FPCG Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

A message from the Session of First Presbyterian Church, June 21, 2020

Worship

We will be worshiping remotely on Sunday mornings. Please subscribe to our Youtube Channel or Click Here to join us for worship, which will be available by 8:45 am.

Bulletins for Sunday Worship can be found by clicking here.

We love to have our congregation contribute to worship. You can do this by sending pictures of yourself or others “being church” during this time. We will use these images in slide shows during worship

Faith Formation

During this time many of our Sunday School classes will continue to meet through virtual platforms. Check with Sunday School teachers or staff on how to access a particular class.

Elementary Sunday School classes will meet with via Zoom at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. Check your email for log on instructions or contact Maggie Wentzky if you’d like to join in and are not currently on the email list.

Our Middle and High School youth gather Wednesday afternoons via Zoom for study and fellowship. Contact Rev. Berry French for more information.

Coming Soon!! Compassion Camp – A virtual Vacation Bible School July 19 – August 2 More details coming soon

We have a number of studies going on during this time.

Unraveled is a bible study based on art and reflection from A Sanctified Art. The study is led by Whitney Moss and occurs via Zoom every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. Email Whitney if you’d like more information or would like to join the study.

Our Interim Pastor, Dr. Pete Peery, will be leading a book study of Raising White Kids, by Jennifer Harvey, starting in mid June. Those interested are encouraged to read a chapter of the book each week and gather via zoom for discussion. If you are interested in participating please email Lisa Johnson.

Interim Associate Pastor, Rev. Berry French, as well as several of our members have taken up the challenge to be “Better when we’re Back Together”. This 21 day challenge developed by Myers Park Presbyterian Church encourages participants to read, watch and listen to brief resources on issues related to race equality in our country, daily and gather a couple of times via zoom to discuss. If you are interested in learning more or taking the challenge visit Myers Park’s website and reach out to Berry.

Fellowship

FPCG Zoom Connections are an opportunity for anyone to come together virtual to share joys, concerns, prayer requests, devotions, etc. These will happen weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 am. Use the information below to access these gatherings.

ThursdaysClick to join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 284 432 366
Password: 656159

Other groups within the church are also continuing to meet virtually at this time including our Prayer Shawl Ministry, Book Club and Circle. If you have questions about any of these or would like more information please reach out to the church office.


Giving

Gifts by Cash or Check: You may make weekly or monthly gifts on an ongoing basis by allowing the church to directly debit your checking or savings account. This way of giving is often used to make payments on a pledge. To make a gift by direct debit, fill out the Authorization Form. The form asks for the type of account (checking or savings), the routing number of the account, the account number, and the frequency and amount of each debit. Download the form and print it out, or pick one up from the church office. You will need to sign the form and return to the church office with a voided check.

Gifts by Text Message: Text “GIVE” to 18649993612 to give a tithe or donation by text message.

Gifts by Online Giving:  The link below gives you the ability to make a secure online contribution to First Presbyterian Church online. To make a contribution, click the link below.

For Online Giving Click Here

Mission 
We hope you will pray for and remember the work of our mission partners as they serve our neighbors in need during these challenging times.   We invite you to visit their websites (click on the names below) to hear about their ongoing work and response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Communications

As we communicate with our congregation we will archive notices here so that you are able to look back and access information.

Check our bi-weekly newsletters for updates and resources

Our Calling Amidst the Chaos

Resources

Foothills Presbytery Coronavirus Response Page

First Presbyterian Church Directory – Reach out to members of our church family. This directory can be accessed at this link on the web or via the Instant Church Directory App on your phone. If you have trouble with it reach out to Maggie Wentzky.

Presbyterian Mental Health Network CO-VID 19 Resource Sheet

Postcards – There are printed postcards, like the one shown here in the mailbox at Door B at the church. Feel free to pick up a few and send them to stay connected.