. Box 464; Akron, CO 80720. Pastor and a trustee will deliver them to the church. Jaime Stafford and another church member will count and deposit them. You can also drop off your tithes and offerings at anytime by calling me.

Your Servant in Christ,


Pastor Acker