UPDATE AS OF 4/18 – Temperature checks no longer required

Dear Friends,

As we have announced in our recent newsletter, emails, and at worship, we decided at our recent Session meeting to begin indoor worship, with Covid precautions, on Easter Sunday.  We are very excited to be able to be together in this way again!  Easter this year seems to come with even a little more promise and hope than most years as vaccines are distributed and many of our more at-risk members have already gotten them.  If you have not been able to attend our outdoor services, we encourage you to join us again in the sanctuary as you feel safe to do so.  We will continue to offer our online Sofa Sanctuary for a while longer, but we hope that over the coming weeks a higher and higher percentage of our congregation will move back to in-person.

Holy Week will fittingly be a time of transition for us.  We begin with the more solemn time of Palm Sunday outdoors under the oak tree at 1:00 on March 28.  Then we will observe Maundy Thursday with communion outdoors in the garden courtyard at 7:00 on April 1.  On Good Friday the Worship Committee invites you to drop by and join others in the Sanctuary for a time of personal guided prayer and meditation during the periods of either 12:00-2:00 p.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m.  And then on Easter Sunday, April 4, there will be a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. under the oak tree, and a service in the sanctuary at 10:30.  From then on we plan to continue our worship each week in the sanctuary.

During all of these worship times we will continue to require worshipers to observe normal Covid precautions including sign-ins, wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding congregational singing.  We are making plans, however, for some of our choir members to be able to sing together during worship using specially designed masks.  Also beginning on Easter Sunday we will have an activity available for children each week, either outside or in the spacious fellowship hall as weather dictates.

Thank you for your continuing support during the last year.  We know that it has been a strange and difficult time to navigate in your own life as it has been for our church as a whole.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Christ is Risen!  He is risen indeed!

Yours in the Risen Christ,
The Session and Pastor of Fayette Presbyterian Church

The Worship Committee and Session members are regularly evaluating the details and logistics of these services. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact John Dodds or Donna McManus. We know the great value of being able to worship and be together, but are also trying to balance thatwith the risks during this time.  Thank you for your prayers and support.

Yours in Christ,
The Session

Please review our FPC Infectious Disease Policy HERE.