Dear First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Family:

Greetings in the Name of our Lord! Your session wants first to express profound gratitude for the grace you have shown during these COVID days. Your continued love, support, and service to the church and to your neighbors have genuinely been awe-inspiring. We are the church, you are the church, and together – we will continue to do great things.

To prepare for the gradual re-opening of our church on Sunday, September 20, 2020 for Worship Only, your session wanted to set out some guidelines so we can open gather.

  • We are not back to normal, so please do not assume normalcy.

  • We are not necessarily encouraging parishioners to return to church; we are offering it. If you do not feel that attending worship ‘in-person’ is right for you at this time, please choose what is best for your health and well-being.

  • There will be limited seating space in the church for worship as we maintain social distancing, please honor the seating arrangements labeled on the church pews. Please respect the guidelines and those who have been asked to keep you safe.

  • After conversing with medical professionals in our faith community, we ask for everyone to wear masks while in the facilities to do our part in protecting one another. As members of the covenant community, we feel masks and social distancing allow us to still be together. Families may sit together, but respect those around you.

  • Please no gathering in the common areas other than the sanctuary.

  • There is a secured offering box in the Narthex that you may place your gift in upon entering or exiting the building.

  • We will dismiss everyone by rows, beginning with the back row.

  • 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,
The Session of FCPC of Lubbock