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Dear Friends,
The session appointed a team to develop guidelines and protocols for reopening FPC. The team is . . . Janet Finch, Maria Lindsay, Ivy McKinney, Julian Brix and Bill Schimpf. We have developed a comprehensive guideline and protocols for us to “get on with worship” together. However, it is more than just opening the doors and everyone comes on in. We are purchasing PPE (personal protection equipment) that would include stand alone hand sanitizers, masks, and a “no contact” thermometer, an individual communion kit that will be safe to use. Trained volunteers will be throughout the building to help with check in, traffic flow, and seating. We’re not ready yet, but we will be. And we will open when it will be safe and healthy for all present. Thank you for continuing to connect with us during our Sunday broadcast and other weekly events.  Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated during these uncertain times.

This Communion Sunday, June 7, please have ready a piece of bread or wafer and a cup of juice (or wine if you prefer) for each person as we will partake together the elements during the worship service. I hope and pray it will be a meaningful way in which we can proclaim that we are the one body of Christ, whether we are together in person or through video conferencing.

On Saturday May 16, Erik informed me that he is pursuing a call to attend seminary on a full-time basis. He is resigning his position effective August 1. The day I met Erik I asked him when he was planning to go to seminary, so I am elated he is acting on God’s call. Erik has a passion for ministry, and he has done a fine job in his time here at FPC, and will be greatly missed. Farrell and the children will be missed as well. 
 
Please join me in wishing Erik all of God's blessings in his pursuit of God's call on his life. 

Stay safe and God’s blessings,
Tom

To view yesterday's worship service please visit firstpresby.net
Past sermons are available on our website, click here to view
Check FPC's Facebook page for weekly updates, and remember to like and share.

The Reason for God 
Online study, Monday at 4pm


In his New York Times bestselling book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller established himself as a modern-day C. S. Lewis who brings together faith and intellect, theology and popular culture, modern-day objections and historic Christian beliefs.

This six-session small group Bible study captures live and unscripted conversations between Rev. Keller and a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.

Sessions include:
•    1. Isn’t the Bible a Myth?
•    2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God?
•    3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life?
•    4. Why Does God Allow Suffering?
•    5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice?
•    6. How Can God Send Good People to Hell?

Join Bridget Perry and Clare Schimpf for an hour every Monday at 4:00 pm for six weeks starting May 18. We will watch a 20 minute video online followed by a 40 minute discussion via Zoom* with a study guide. Invite a friend or family member to join you – near or far – all are welcome.

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89948521680?pwd=REhhNWdvbkN4dCtRRzQ2K2tkV3NuUT09
Men's Breakfast - June 6
8:30-9:30 am

 
Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become.

In this six-session video curriculum, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.

So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.

Join our Zoom Men's Breakfast
Meeting ID: 918 2747 3798
Password: 016670
Each spring, we recognize and pray for those students who are graduating high school or college. Please email the church office if you, or your son or daughter, will be graduating so we can include their names in the Worship Service.
Join us Friday night from 7 to 8 for a virtual game night on zoom hosted by Anna Fedoryk! We will be playing family friendly games for kids AND adults. Come for the whole time or just pop in to say hello, the zoom information is below!
Email anna.fedoryk@firstpresby.net with any questions or to say you're coming! "See you" there!
 
Meeting ID: 922 4094 4812
Password: 029317

 Digital Student Ministry

Join us by Zoom this Sunday evening from 5:30-7:00pm. Social distancing is hard for our teens, but our student ministry is still here for you! Each week we spend time playing games, talking about our experiences in the midst of quarantine, and looking at God’s response in the midst of our chaos.
 
To join the Zoom call follow the link below:
 
Meeting ID: 127-675-394
Password: studmin
 
College Hangout
Many college students and young adults find themselves back home looking for points of connection. So join us by Zoom this Thursday evening from 8:00-9:30pm.
 
To join the Zoom call follow the link below:
 
Meeting ID: 569-219-601
Password: college
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.
A Message from the Deacons
Each month, a member of the Board of Deacons will be on call for the congregation. If you have an immediate need, crisis or illness, you may choose to call the deacon, instead of, or in addition, to the pastor or your own zone deacon. The DOC will notify the pastor and depending on the need, will convene the Deacons to brainstorm possible solutions and ways to assist you with your need.

Many thanks to all the deacons for their faithful role in caring for our congregation during this challenging time.
June Deacon on Call

Allison Becker


If a need arises throughout the week, please feel free to reach out to Allie 609.849.6300 (cell) or allisonbecker13@gmail.com




 
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