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March 2020

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Mission Calendar 2019-2020

Saturday Worship

A Contemplative Service of Word and Table

Saturdays, 5 PM in the Sanctuary

Beginning January 11, 2020 through May 30, 2020.  There will be no service on April 11, 2020.

Sunday Worship

Live Streamed AND In-Person, Beginning July 11 and 12

In-Person Worship: Beginning Saturday, July 11 at 5:00 pm and Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 am, FPC members and friends will have the opportunity to re-gather for in-person Worship in our sanctuary. The 10:30 Worship service will continue in a “virtual” format, just as it has since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Streaming details are outlined below.)

Because we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, in-person Worship will require strict social distancing procedures. All FPC friends and members who attend in-person Worship will be screened before they are escorted, one at a time (or one family at a time), into the sanctuary. Attendees will also be escorted from the sanctuary at the end of Worship, to ensure social distancing is maintained. Please note that–for safety reasons–no one will be able to enter the sanctuary once Worship begins. The FPC Re-Gathering Committee has developed Congregational Guidelines (here) that explain these procedures in full. Please read them! And please watch the FPC Gathering Together Again video (here) before attending in-person Worship.

Those attending in-person Worship must print out the Worship guide at home and bring it along; we will not be handing out Worship guides until it is safe to do so. For the Saturday, 5 pm, Worship guide, click here. For the Sunday, 9 am Worship guide, click here.

Live-Streamed Worship: The FPC Sunday Worship live stream will continue to begin at 10:15 am with music, with Worship beginning at 10:30 am.  To participate in the live stream service, go to the Frederick Presbyterian Church Facebook page. If you do not see our sanctuary right away, refresh the page until it appears. Click here for the weekly worship guide and bulletin. If you would like to view a service after the live stream, you’ll find links on the FPC YouTube page.


Although other in-person activities at FPC continue to be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several groups are meeting online via Zoom. They include:

Youth Fellowship meets Sundays @ 5:30 pm. Join Ashley and company here. ON A BREAK!

FPC MOMS Group meets Sunday evenings @ 8:00 pm. Join in here. ON A BREAK!

Sunday Evening Bible Study – Stay tuned for information!

Monday Seasoned & Spirited Coffee Hour @ 9:30 am. Join Tony here. ON A BREAK!

Tuesday Morning Study Group @ 10:00 am. Join Dennis and group here. Current focus: Book of Ecclesiastes.

Wednesday Morning Prayer gathers Wednesdays @ 7:00 am. Join us for a moment of quiet contemplation here. Download the Order of Morning Prayer here.

Wednesday Book Study (Sneezing Jesus: How God Redeems Our Humanity) @ 7:00 pm. Join Greg and friends here.

Thursday Seasoned & Spirited Game Time @ 10:30 am. Join Tony hereON A BREAK!

Friday Night Family Game Time. ON A BREAK!

Various children’s groups are meeting, too. Please contact Casey for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings Year-Round

Alcoholics Anonymous has received FPC’s support for more than 40 years. The church provides meeting rooms and kitchen space for more than 20 weekly meetings as well as seasonal all-night meetings. FPC also offers space for weekly meetings of Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family members of problem drinkers.

Food Bank Donations

Monthly - 1st Sunday

The first Sunday of every month, FPC congregants are encouraged to bring food or hygiene items to donate to the Frederick Food Bank. Donations are down, and the number of Food Bank clients is rising—people are in need year-round. Please bring donations with you to worship.

Open Door

Wednesdays at 6:30pm, during the FCPS school year

For more than 30 years, FPC has partnered with our neighborhood school, Parkway Elementary, to provide a mentoring program for children in grades K-1. The Parkway community liaison selects children for the weekly program, which includes crafts and educational activities, story time, and a nutritious dinner. The longest-running program of its kind in Frederick County Public Schools, Open Door is an intergenerational celebration of learning and relationship in a happy, loving environment.

FPC Sunday School

Spiritual Exploration for All Ages

2019-20 School Year

The new Sunday School year kicks off on Sunday, September 15th, and continues through mid-June. Classes for children, teens, and adults meet at 9:30am on Sundays (one hour before Worship). All are welcome.