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SANCTUARY WORSHIP UPDATE (JAN 2021)

Pastor Matt updates us about plans for Sanctuary Worship as we begin 2021. You can read a transcription of the video here.

CHURCH ON THE MOUNTAIN 

January 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM | 303 Meadowview Dr, Montoursville, PA 17754

You’re invited to attend this month’s Church on the Mountain for a time led by Reverend Beth Jones as we focus on the light during the darker time of year and the light of the God that shines in the midst of dark and uncertain days in our world. We’ll gather outside around a fire, so be sure to dress warm and bring a chair!

To learn more about outdoor worship experiences, click on the button below.

YOGIS FOR CHRIST 

Weekly Starting February 8, 2021 | 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM | North Campus Sanctuary – 1157 Market St

Experience the centering of body and mind through meditative yoga practices to connect with God, Creation, and each other. Led by certified instructor Ashley Tobin, this will be a weekly event on Mondays in the North Campus Sanctuary from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM. To maintain safety, social distancing will be enforced, participants are asked to wear masks, and class size will be limited to 20 people.

Yoga mats, blocks, and cleaner will be available on-site, but you’re encouraged to bring your own yoga supplies if you have them.

The cost of the class will be $5.00, and it will go toward a local non-profit. Please bring $5 to your class to give to the instructor.

CDC GUIDELINE UPDATE

Beginning November 20, 2020

New restrictions around COVID-19 continue to be given. Every school district, local government, and church is seeking to determine the most healthy and productive ways to move forward. For us as Christ-followers, our first commitment is always to love Christ above ourselves and seeking to model that love by also valuing others above ourselves (Philippians 2:3).

First Church remains committed to being a blessing to our community. One way that we can do that is by seeking the common health and well-being of all. Therefore, we seek to be compliant with health department guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID19.  In response to new restrictions that were announced by the PA Department of Health, everyone inside church facilities will need to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose beginning Friday, Nov 20.  The PA Department of Health will be requiring masks to be worn when you are inside, around people outside your family, even if you are also socially distanced (more than 6 feet).

Thankfully we have already been following most of these guidelines. However, it is easy to become lax in following through on these guidelines. Therefore, it is imperative that we respect each other by following these guidelines completely. Please wear a mask, at all times when in our church facilities, including nose and mouth, while maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more. When we all follow these guidelines completely we can rest assured we are seeking to keep everyone safe. Additionally, if we follow these guidelines in their entirety we can also continue our sanctuary worship experience at 10 AM on Sunday mornings and allow limited singing in that worship time while knowing we are responsibly practicing necessary precautions based on the latest health department information. The key at this time, however, is all of us wearing masks all the time when in church facilities, whether for worship or general meetings. 

We take heart in knowing this is only for a season and that we will get through this.  Thank you for the ways that you have adapted as we seek to respond in a faithful manner. We are grateful for this cooperative spirit of so many and want to do all that we can so that we can continue to offer ministry to and with our community.