As the days and weeks of separation due to the coronavirus go by, we become more and more aware of how much strength and comfort we derive from our families, and how important and valuable it is to stay in touch with our loved ones. As members and friends of FPC, you are our church family, and we want you to know how much we care about you and how much we are committed to staying in touch with you. In a few days our first newsletter will go out, containing stories about how the members of our church family are faring during this time of isolation. We hope that reading these stories will inspire you to share your own stories with the rest of us.
Here at FPC, the health and safety of our staff and day care workers are our first concerns. We are following CDC guidelines, practicing safe distancing, and with our new cleaning service going “above and beyond “when it comes to cleaning. There are strict guidelines as to who and where people can enter the day care center/church.
At a time when the kind of face-to-face fellowship we value so much isn’t possible, there are on-line worship services and meditations, an outdoor Sunday service, book studies, Theology on Tap, Pitstop with Pastor Penny, Pastor and Deacon phone calls, newsletters and car parades. Pastor Penny and Anna are back in the office, working regular hours. If you need anything don’t hesitate to call either one of them or your Deacon or Session member.
Know that you are in our thoughts and that together, we will get through this.
Our church family is determined to take care of one another, and we will continue to look for ways to stay in touch and support one another. Side by side we fight this battle, and together we will win!
Grace and peace to you.
Pastor Penny, Mike, Rich, Curt, Austin, Jeff, Martha, Michelle, Karen, Kat, Phyllis