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A Message from the Pastor
 
Baskets of homemade jams, farm fresh eggs, gift certificates, children’s books and a best of Fairfield guide is how we were welcomed to FPC. Baby Violette especially thanks you for all the great jams, which she eats and wears. What a resounding show of love! On behalf of my very pregnant wife Melissa, Violette and myself –THANK YOU. Even before we met, we’ve felt Christ’s warmth and kindness through you.  

As your pastor, I am eager to meet and get to know you over the coming weeks and months. To that end, I am setting aside my lunch hour on Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays after worship to meet with families and individuals. We can safely host these meetings outside, on the lawn, next to Ellsworth Chapel or via phone/zoom. Please email Karen at karen.linder@firstpresby.net to schedule your appointment.

It would be great to chat for about 20 minutes to introduce myself, hear about you and dream together about God’s plan for FPC. In the meantime, please know that I am praying the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians over our congregation.

 For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. - Ephesians 3:14-21

In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Greg
 
A Message from the Reopening Team
In-Person Worship During Covid-19

We are grateful to the congregation for your patience and understanding as the Reopening team, appointed by Session, diligently works to plan for a safe in-person worship experience. The work entailed for a safe return continues, with a goal of this Sunday, September 13. However, there are still a number of issues that need to be resolved before we can commit to that date. We will be sending updated information about this Sunday's service later this week.

We strongly encourage anyone who is 65 and older, who is immuno-compromised or experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 to please stay home and continue to worship with us virtually.

What will the worship service be like?

Please know we are committed to creating a spiritually meaningful service for all who are gathered. The worship will follow a different format that will limit the amount of congregation participation. There will be organ and vocal music, but there will be no singing by the congregation or choir. Offerings may be made upon dismissal in the Narthex, online, or sent through the mail.

FPC will be practicing physical distancing throughout this modified worship service. Everyone attending in-person worship will be required to wear a mask, so please bring a mask with you. However, if you forget, we will have masks to provide for you.

Detailed information about in-person service will be sent later this week. If you have any questions, please contact the chairs of the Reopening team, Julian Brix or Bill Schimpf.
Update from the Lindemanns

Erik started his Master of Divinity program at Denver Seminary online. One of his professors, in describing the program, said, “You will read to earn your degree.” And there has been a lot of reading so far! Erik is enjoying the program and is excited to see what God has in store. Farrell is working as a mentor and is in the process of getting her Social Work license. Leif just started kindergarten and is enjoying it, Linnea is loving her time at home, and Jimmy is about to turn 1. To contact the Lindemanns, you can reach them by email at e.linde7@gmail.com.
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The Stewardship and Finance committee is grateful to the members who have continued to mail their pledges into the office or make them online through the church website donation page. Others may consider arranging online to have their banks send the checks directly to the church. The address is 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825.
September Deacon on Call

Anne Hoover


If a need arises throughout the week, please feel free to reach out to Anne at a 203-610-3202 or annebhoover@gmail.com
 
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