At First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro,

we believe Jesus calls us to:

love wholly, connect fully, and serve abundantly

each and every day; spreading the Good News of God’s love by words and actions. 

 

Sunday Worship: 10:30 A.M. 

FOR SERMONS FROM OUR PASTOR PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgRVZg6GJBusE2vbTPz3e4A

 

 

IN-PERSON WORSHIP RESUMES ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 AT 10:30 A.M. IN THE SANCTUARY 

 

GUIDELINES FOR RESUMING IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF JONESBORO

Preparation for Arrival

  1. Please arrive for worship equipped with a face mask since they are required by the Session for in-person worship

  2. Please have hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for personal use

 

Entrance & Exit

  1. Please Enter and Exit through the sanctuary (not the FLB), using the front main doors of the Sanctuary. Practice 6ft social distance when entering and exiting

  2. All worship attendees will be required to have their temperature checked upon entrance

 

Gathering in Sanctuary

  1. Please always wear a face mask when in the sanctuary

  2. Please sit with members of your immediate family, signs will be placed on pews for your seating

  3. Practice social distancing with other members

 

Bathrooms in the Narthex: please follow social distancing protocols in the bathroom, do not congregate near sinks

 

Child Care: the nursery will be closed, and childcare will not be offered during worship

 

Meeting with the Pastor: Olive will not be meeting with members before or after worship. Please send a text, email, or call her for a phone or video appointment.

 

Fellowship Time: Fellowship Time has been suspended for the next few weeks

 

Worship Protocols

  1. Worship Bulletins: will be placed in the pews on your seats

  2. Friendship Pads: will be removed from the pews. A member of the worship committee will track attendance each Sunday (this becomes important for contact tracing)

  3. Ushers: There will be no ushers, instead there will be a greeter

  4. Congregational Singing: singing will be kept to a bare minimum, there will be no sung responses, The Gloria Patri, Doxology and the Alleluia will not be sung

  5. Choral Singing: there will be no choral singing

  6. Offering and Dedication: the offering plate will not be passed during worship. Offering plates will be placed at the entrance of the sanctuary for your convenience. Online giving is highly recommended through the church website. See Brian Turner for more information. An offering prayer will be included in the Pastoral Prayer each Sunday. On the first Sunday of the month, a basket will be placed on the table for Marion Mission coins

  7. Pulpit Microphone: anyone using the microphone MUST wear a face mask

  8. Children’s Message: there will be no Children’s Message during worship

  9. Passing the Peace: the peace will be passed using American Sign Language and will be contact free

  10. Holy Communion: Pre-packaged communion elements will be used

Please Note

Covid-19 positive case: If one of our worship attendees tests positive for Covid-19, in-person worship will be paused for a 14-day quarantine.

  1. The CDC considers a person to have a fever when he or she has measured a temperature of 100.4°F (38°C). Please check your own temperature at home every Sunday morning prior to departing for church (99.5-100.4)

  2. If you have tested positively for COVID-19, please self-isolate for 14 days according to CDC guidelines- and please DO NOT COME TO CHURCH.

 

CONTACT US 

 

Phone: (770) 478-8118

Email: secretaryfpcj@gmail.com

QUICK LINKS

Presbytery of Greater Atlanta                                                                                                                   

https://www.atlpcusa.org/

                                                                           

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