It’s an Easter Celebration Online
While we are physically separated during the quarantine, it’s easy to feel alone. But as a family of faith, we are deeply connected by the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection. We will celebrate that connection this Easter. We have victory over death! Nothing can separate us from God. No pandemic can alter that promise.
Check back on Sunday morning to watch our Easter service. We look forward to celebrating Easter with you.
Good Friday Prayer and Meditaition
Pastor Susan Vergeront has put together a Good Friday Prayer Vigil to be used from Noon until 3pm, to honor and reflect on the the time of Jesus’ suffering.
Also, our Director of Family Ministry, Christa Schmeelk will host a 15 minute Facebook Live with prayer and a devotional at noon on Good Friday.
Our FPC Family at Home: Staying Connected During the Quarantine
How we’re meeting online…
Meeting apps have become extremely important to staying connected with friends, family and coworkers. The FPC staff is using StarLeaf for our weekly staff meetings. Microsoft Teams is another popular app that corporate employees are using to stay in touch. Ezrah Schmeelk, Director of Student Ministry is using Zoom to meet with high school small groups and the Confirmation group. Zoom is also a popular choice for families and small groups to stay connected.
What are YOU doing at home?
We want to see what’s going on at your house! Please send us pictures or video links so our church family can feel connected when we can’t physically be together. Here are some ideas of things we’d like to see:
- Pictures of your family watching FPC’s worship service.
Do you wear jammies? Do you watch while eating breakfast? How about sharing your family’s favorite pancake recipe?
- A video update of things going on in your house.
Let your child be the reporter and interview each family member. Don’t forget the pets!
- Send us a screen shot of a virtual meeting!
We’d like to know about how you are staying in contact with your FPC groups online. Do you recommend a specific app or website? Or maybe you have a technical tip to share?
Send your photos, links of your 1-2 minute video, or stories to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share it in an upcoming Connector. Let’s be intentional about Living Faith Together!
FPC Care Calls
In an effort to stay connected during this season of social distancing, Church Staff and other members of FPC will be making care calls. We are reaching out to learn how you are doing, if you have any immediate needs, and if you have any prayer requests.
We all get plenty of calls from numbers that are unfamiliar to us, so if you don’t answer, we understand! We will leave you a voice message with our phone number and you many call us back at your convenience. We would love to connect with you!
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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