Being The Church in the Midst of COVID-19
Out of Love for One Another & Our Community, We are Sheltering in Place
We are striving to be as responsible and missional as possible. In Jeremy's March 15 sermon he said:
"I believe that God is giving His people all around the world an incredible opportunity to advance the Gospel, to show and to share the hope that we have in Christ, to be salt and light in our neighborhoods and in our workplaces, to demonstrate what the Kingdom of God is all about."
We are still the church whether or not we gather in our Sanctuary. Please be aware and help spread the word about the ways we are seeking to be the church in the midst of this pandemic. The situation is fluid, so please keep checking for the latest updates in the Weekly, on Facebook and here on our website.
Sunday Services will be available online only via live stream @ 10 am until further notice.
An appropriately small group of staff & ministry volunteers will gather in our sanctuary so that a worship service can be shared live with you. Access our YouTube channel via this link to First Pres Fresno Live. Subscribe to the channel, and you will have access to the live stream if you tune in during worship or a recording after.
Your faithful and generous giving still matters.
Our ability to unleash compassion and hope in these unique moments rests on your ability to give. There are 4 ways to give while gathering together is suspended:
- MyFPC App: Click the Giving icon in the app. Schedule a one-time or recurring gift charged to your debit or credit card or straight from your bank account. You can easily manage your
giving amount and direct your giving.
- TEXT: MyFPC $amount to 73256. (Example: MyFPC $50). General fund giving is the default. You can also direct giving to other funds.
- 2 ONLINE OPTIONS: Follow this link to GIVE NOW with or without a MyFPC account. Or, set up a gift on your bank’s automatic bill-pay feature.
- MAIL: Checks made payable to First Presbyterian Church can be mailed to the church office. Attn: Finance | 1540 M Street | Fresno, CA 93721
It's all online via Zoom, Google Hangout, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook.
Praise the Lord for the creativity and adaptability and the tools to engage in ministry together while maintaining the social distance that is prudent and loving. Classes, D-groups, Prayer and Team Meetings are happening virtually. All the links and details are coming to you via email. We are working hard to update all the ministry pages here on our website. Ministry staff and leaders are available to answer any questions you have and to assist you to join these online gatherings.
Receive Prayer Today!
We believe in the power of prayer. And we want to be available for you in this time. If you want prayer as soon as possible, please email your name and best contact phone number to email@example.com, and you will receive a call within 12-24 hours from a Prayer Team member. Another option if you prefer to remain anonymous or would prefer prayer from our staff and Deacons only, complete this online form and we will pray for you in staff (within a week) and Deacon prayer (within a month).
The church office will be closed, but we are working!
Most of us are working from home. Email or texting ministry leaders is the best means of communication. Rocio, our front desk & systems administrator, will be answering the office phone, 485-6460 for now Monday-Friday.
Know this – we love you, we are here for you, and we will continue to update you in our Weekly email each Thursday and via other Social Media & communication methods.
DO THE FIVE Help stop coronavirus
- HANDS Wash them often
- ELBOW Cough into it
- FACE Don't touch it
- FEET Stay more than 6ft apart
- FEEL Sick? Stay home