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News & Updates

July 7, 2020
Greetings Church Family, I hope all of you are well. One of my favorite quotes is, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” That’s attributed both to Nils Bohr, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and to Yogi Berra, baseball philosopher. While true, I need to let you…
July 2, 2020
As you know, our local officials issued a new order this week regarding the wearing of face coverings in Aransas County. It reads in part, “All people 10 years or older shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is…
May 21, 2020
Greetings everyone, Once again I have updated the worship guidelines after listening to the legal advice of a Texas Baptist attorney and reading closely the governor’s minimum standard health protocols for churches. Below are these guidelines. Scott Jones, PhD, Pastor FBC Rockport Phase 2 Worship Plans FBC Rockport will…
May 15, 2020
Greetings! I miss seeing all of you and I pray that you are well. We are waiting to see if Governor Abbott updates or revises his statewide guidelines and restrictions. It is possible he will release more information on Monday, May 18. We will assess the information we have…
May 1, 2020
Included in the Weekly Church-wide email newsletter for today, May 1, 2020 is a description of FBC Rockport’s Phase One of a phased-in regathering plan. Essentially, we will continue to meet online for worship, Life Groups, ministry groups, and so on for at least the next two weeks in…
April 24, 2020
Currently there is much talk about reopening our society. There is a great variety of opinions about how and when to accomplish this. I and the staff of FBC Rockport will work with appropriate church leaders to make decisions about how and when to “reopen” the church. Remember that…
April 16, 2020
If you were paying attention this evening, you may have heard the President’s plan for reopening America. It has a sort of pre-phase, then phases 1, 2, and 3. The Governor of the Great State of Texas will implement an appropriate version of this for our state. He is…
April 10, 2020
Update from Pastor Scott: Greetings everyone! I pray the Lord’s blessings are upon you as we enter this most unusual Easter weekend. I hope you will join us at 6 p.m. on Good Friday for the Live Stream of our Lord’s Supper Service. Then join us at 10 a.m.…
April 3, 2020
Report from Pastor Scott To the members of FBC Rockport: In the fortieth chapter of Isaiah, Yahweh reminds His people of His presence, His power, and His plans. It is an invitation to trust in the Lord and be comforted. You should read it today. Here is probably the…
April 3, 2020
STAYING CONNECTED DURING THIS UNUSUAL TIME LIFE Groups I want to thank our LIFE Groups on how you have responded to the closed campus. Many of our adult LIFE Groups are video conferencing through zoom.us. Others are using Facebook live and email to share lessons and stay in touch. If you have…
March 25, 2020
The Office is Working Remotely People can still contact the church offices. Our three office staff will share responsibilities to monitor the phones remotely. Call the regular church number, 361-729-6382, and you will be able to reach someone. Everyone in the office will work from home. Most of our regularly used systems,…
March 20, 2020
Update From Paster Scott I hope all of you are well today. I have been praying for you daily. I appreciate all the words of encouragement and your prayers for me, our staff, our church, and the community. The situation surrounding COVID-19 is fluid and changes rapidly. FBC Rockport…
March 17, 2020
Message From Pastor Scott First Baptist Rockport is cancelling all weekly activities, including all Sunday activities, until March 30. At that time, we will reevaluate the status of things and make decisions accordingly. We made this decision because: It is the right thing to do. First Baptist Rockport involves…
January 2, 2020
Children’s Director Wanted Last month, Dianne Nielsen stepped down as Children’s Director in our church. She has found other ministries that are needing her more. Currently, Kim Tharp is our interim Children’s Director and we are blessed to have someone helping out. We are looking for a new director…