Our Church During Covid-19
First Presbyterian desires to actively care for our congregation, community, and world while keeping Jesus at the center of every response to this crisis. This page serves as a resource for staying connected as a faith family, and for serving our city and beyond. It will be updated continually as opportunities evolve.
We will keep you informed via our website, social media accounts, and through our weekly newsletter (1st This Week). If you are not currently signed up to receive the weekly newsletter and would like to do so, please sign up below.
Please join us online for worship on Sundays at 11am. Livestream link below or subscribe to the First Presbyterian YouTube channel. Worship service videos and devotions from the Pastors are available to watch on the First Pres YouTube channel.
Midweek devotion and prayer will be emailed on Wednesdays. (Sign up for 1st This Week to receive)
We would like to connect with you! Please fill out our online connection card.
Pastoral Conversations & Prayer
Call our direct lines to set up a meeting time that is convenient for you. We can talk on the phone, or by Zoom, whichever you prefer:
Peter Barnes: 336-930-1001
Mike Horne: 336-930-1002
Tim Norton: 336-930-1003
Amy Carlan: 336-930-1004
Heather Thomsen Tang: 336-930-1005
Children’s Ministry Resources
- Children’s Sunday School Printable | linked here: June 7: We Are Made in God’s Image
- Children’s Bulletin Printable | linked here: June 7
- In the Image of God Worship Song | linked here
- Art and Play Activity Guide for Kids in Quarantine. Link here.
- Happy Home Fairy | Website link here and Acts of Kindness While Social Distancing
Children’s Ministry Videos:
- GAME NIGHT-Stay Tuned for the next one! | 7pm How do I join? Go to http://zoom.us | Zoom Meeting ID: 970-7093-8958 Password: 340347
Online Devotions are available. Devotions will be posted a couple times weekly.
- Women’s Bible Study | Spring semester (Imagine Jesus) audio is available.
- Day Apart Retreat | May 2020 | Daniel
“Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” After rising from the dead, Jesus spoke these words to his disciples so that they would continue on the mission of Jesus—in the way of Jesus. In these new and uncertain times, we dare to believe that God is still at work in and through us. In the midst of the crisis of COVID-19, the call to replicate disciples stands even though our context has radically changed. Here are three resources that will help us discern how God is calling us to live in the way of Jesus:
Resource Sheets during Covid-19
Even though we can’t be together, your giving matters. You can continue to give online. Your giving supports the ministries and mission of First Presbyterian.
We have also started a fund for emergency community support. Many parents will not have childcare and may need to step away from work. Many people who work for hourly wages may not be able to work or get paid. We want to be mindful of those who will suffer in these ways — in our congregation and our larger community. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you can do so by check or go online to give. Designate your offering as COVID-19.
Prayer is one of the most powerful ways we can support each other right now. We consider it an honor to pray for you. If you have a request, please fill out our confidential form.
Here are several things you can be praying for
- Healing and recovery for those who are infected and ill. Pray also for those who are most at risk: the elderly and those with ongoing health problems.
- Protection and strength for the front-line health workers involved around the world and wisdom for those creating a vaccine.
- Leaders who are called to address this crisis, medical and government officials would be equipped with wisdom and compassion.
- Educators, as they learn to give online instruction and for parents and students who are learning from home.
- That the fear surrounding this outbreak would be replaced with the peace of God. We pray that as Christ followers we would faithfully love God and our neighbor so that we may point others to a hope and security in Jesus.
- For prison ministry volunteers that are not able to provide support due to the outbreak. Wisdom for the prison board that is discerning how to continue to support inmates and prison staff without being physically present. Pray also for prison inmates and prison workers.
(click on the plus button to view the things to pray for)