November 19, 2020 News

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Guidelines for indoor worship are as follows: 
- Masks must be worn at all times. 
- Practice social-distancing (when not sitting with family members).
- Use hand sanitizer or wash hands often.


For the next three weeks, additional steps will be taken to ensure a safer worship experience.  From November 22nd through December 6th: 
- Congregants will be spaced apart two pews instead of one.
- Ushers will dismiss pew by pew following the worship service to allow for a socially-distanced exit from the sanctuary. 
- We ask that all worshipers refrain from fellowshipping together, and instead directly exit the church after worship.

Anchor Kids will meet at 10am in the Chapel.
Please use the Cross Way Entrance for Anchor Kids & Rooted (5th & 6th grades), the North Entrance for Contemporary Worship, and the South Entrance for Traditional Worship.

CLICK HERE for Facebook Live Contemporary Worship
CLICK HERE for Live-Stream Traditional Worship

Please join us as we lift up all our frontline workers
and Munson Hospital, as they are facing increased challenges due to Covid-19. 

Let us know if you have someone you would like to include on the list of prayer concerns at this time. Call the church at 947-6698, ext. 10 or send an email to

Nativity Help Needed
We are looking for a few strong backs to assist in completing the set up of our life-sized nativity on Saturday, November 21, at 10am. Please help out if you are able! Contact Rick Smith for more information: 

Update From Pastor Ben

Hello Rooted Families,

I just wanted to give you a quick update after the new Epidemic Order. As leadership, we are taking all of this news with the utmost seriousness to protect your teens.  The plan is that we are still going to meet in person on Wednesday nights at 6:30.  

The one change will be that we will not be offering snacks or drinks during our meeting times.  This way, we will ensure that the teens keep on their masks and not share germs while eating.  So please make sure your teens are well hydrated, filled, and masked up before sending them to Rooted.  Here is  a breakdown schedule of the next 3-weeks

Nov. 18th No Snacks or Drinks
Nov. 25th No Rooted (Thanksgiving)
Dec.  2nd No Snack or Drinks

Please email or call me with any questions or concerns.
It is an honor serving you and your teens,

Pastor Ben

THANK YOU to all those who participated in Baby Bottle Boomerang for Pregnancy Care Center. Together, our FCC church family raised $2,189 to help PCC with their life-saving work!
Women’s Fellowship Event Cancelled

Please note that the Angel Christmas Dinner, scheduled for December 7, 2020, has been cancelled. 
The cancellation is not being taken lightly. The Board has chosen to follow the guidelines that the church has set forth. Unfortunately, this is not the only event at the church that has had to be cancelled this year. It is our hope that Women’s Fellowship will be able to schedule an event to celebrate Easter in 2021.  Blessings to you all.

"Blessed To Be A Blessing"
November 22nd Offering

"Blessed To Be A Blessing" offering envelopes are available throughout the church, and will be collected on November 22nd during our worship services for this special offering. 
Together, let's be praying and preparing ourselves to give God much thanks on November 22nd for a faithful and generous offering.

Please remember to pick up, fill, and return a shoebox to the church by November 22nd!
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