Pastor Penza's first day in the office will be Tuesday, September 8. He will be in the pulpit on Sunday, September 13.
A Message from the Worship Committee
During the month of August, our Worship services will continue to be recorded for viewing on Sundays. Peter Mitchell will be providing the message for this Sunday. Rev. Brandi Drake, associate pastor at Noroton Presbyterian Church, will preach and serve virtual communion on September 6. Laurie, Kayla Cook and Jamie Ratcliffe will continue to provide the music. Various lectors will be assisting with the service each week. Tune in as usual on Sundays at 10 a.m.
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 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 keep you updated and help you to prepare for returning to the sanctuary when you are comfortable doing so.
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 will be forthcoming in the weeks to come. If you have any questions, please contact the chairs of the Reopening team, Julian Brix or Bill Schimpf.
AN UPDATE FROM PRESBY KIDS
Presby Kids is excited to announce that Janelle DiLorenzo has agreed to take on the role of preschool director for the upcoming school year. The Board and staff unanimously and enthusiastically supported this installment after the current director, Julia Spelman, accepted a new opportunity in the field of public education. Janelle and Julia are working together this summer to prepare for the opening of school and to ensure a smooth transition. On behalf of the congregation, the Board extends a heartfelt thank you to Julia for everything that she has done for Presby Kids during her tenure and we wish her all the best.
Janelle holds a Bachelor's Degree in Child Studies from St. Joseph’s College and a Masters Degree in Curriculum Instruction & Assessment from Walden University. During her years at Presby Kids, Janelle has served as Administrative Assistant, has filled in as needed to teach classes and develop curriculum, has conducted school tours, and has become an integral member of our school community.
Additionally, the Board is pleased to announce that Jennifer Fogarty will be taking over the role of Administrative Assistant. Jen has served as our Pre-K assistant teacher, and is well known to the Presby Kids families.
The preschool continues to follow the Fairfield Public Schools calendar, and will adhere to new health and safety protocols and guidelines according to the State of CT. We are committed to seamlessly providing the same nurturing and enriching experience that Presby Kids is known for, while adopting all necessary measures to keep the children and staff safe.
We currently have enrollment openings across our 3’s, 4’s and pre-K programs, so please refer anyone you know to Janelle DiLorenzo. Prospective parents can contact Janelle at 203-372-0855 or email her at email@example.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 thechurch 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.
August Deacon on Call
If a need arises throughout the week, please feel free to reach out to Fa at 203-895-7824 or firstname.lastname@example.org