Sunday, September 27, 2020

Worship Info 9.27.20

Greetings, saints! Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/ANQ5g1nnaOY Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement... For all those struggling in the aftermath of fires and hurricanes, that they might have what they need to recover life and livelihood. For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her loss and remember her. For Adam Young (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery For Kim Ridder in recovering from surgery For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her Annette's friend Patty's husband Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery Teresa's continued healing Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction For all who are living with health or economic ramifications of the Covid pandemic. For racial justice and reconciliation in our nation Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time Next Sunday, October 4th is World Communion and St. Francis of Assisi's day. We plan to honor both occasions. We will offer online worship and hold in-person worship (don't forget to RSVP) for Oct. 4, then we will offer a drive-thru communion and animal blessing from 11AM-1PM at the PFC parking lot. You may bring your animal or a picture of them for us to bless. We will have dog treats! Of course we will also take COVID precautions to keep you and yours safe as you receive communion. Hope to see you then! There will be NO Zoom coffee hour this week, as we return to in-person worship; please stay tuned for other online fellowship opportunities as we regroup and adapt to a new rhythm (again!).

Friday, September 25, 2020

Fall 2020 Reflections Newsletter

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AMaovKg16NsC7ZYcr6xhok8NKsu11FPg/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Format of Posts

Hi, Friends who use the blog-I'm not sure why the formatting of our posts has changed recently. We put everything in with spacing and paragraphs but when we view it, it is all together. We will see if we can get this fixed. Thank you for your patience!

Midweek Connection 9.23.20

Dear FPC Beloveds, Here is your link to the Midweek Connection: https://youtu.be/3oLkvIyHpZ4 It includes announcements about upcoming events and classes and Gathering Music by Graham Hicks from Sunday, Sept. 20. Enjoy! A reminder that we would like to know if you plan to join us in worship on Sept 27. RSVP Form Link: https://forms.gle/XEJdJ4aVbzY1FaaT9 This past Sunday, Pastor Keith promised to share the words to "Heart of Worship." Here they are: When the music fades All is stripped away And I simply come Longing just to bring Something that's of worth That will bless your heart I'll bring you more than a song For a song in itself Is not what you have required You search much deeper within Through the way things appear You're looking into my heart I'm coming back to the heart of worship And it's all about you, It's all about you, Jesus I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it When it's all about you, It's all about you, Jesus King of endless worth No one could express How much you deserve Though I'm weak and poor All I have is yours Every single breath I'll bring you more than a song For a song in itself Is not what you have required You search much deeper within Through the way things appear You're looking…

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Worship Info For 9.20.20

Greetings, saints! Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/x-UhsQ8nZqU Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement... For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her loss and remember her. For Adam Young (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery For Kim Ridder in recovering from surgery For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her For friends and family who have been evacuated due to fires; for everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family Annette's friend Patty's husband Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery Teresa's continued healing Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction For all who are living with health or economic ramifications of the Covid pandemic. For racial justice and reconciliation in our nation Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time There will be NO Zoom coffee hour this week, as we return to in-person worship; please stay tuned for other online fellowship opportunities as we regroup and adapt to a new rhythm (again!). In Christ, Pastors Laura and Keith

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Midweek Connection for 9.16.20

Hi, Friends-Here is the midweek connection for today.https://youtu.be/bCSrpzmT2cQ During the video, there is a reminder about letting us know if you plan to come to worship this Sunday.  Thank you to those who have let us know!  Either call the church, email us, or fill out this survey https://forms.gle/axMwGptdEe1zcefYA And one last time, here is the letter we sent out with how we are going to keep you safe when we worship!  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bt3zeKa15hRRuWqn72x3pABfTptp-t1-3qpgdLN_YCQ/edit?usp=sharing

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Link to 9.13.20 Worship

I'm not sure why the blog is posting the way it is. Here is the link to just the worship service and hopefully this will be easier: https://youtu.be/bo_ZmLkUyhI

Worship Info for 9.13.20

Greetings, saints! Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/bo_ZmLkUyhI Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement... Remembering 9-11-2001, we pray for world peace For the family and friends of Lois' sister Linda as they grief her loss and remember her. For Adam Young (son of Dennis and Ruth) for kidney health and a full recovery For Kim Ridder in recovering from surgery For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her For friends and family of many of us who have been evacuated due to fires; for everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family Annette's friend Patty's husband Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery Teresa's continued healing Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction For all who are living with health or economic ramifications of the Covid pandemic. For racial justice and reconciliation in our nation Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time Zoom Coffee Hour will happen at 10 am on Sunday: Link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87261513822?pwd=dDZuRFdmc1pVSmpDUXVHZ2VXZDcyZz09 Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822 Passcode: 009418 We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share. Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation. We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

FPC Midweek Connection 9.9.20

Hello, Saints!  Here is the link to this week's Midweek Connection: https://youtu.be/jcZCE8KnXr0

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Worship Info 9.6.20

 Greetings, saints! 

Here is the link for Sunday's worship service: https://youtu.be/KAJJX3BAQAc

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • For the family and friends of Florence Howell as we grieve her loss and remember her
  • For everyone dealing with the traumas of fires or hurricanes
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid
  • All the churches in Union County as they seek to glorify God during this time
If you have updates on prayers or would like to have one taken off the prayer list, please let us know.  

Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday, link is below:
  • Please mute yourself upon entry to the Zoom room.  We will be trying to facilitate the flow of conversation, and muting yourself when you are not talking is helpful. 
  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks.  Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87261513822?pwd=dDZuRFdmc1pVSmpDUXVHZ2VXZDcyZz09
Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822
Passcode: 009418

The Peace of Christ be with you!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Starting In Person Worship Sept 20

 With joy and caution, Session has approved the plan for returning to in-person worship on Sept 20 at 9:30.  Attached is the link to the document outlining our plan to keep you safe and get us back into the glorifying God in Christ in our sanctuary.  This plan is similar to what was sent out when we attempted to start back in June.  Here are the main changes:

-We will worship inside
-We ask that you let us know you are coming to worship.  By state standards, we are limited to the number of people we can have in the sanctuary for worship and we want to make sure we do not exceed that limit.  We will be asking you to let us know every Sunday you plan to attend at least through the fall.
-We will have someone noting the names of the people in worship in case we have a congregant test positive for Covid and we have to notify people.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bt3zeKa15hRRuWqn72x3pABfTptp-t1-3qpgdLN_YCQ/edit?usp=sharing

Extra masks will be available if you forget to bring yours.  Hand sanitizer is in every pew.

We cannot stress enough that if you are feeling ill for whatever reason or suspect you have Covid, please stay home.  Online worship will continue to be offered.

Please read the electronic letter closely as we will not be mailing out hard copies except to our members who do not have the internet.