Newport Baptist Church

306 East Main St.

Newport, VT 05855


April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Update

First and foremost, I hope and pray that you are well during these tumultuous times. Even though church services were suspended, the daily operations of Newport Baptist continue. The church’s leadership team meets biweekly (now via the internet) to address needs and formulate plans in response to the pandemic. Here’s our going forward agenda for the month of April:

  • In keeping with Governor Phil Scott’s stay at home order, all services will remain suspended through the month of April.
  • Church services will continue to be broadcast on NEKTV at 4:00 PM on Fridays and 5:30 PM every Sunday night. These are the same messages that I post on Facebook.
  • Daily Breads (regular and large print) are available – call me for a copy
  • If you need a ride or require shopping assistance, please let me know – there’s a team of people from church who’ve offered to help in the area of transportation.
  • Are you struggling to pay for food? The Overseers have set aside funds to help.
  • Anxious, lonely, depressed, just need to vent? Don’t hesitate to call, write, text, or email. Being cooped up for a long period of time can fray one’s nerves!
  • For those of you on social media, starting Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30 PM we’ll be hosting “Share and Prayer” a live interface. This platform will allow folk to catch up, see one another, and pray together as a church family. More information will follow...
  • Leaders will continue to keep in touch with widows and shut ins and you can do so, too!

What can you do to help during these tough times?

  • Pray: we must continue to intercede
  • Keep in touch: when in doubt, reach out … call, write – stay connected
  • Lend a hand: if you see a need, do what you can or network with a leader
  • Giving: please continue to support the church, either via check or PayPal
  • Rest in His perfect plan!
  • Rejoice in the Resurrection! As we approach this sacred time of the year, there’s much to be grateful for as believers around the globe celebrate the miracle of Christ’s triumph over Satan, sin, and death. I’m elated over the fact that we have “Victory in Jesus!”

If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, my personal contact information is noted below. Stay safe and God bless.

In His love and service,

Pastor Dave

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’”

(Isaiah 41:13)

Welcome to Newport Baptist Church

Are you looking for a church home? Perhaps you have questions about God, eternity, or life’s origin and purpose?Maybe you've been struggling and need hope and encouragement? Whatever your pursuit, we invite you to join us as we search for answers and grow, together. We believe the Bible offers tenable solutions to life’s most daunting questions and problems as it points us toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As you explore our site please note:

* Find current information on Facebook

* Access weekly sermons through YouTube at NewportBaptistChurchVT

* Need a Bible or additional information, call us at (802) 334-5554

If you've moved to the Newport area or plan to vacation in Northern Vermont, please stop in, we hope to see you at one of our services.

Thank you for visiting our web site!

Dr. David W. Lisner – Senior Pastor