First Church's Response to the COVID-19 Virus
With an abundance of care, First Church has decided to comply with our denomination's recommendation to suspend in-person worship for the time being. Watch Pastor Peter's Message below:
Pastor Peter will be hosting Virtual Church, a Facebook Live broadcast at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday Mornings. Links are below. Permission to podcast/stream the music in these services obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-700000, All rights reserved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I watch Virtual Church?
Click here for May 24 broadcast - Association of Conference Ministers, United Church of Christ
Can I ask for prayers?
Of course. You may submit them in advance by clicking here, or you can send Pastor Peter a message during the virtual church broadcasts.
What about pastoral care?
Pastor Peter is available, even if he's not in the office. Voicemail, e-mail, Facebook, all go directly to him and he will respond as soon as he can.
What about the offering?
First Church depends on the offering collected on Sunday mornings. Please either mail your offering to the church or click here to give electronically with a credit or debit card, or through PayPal.
Where can I get more inspiration?
Click here for the church's Lenten Meditation Booklet.
What about other church activities?
For the most part, church activities have been suspended. Please check with your group leader.
What about groups that use our building?
Groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have suspended their meetings. 12-step groups may still meet, but you should check with your leader.
How long will this last?
Church leadership is reading updates from the town, our denomination, and the Centers for Disease Control.