Chestnut Grove Baptist Church 

Coronavirus Statement and Action Plan


March 21, 2020


Psalm 91:1, 2 states “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.” Thusly, you are strongly urged to put your confidence in our God and know He is a very present help in trouble. 



  1. Practice good handwashing techniques
  2. Cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze
  3. Stay home if you’re feeling sick
  4. Reframe from hugging and shaking hands; waving, shoulder bump and the “I see you sign” are more appropriate ways of greeting at this time.
  5. Persons who are eighty-plus years of age with chronic health conditions are asked to stay home.



Per conversation/communication with Athens-Clarke County Chief and Deputy Police Chief, I am being strongly urged to do worship service via live streaming and/or facebook live.  Thusly, I am asking no one come to the church for services with the exception of the worship leader, musician and tech support.  Again, the sanctuary will not be open for services beginning tomorrow, March 22, 2020 and until further notice.

Pray fervently that this pandemic end soon, stay home and catch us on Facebook Live and/or Live Streaming, beginning tomorrow, March 22nd and until further notice.  We will keep you updated as things seem to change daily.  Shelter with Him.  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1)

GIVING – can be done by the following means:  


  1. Online/Mobile – Via the church’s website (click on the GIVE tab in the upper right corner) or download the free Give Plus Church app for mobile giving; set up your profile and follow the instructions to get started.  Note: There is a 2.75% + .45 transaction fee for debit/credit card donations or 1% + .45/transaction fee for ACH (checking/saving account) processing. We recommend donors offset these fees by adding the fee amount to your donation.



 2.  MAIL

your tithes and offerings to:

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

P.O. Box 48845

Athens, GA. 30604-8845


3.  Drop-off during

church office hours (Tuesday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)


Corporate Prayer is offered as follow:

Monday 6:30 a.m.- and Friday 6pm Dial-in- prayer (1-605-313-4158, code – 564196)

Sunday School 

There will be NO Sunday School classes for the next three Sundays, i.e., fourth, fifth (March), first (April). You are encouraged to utilize your literature for individual and family study in the home

Bible Studies 

Mid-week Bible Studies via Live Streaming will be held on Wednesday at 12 noon and 7 p.m. led by pastor or a designee. These studies will be targeted for the whole family. All other classes are recessed until further notice. Please set aside a time each day for individual and/or family Bible Study. 


Sunday bulletin

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church


Order of Worship 

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship ………,. Psalm 107:1-2, 9 (KJV) ……………………….Minister

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, who he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. 

* Praise and Worship ………………………………..Minister Jeremy Horn

* Prayer …………………………………… Pastor Lattimore

* Praise and Worship ………………………………Minister Jeremy Horn

THE HOLY WORD …………………………….…….… Pastor Lattimore


Benediction …………………………………………………………….. Pastor Lattimore


or  Via the church’s website  (click on the GIVE tab in the upper right corner) or download the free Give Plus Church app for mobile giving; set up your profile and follow the instructions to get started.
Note: There is a 2.75% + 0.45/transaction fee for debit/credit card donations or 1.00% + 0.45/transaction fee for ACH (checking/saving accounts) processing. We recommend donors offset these fees by adding the fee amount to your donation. 


Corporate Prayer 

  • Prayer-line – Monday 6:30 a.m & Friday 6pm.- 1-605-313-4158, code – 564196

  • Tuesday – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday – 10:30 a.m.; Thursday-12 noon

  • 1st Friday – 7 a.m. Day Break & Midnight

  • 2nd– 4th Fridays – 7a.m Day Break & 6 p.m. -Happy Hour

  • Prayer with Fasting (as requested)


Dial-in-prayer will be held @ 6:30a.m. tomorrow. 


The Sick & Elderly Ministry to University Health and Rehab is canceled for Monday and Sunday through March.


Friday Prayers will be held @ 7a.m. and 6p.m. 

Our Mission: to lead individuals to surrender to Jesus and grow in a committed relationship with Him



Ministers in Preparation

Chad Sneed (9/2/18)

Ethel Long (3/10/19)

Sick & Shut in

Lestine McNeely Carrie Dowdy

Christine Lattimore Daisy Smith  

Sally Tate Cordelia Allen 

Juanita Long Martha Brooks

Lula Stovall       Cornelius Bailey

Cordelia Laster WC & Margaret Watson 


In need of Prayer

Lucy Hanson (3/1)    Shaddrick Ellis (3/1) E.W. Strickland (3/15) 

Emma Allen (3/10) Monica Delvin (3/1) Pearl Gresham (2/23) 

Jody Stevens (3/22) Rochelle Moore (3/1) Pauline Armstrong (3/15)

Margaret Davis (3/1)



Families of James C. Foster, Essie Davenport, 

Nancy Cox and Mary Dilliard  


Shouts of Praises

Congratulations to Dea Bennett Johnson – Legacy Award Recipient, Hill Chapel Baptist Church  


New Members 


P.O. Box 48845 * Athens, GA 30604-8845