Rev. Dr. Laurie Sponaugle
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Savoring the Season: Advent Plans
We are getting excited about the approach of Advent! A whole host of ideas are in the works to keep us connected during this significant season!
As part of Savoring the Season, we are participating in a virtual One Candle campaign of hope. We are working on creating yard signs with the one candle logo on them to inspire our community with hope, peace, joy, and love. In addition to the yard sign, we have ordered individual electric candles (safety first!) to display in your window. If you would like to participate in the One Candle campaign, we are asking for a donation of $20 to help defray the cost. Email Pastor Laurie at email@example.com to reserve your kit.
Another exciting part of Savoring the Season will be an Advent care package! Look for more information to come.
A LETTER FROM PASTOR LAURIE:
Dear Church Family, July 23, 2020
It has been so long since we have been together in the way that we love; gathered in the sanctuary, embracing or shaking hands with one another in our lively passing of the peace; laughing and catching up with each other as we wait for worship to start; and lingering with one another over coffee and delicious treats. I have missed you; and I have missed this fellowship and the connections that we make week to week when we gather together for worship. The time apart has been hard!
I am mindful that even as we throw open the doors on August 2nd, our regathering will not be exactly as we remember or long for. Some will not be with us, due to heath concerns, health issues or a desire to continue to practice physical distancing and it is important that they do so to take good care of themselves. Be assured, we will continue to stream our worship services on our Facebook page, which can also be accessed on our website, http://preslow.org.
In addition, even as we gather in the sanctuary together, the experience will be different as concerns about COVID-19 will require physical distancing, the use of masks, and changes to many of our typical elements of worship including the celebration of communion, the collection of the offering, the passing of the peace, the children’s time, and singing together. The Session has been prayerful and thoughtful in drafting guidelines that will allow us to come together in worship as safely as possible. You will find the guidelines below which were drafted out of an abundance of love for our community and a desire to be together with a minimum of risk. I do look forward to the day when we can return to many of the expressions of love that we treasure, but for the time being, I look forward to being with you in whatever way we can.
If you have questions or concerns about the guidelines, I invite you to stop by for a visit on Wednesday as I will be in my office from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can also stop by any time you see my red car in the church parking lot, call me (315-955-5300) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer. May God hold you gently as we continue to adjust to life as we now know it.
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Our home Presbytery is located in Utica, NY
We have a casual, come as you are type of
worship service where all are welcome!
On August 2nd, we returned to in-person worship with limited seating and safety guidelines.
As many are not yet ready to come to worship, we are also live-streaming worship on our Facebook page.
Currently we are not offering Sunday School, Nursery Care or Fellowship Time due to safety concerns.
First Presbyterian Church is a diverse faith family that seeks to be open and inclusive in our expressions of our Christian faith and in our attitudes to each other and to our community.
Please feel free to contact us by phone at 315-376-3631 or by email at email@example.com to make an appointment with Pastor Laurie during the week.