Dear First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Family & Friends:

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24

No one could have imagined the last year would unfold as it did. Since last March, you have been more than gracious in your efforts to limit the COVID Virus spread. Our decision to limit worship to virtual was not an easy one. However, the Session’s decision was seen as the best course of action to keep as many of us as safe as possible. Your Session is beyond grateful for your grace, love, support, and service to this Church and the Lubbock Community.

As the COVID cases continue to decline and vaccination rates are on the rise, your Session has chosen to re-open the facility for worship. We will still strive to keep everyone safe by honoring Medical Professionals and the CDC (Center of Disease Control) guidelines.

To prepare for the facility’s opening for Worship Services, we ask the following guidelines to be honored:

·        Though many of us are longing for ‘normal,’ it may be a while before ‘normal’ is part of our everyday life, even in worship.

·        We would love to see each of you in worship, but we understand some of you are still hesitant about being in group settings. If you feel comfortable attending ‘in-person,’ we look forward to seeing you. If you choose to join us virtually, we are grateful for your continued participation.

·        We will maintain social distancing and ask that you honor the seating arrangements labeled on the church pews.

·        We ask for everyone to wear a face-covering while in the facility to protect one another. As members of the covenant community, we feel face coverings and social distancing allow us to be together.

·        For now, common areas outside of the sanctuary will not be used.

·        We will continue to stream worship online, via Facebook and YouTube.

·        We ask for your continued grace during these times, as new information may influence future decisions.

·       Thank you for all your support and prayers.

In Christ,

Rev. Nathaniel C. Mathews
Pastor of FCPC Lubbock

Ken Smith
President of the Board of Directors