IMPORTANT CHURCH UPDATES
The FPCA made the following decisions to avoid community spread of COVID-19 and keep our congregation safe as possible.
5. While some restrictions are being lifted, the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 global pandemic require us to return to church in a way that is reasonable and mindful of the needs of the most vulnerable among us. The virus, while definitely “at bay” for the time being, it is not completely eradicated. FPCA has set some protocols that are in effect until further notice. Are masks required to attend worship? Yes, currently masks are required while in the facility even if you are vaccinated. If you have forgotten yours, a mask can be found on the table in back of the sanctuary. Though we had planned to resume Holy Communion monthly, beginning the first Sunday of September 2021, Dr. Looker has consulted with the Session. He made the decision to postpone the start of Holy Communion until further notice. When communion during worship service is presented again, there will be an opportunity for all to participate in person or virtually via our website during the weekly broadcast of Sunday Worship Live streaming at 10:00 a.m. FPCA will be using prepackaged gluten-free Communion sets as a part of our newly updated protocols. The Communion sets will be made available to those who choose to participate virtually by contacting the church office. The same Communion set will be available during worship on communion Sunday in the sanctuary.
Dr. Looker has also requested that the refreshments offered during after-worship fellowship be individually wrapped or pre-packaged (home-made must be individually wrapped snacks) In addition, bottled water will be provided as well. Dr. Looker appreciates all the volunteers who provide the special gift of hospitality and snacks for this mission, and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please see him if you have any questions and/or concerns.
Please be patient with us as we discern the best practices and procedures to make our community welcoming and safe for all.
The FPCA will update further announcements as soon as we can. Thank you.