WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS


  • Church Life and COVID Response

    As of May 16, the CDC has updated its guidelines for those who have received a COVID vaccine, indicating, "Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance." In light of the CDC's guidance, the Re-Opening Taskforce recommends for our congregation that the wearing of masks be optional for people who are fully vaccinated. The CDC recommends that those who are not yet fully vaccinated should seek a vaccine and continue wearing masks, and the Taskforce also re-affirms this guidance. For the time being, social distancing/spacer pews will continue to be maintained when we gather for worship or other community activities. Given what we now know about the improbability of transmission through surfaces, the Taskforce also recommends that all items (such as hymnals, bibles, yellow cards, and friendship pads) be returned to the pews. This guidance would remain in effect at the discretion of the Taskforce and Session, with the hope of reducing regulations in the future when it seems wise. For more information from the CDC, head to this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html


    Our service will be live-streamed on Facebook. Please note: you do not need a Facebook account in order to access our services. Follow the link below to our church's Events page on Facebook, and select the service you would like to view:

    https://www.facebook.com/fpcjeffcity/live/


    At this time, we are only meeting in person for worship; Sunday school will continue meeting by Zoom for at least the next four weeks. In order to give our class enough time to adjourn from Zoom and make it to in-person worship, we've moved our Sunday school time earlier to 9:00-10:00 AM. We continue to meet for Wednesday-night fellowship and Bible study at 6:30 PM. Please contact Pastor Dave Strickler at dave.fpcjeffcity@gmail.com if you are not currently receiving invitations to these events, and he will add you to the mailing list.