For more information on our plan to regather for worship in the sanctuary, read this letter from the pastor and COVID-19 task force.
- Our children’s summer Sunday classes start June 6, as we move to one Zoom class for all the children. Link to the class.
- The summer Faith & Community class for adults will have six weeks led by the Anti-Racism Task Force (June 6 – July 11) studying the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, followed by five weeks of discussion of The Black Church, the documentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (July 18 – August 15). The Faith & Community class will meet via Zoom from 10:00-10:45 a.m. on Sundays, June 6 and 13. Beginning Sunday, June 20 and following, class will meet via Zoom from 9:45-10:30 a.m. unless otherwise publicized.
- The Lectionary, Journeys and Scratch adult classes will meet this summer as well. Start times and locations/Zoom links for each of these classes to be announced.
- The Women’s Spiritual Formation Class will not meet this summer. They will join with the Faith & Community class via Zoom.
- Vacation Church School will be held June 21-25, from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Details: outdoors on the FPC playground for the children, a time for parents to hang out, and *maybe* a food truck for grabbing dinner (plans are in the works).
Mindy Douglas is leading the discussion. Class meets via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. Click here to join the class.
About the book: In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? This book offers readers a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
It pains me so to write this, another message responding to senseless acts of violence perpetrated against communities and individuals of color. For the past year, our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander siblings in the United States have increasingly been the victims of verbal racial slurs and unprovoked physical attacks. These attacks have arisen out of ignorance and the acceptance of faulty information related to the pandemic and because of xenophobia. This week, the violence escalated as a single white male murdered eight people – six of them women of Asian descent. This is not okay.
Click here to read this entire letter to the FPC congregation from Pastor Mindy Douglas.
9:00-9:30 a.m. Ages 2, 3, and 4
9:30-10:15 a.m. Younger elementary class
10:15-11:00 a.m. Older elementary class
10:00-10:45 a.m. Youth: Middle School and High School
10:00-10:50 a.m. Adults / Special Interests
The Women’s Spiritual Formation
class schedule: TBA
Scratch class at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings