Come Celebrate the Risen Lord!
There are three ways to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with us on Easter Sunday, April 4th.
- Attend our indoor worship beginning at 10 am (please sign up online).
- Listen to the indoor worship service from the comfort of your car in FPC’s parking lot. Tune your radio to 93.5FM at 10 am.
- Watch our virtual service from the comfort of your home anytime on Sunday.
A Talented Invitation
The very talented, Children’s Ministry Elder, Melissa Schall, invites all 5th and 6th graders to brush up your juggling, singing or stand-up act to wow a Zoom audience on April 16. All talents will be showcased! Email Children’s Ministry Elder, Melissa Schall, with any questions.
Wake Up & Worship
Wake Up & Worship (for kids 4K through 6th grade) continues this weekend during Easter Sunday worship. If you would like your child to attend, you will need to sign up in advance when you sign up to attend indoor worship. Spots are limited to 20 kids.
Children will enter and exit the church building from the education wing door. (The south entrance.) We are not able to have families walking through the building before or after service. The same covid-conscious guidelines for indoor worship apply for children’s programming.
Opening the Church Office
At the March Session meeting, the Elders voted to begin reopening the church office incrementally, authorizing the Personnel Elder, Pastor, and front line office staff to develop a plan and implement it. According to the plan put together by this group, as of Monday, March 29, the Church Office will be open and staffed on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am – 4 pm. (Video recording in the sanctuary for online worship happens between 8-10 am, and we wanted to avoid in-building traffic then.) Donna, Sue, and Alka will be covering the church office on a rotating schedule.
Anyone wishing access to the church building during these office hours should use the staff entrance, which will be open. (Our office staff told us that that entrance is easiest for them to monitor and keep an eye on.)
As we have been doing, people wishing to access the building outside of these new hours may continue to call Donna, who will work to facilitate the request.
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 3rd between 11 and 12, Children’s Ministry is offering the Easter Trail! You can experience the Easter story—from Palm Sunday to Jesus’ resurrection—in a whole new way. Your family will drive the Easter Trail and stop at multiple stations around the FPC parking lot for treats and the Easter story.
More upcoming events:
Virtual Service Communion Pick up and Prayer
On Saturday, April 10, from 10-11 am, drive by the front doors of FPC to pick up Communion Elements for the virtual service and receive prayer.
Do you enjoy planning family friendly events?
Are you looking for ways to connect with other people? Then consider volunteering on FPC’s Fellowship team! We are looking for individuals to help us make our summer movie nights at FPC a reality. If interested, please email Fellowship Elder Lynda Ferris-Olson
Looking for more in-person opportunities?
Would you be interested in an in-person art night or craft-ernoon? What about an in-person small group Bible Study? Or maybe meeting up for fun outdoor activities?
Email Christa or Ezrah Schmeelk with your interest!
Virtual Trivia Night – for adults!
Friday, April 9 | 7 pm
It’s time for an adult game night, am I right!? Join us April 9 at 7 pm via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 874 4940 5816
Virtual Family Bingo
Friday, April 16 | 6:30 pm
Back by popular demand!! Another all ages virtual Bingo Night on April 16 @ 6:30 pm! Print your Bingo Cards ahead of time (and use as many as you want!) https://letsplaybingo.io/generator. If your printer isn’t working, just generate a card and draw it on a piece of paper! Make sure you have bingo “markers” (like cheerios, torn up scraps of paper, or game pieces – anything that fits!)
The following Saturday, there will be Drive Through Prize Pick Up April 17 from 10-11 am at the FPC front entrance. Email Christa Schmeelk with Questions! firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting ID: 831 0724 9908
Elijah Bible Study
Sundays beginning April 18 | In-person and Zoom
Beginning on April 18th, Christa Schmeelk, Director of Family Ministry, will be doing a 7-week study on Elijah, by Priscilla Shirer. There will be In-person as well as virtual attendance options. Here is a sneak peak:
In-person Bible Study: Directly after the Sunday Service at 10:45am in the Session/Conference Room.
Virtual Bible Study: Sundays, 4-5 pm on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 856 1639 0483
If you have any questions, if you want to sign up, or if Sundays do not work for you, but you want to participate on your own, please email Christa Schmeelk: email@example.com
Mens’ Bible Study on James
Sundays, April 18 – May 23
Attention men of FPC! Would you like to have a better understanding of the Bible and grow in relationship with God and other men at FPC? If so, Ezrah Schmeelk, our Director of Student Ministry, invites you to participate in a 6-week Bible study on the book of James . This group is open to men of all ages and will be meeting on Sunday’s from April 18 through May 23.
Both virtual and in person opportunities are available. Registration is open through Sunday, April 11. Please contact Ezrah for more information.
Our Daily Bread is Available
The new issues of Our Daily Bread have been delivered. They are in a plastic tote at the front of the church under the portico on the right side as you face the church. The large print version is now also available!. Stop to pick up one for your house anytime!
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone—raising the level of fear, stress, and anxiety for people all over the world and underscoring the importance of caring ministry. As a Stephen Ministry congregation, we equip and empower lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care. Our commitment to this ministry is extremely important during these uncertain times.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this ministry, contact the church office.
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