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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

Saturday evening Worship is on hold for now, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Sunday Worship at FPC

Whether online or in person, we welcome YOU to worship with us.

FPC celebrates two Sunday Worship services each week — an in-person gathering at 9 am and a virtual service at 10:30 am. (The Saturday evening service is on hiatus for now.)

In-Person Worship entails a simple screening process (to ensure everyone is healthy) and social distancing (to ensure we remain healthy). Everyone attending wears a mask.  All are welcome!  Please review the  Congregational Guidelines for Re-Gathering and view the FPC Gathering Together Again video before attending in-person Worship.

Live-Streamed Worship: Our Sunday Worship live stream begins at 10:15 am with music; Worship starts at 10:30 am via the Frederick Presbyterian Church Facebook page. For the at-home, virtual Worship guide and weekly bulletin, click here. To view a virtual service after the live stream, go to the FPC YouTube page.

 

Although many in-person activities at FPC are suspended due to COVID-19, several groups are meeting online via Zoom. The following list includes links to join in

Family Faith Formation: Weekly @4:00 pm. Let’s learn about the Beatitudes! This 45-minute, weekly program is designed especially for families with children in kindergarten through grade 5. 

Discussion on Racism (6-week series): Sundays @9:00 am. Sponsored by FPC’s Compassion, Peace, and Justice Committee.

Diving Deeper: Weekly @7:00 pm. “Diving Deeper” into the Sunday readings, music, and sermon. 

Sunday FPC MOMS Group: @8:00 pm. 

Monday Seasoned & Spirited Coffee Hour: Weekly @9:30 am. 

Tuesday Morning Study Group: Weekly @10:00 am. First and Second Corinthians.

Wednesday Morning Prayer: Weekly @7:00 am. Download the Order of Morning Prayer here.

Wednesday Evening Book Study: Weekly @7:00 pm. Discussing Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A response to the words and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday Seasoned & Spirited Game TimeBiweekly @10:30 am.

Thursday Seasoned Sharing: Biweekly @7:00 pm. 

Thursday Choir Sing-Along: Biweekly @7:00 pm. 

FPC Book Club: Meets the second Monday of each month @7:30 pm. Next gathering: December 14 to discuss Anxious People, by Frederik Backman.

**Early Christmas Eve Service** OUTDOORS and IN PERSON. On Sunday, December 20, at 4:00 pm, we’ll gather on the green space beside FPC to hear the story of Christmas and sing carols. Masks must be worn by all those ages 5 years and older. Sign up is necessary (CLICK HERE). Bring a chair! All are welcome!

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.