Dear Church Family,
I am delighted to say that we are opening for Worship this Sunday, June 21st at 10:35 AM. The Session realizes that there are differences of opinion regarding how best to move forward as a society, even among faithful followers of Christ. We all see the world a little differently because we all come from different life experiences and situations. We are also aware that we all have different comfort levels in interacting with others during this pandemic. Amid these realities, let us all be patient and kind to one another (1 Corinthians 13:4).
Online worship will continue to be offered at 10:35 AM.
For those who are ready to return to in-person worship, you are invited to join us here on campus. Here is a summary of the measures First Presbyterian Church is taking to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.
On Sunday mornings, ingress and egress to the Sanctuary will be controlled and limited. All those entering the Sanctuary should do so via Circle Drive entrance or the Lee Street entrance.
• We will have greeters at each door with a table to distribute bulletins, masks, and hand sanitizer for congregants to pick up and use.
• In the Sanctuary, alternating pews have been blocked from use.
• Pews have been fogged with a disinfecting mist before Sunday Services. Additional cleaning
will be done before the next week’s worship service.
• All books, papers, friendship pads, and pencils have been removed from sanctuary.
• No passing of offering plates. A basket for the offering will be in the back of the sanctuary for
• Beverage stations will be closed at this time.
• Families (including young children) are welcome to worship together but no childcare will be
• At all stages, worshippers are encouraged to practice personal responsibility and safety by
wearing face masks, not shaking hands, hugging, or lingering for conversations in the hallways.
Who Should Stay Home?
If you have been in contact with infected persons or have experienced symptoms that may be COVID-19 related, or are medically vulnerable due to underlying health issues, please stay safely at home and continue to worship online. These include:
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• Loss of taste or smell
• Fever 100.0 degrees or higher
• Known close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19
Your cooperation is much appreciated! This crisis has caused many changes – some needed and some we are excited to leave behind! The good news is that it will not last forever, and we are optimistic about what lies ahead for our church family.
See you soon!
Joy in Christ! Stay Well.
Pastor AnnAline Drake