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Members and Friends of First Presbyterian Church,
The session met Sunday night and approved a schedule for holding worship services again in the near future. Please keep in mind the proposed schedule is contingent on how things go as states begin to reopen. If there is a spike of COVID-19, especially in our area, the session could easily modify the proposed schedule.
For now, we hope to hold our first public worship service on May 31st, which is Pentecost Sunday. There are a few caveats:
First, in keeping with social distancing guidelines, the the sanctuary will have 62 "spots" for people/couples/families to sit approximately 6 feet apart. There will also be overflow seating available in the narthex (and possibly even the Williams Family Center) where the service will be streamed to TVs for viewing. There will be ushers on hand each Sunday to help guide/direct people to the proper spots. I know the Worship Committee would welcome any one who wishes to help with that process. So contact either Sally Hoehl or Kathy Nichols to let them know of your interest in being an usher.
Second, everyone in attendance must wear a mask. You can either bring your own, or we will have some available. Again, I know Kathy and Sally would appreciate anyone who might wish to make masks for us to have on hand, so contact them to let them know that as well.
Third, members and friends of the church in high-risk categories are strongly encouraged to stay at home for the first several weeks of public worship services. We will continue to stream the services online and the session is considering adopting the practice of live-streaming permanently. But at a minimum, we will continue the practice for the foreseeable future.
Those are the three big things that I think are important for folks to know right now. There are numerous other steps behind the scenes that are also being taken to ensure people's safety, I just don't want to overwhelm folks with too much information right now.
So again, for now:
1) We hope to hold public worship services starting May 31st with social distancing guideline in place.
2) People will need to wear masks
3) The services will continue to be streamed online for members and friends who will still need to remain at home for health reasons.
More information will be forth coming in the weeks ahead, and remember the session will continue to monitor the situation to see if the above plan needs to be changed.
Peace to all and I look forward to (hopefully) being able to worship with some of you in person on May 31st.
Dr. Stephen Yates is married to Audrey and has two sons, Luke and Jonah.
His wife Audrey is an accomplished artist and photographer. She was also an active elder in the Destin church.
Stephen is a dedicated family man and enjoys reading, listening to music, and cooking. He is an avid runner and has participated in 7 full marathons and numerous half marathons.
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Learning Place Preschool
The Learning Place Preschool will accept registrations for the 2019-2020 preschool year as openings are available on a first-come, first–served basis. Children must be at least 1-year-old by August 31, 2019, to enroll in a class. The Learning Place will begin classes for the 2019-2020 school year in August 2019. Vacation breaks are scheduled in October, December, and March to be consistent with the calendar for Tullahoma City Schools.
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Presbyterian Youth Connection
If you are a youth in Middle School or High School head on over to the Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) page to find out all of the awesome programs they have to offer. Be prepared as they are a spirited group addressing current issues, while at the same time helping to understand the role of Jesus Christ in young lives.
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Prayer Of The Week
Philippians 10: 4-6