LATEST UPDATE TO OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
As many of us return from vacation and travel, and step into fall rhythms of work, school, and life, we continue to deal with the reality of COVID-19 among us. Many of you have seen the news regarding the spike in case counts in S. Florida, the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, and Palm Beach County’s recently-declared state of emergency.. In light of these developments, the FPC session (our elders and pastors) wanted to offer a few reminders, encouragements, and updates relative to our health and safety protocols:
- As a church, we are continuing to follow the guidance of the CDC and our church’s team of medical professionals who’ve been advising our leadership.
- As we have since last spring, we are continuing to ask all non-vaccinated persons to wear masks while indoors in larger gatherings (i.e. our worship services).
- Given the recent developments in our city and county, we are strongly recommending all persons to mask while indoors at our gatherings until case counts drop. Our church leaders will mask while indoors, with the exception of those leading in singing or speaking.
- We will continue to live-stream our worship services each Sunday, and would encourage you to participate online if you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- We continue to encourage everyone for whom it is medically safe to get vaccinated.
We will continue to monitor developments in our city and county regularly, and will continue to update our protocols accordingly. Thank you for your grace and patience as we continue to navigate living out our mission and ministry as wisely as possible in these unpredictable times.
Music Camp 2021 video
GriefShare is a network of grief recovery support groups meeting around the world. It is a place where grieving people find healing and hope. It is based on three key elements that work together to help people recover from the deep hurt of loss. There elements are: 1) Videos featuring Christian experts that do the teaching; 2) Group Discussion and sharing; 3) Personal Workbook with daily homework assignments.
GriefShare has been held at First Pres since September 2013. We have two 13 week seminars a year, free of charge. Grace Robertson has overseen the program since its inception. We have a female and a male facilitator. This session the facilitators are Annie Dougherty and Rev. John Frerking. We meet weekly on Wednesday nights, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall, through November 10th. Each session stands alone, so we welcome new participants at any time. We make new friends and travel the path of grief recovery together. If you have lost a loved one, come and join us!
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School classes are back in session! For Adults, Front Porch meets at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall, kitchen side. Agape meets at 10:45 am in Fellowship Hall, kitchen side. At 9:30 am, 2 to 4 year olds meet in the Preschool. Kindergarten through 5th graders meet at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall, stage side. Junior and senior high students meet in the CY Building, second floor. The nursery is available for the 9:30 an 11:00 morning services.
NEW covenant partner/INQUIRERS' CLASS
Interested in making a commitment to follow Jesus in covenant with the First Pres family: Come explore First Pres in our next new member meeting. We will meet in Fellowship Hall, Room A, from 10:40 a.m.--12:00 noon on Sunday, November 7th. When we meet, we will get to know one another, hear from pastors and staff, and share our spiritual journeys. The process of joining the church is an important way to make a commitment to follow Jesus in community. Becoming a Covenant Partner involves being "in covenant" with the Church, to love, to pray for, to serve and to give to the Church. Email Sara McDonnell at for more information about the class and process of joining First Pres. A few weeks after the new member meeting and follow up, the Session will meet with the Covenant Partners as they make a commitment to join First Pres and they will be received into membership.
Are you new to First Pres and want to know what we are all about, or want to get plugged in to the church? Then the Starting Point class is for you. We meet the second Sunday of each month at 10:45 am in the Chapel. Come learn more about us!