Worship With us Outside!

Starting July 26th, First Presbyterian Church is offering Outdoor Worship services at 9:30 am. These Outdoor Worship services will help us prepare for the next phase in gathering together as a church family when we begin offering services in our Sanctuary.


Because safety is the top priority for our community, face coverings that cover mouths and noses must be worn by all attendees over the age of two.

For those not ready to join us in person, our livestream will be available on our website and Facebook page. 


Safety Protocols and FAQ's

While no one can guarantee a completely safe environment or social event during this unprecedented pandemic, we are working hard to keep our community safe and we are asking you to partner with us in that mission. We want you to know that your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. Participating in Outdoor Worship or accessing the facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. 

With that being said, please see the below safety practices for this event:

  • Practice social distancing – maintain 6 ft apart from non-family
  • Avoid physical contact with others
  • Wash/sanitize hands upon arrival and as needed
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you have been sick in the last 24 hours or have been around someone who is sick
  • Masks are required

WHEN SHOULD I GET THERE?

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the service start. The service begins at 9:30 am.


ARE CHILDREN WELCOME?

Yes! All children and students will be required to sit with an adult member of their household, observe social distancing, and practice appropriate hand hygiene. Children over the age of two are also required to remain properly masked throughout the entire service.


WHAT WILL THE SERVICE LOOK LIKE?

These Outdoor Worship services will be casual gatherings. Please dress comfortably. 


WILL THERE BE MUSIC?

A staff musician will lead a variety of worship songs.


WHAT IF IT RAINS?

In the event of inclement weather, Outdoor Worship will be canceled, and attendees are encouraged to watch our livestream from home.


WILL ONLINE WORSHIP CONTINUE?

Yes. Worship online will continue, and be broadcasted live from our in person outdoor gathering. 


SHOULD I ATTEND IF I HAVEN’T BEEN FEELING WELL?

We ask that you not attend if you are sick, have recently been sick, or been in contact with others who are sick.


ARE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS WELCOME?

We strongly encourage people who are in vulnerable populations to stay home and worship online. According to the CDC, vulnerable populations which are at risk are those over 65 years of age, especially those with chronic lung disease; moderate to severe asthma; chronic heart disease; severe obesity; diabetes; chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis; liver disease; or weakened immune system.


WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING BE PRACTICED?

Yes. Please keep at least 6’ away from others, and avoid hugs and handshakes. Masks are required for all, and hand sanitizing stations will be available.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your mask, a bottle of water and a chair. Everyone must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times, and we are encouraging everyone to bring water to stay hydrated throughout the duration of our outdoor worship. 


WILL ANYTHING BE HANDED OUT?

We will have lyrics available in print, passed out by a gloved and masked volunteer. Lyrics will also be sent out before the service so that you may bring your own copy. 


WILL THE CHURCH BUILDING BE OPEN?

No, except for visits to the restroom. One set of restrooms will be available for use. By entering through the back door of the building. Social Distancing will be encouraged by only allowing one person in the restroom at a time. 


WILL THERE BE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES, FELLOWSHIP, or CHILDCARE?

No Sunday School classes, fellowship time, or childcare will be offered at this time.