Due to efforts to contain coronavirus, all First Presbyterian Church in-person worship and activities are canceled at this time. Worship services are available on Facebook, Youtube, and via Zoom at 10:00 am on Sundays

Office Hours: Heidi is in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

Our Food Pantry will remain open Monday and Thursday of each week.  To stay in the loop, everyone is encouraged to sign up to receive emails at stauntonfirst@gmail.com. 

Current Activities:

- Sunday Morning Meditation at 10:00 am on Pastor Karen's Facebook page (Karen Henn Allamon)
- Nightly Story Time at 7:00 pm on Pastor Karen's Facebook page
- Weekly Bible Study Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am via Zoom - please notify Pastor Karen if you would like to join
- Also, feel free to contact Pastor Karen at any time.

Where Can I Find….

Sunday Worship Live
10:00 am on https://zoom.us/ (Open free account, Pastor Karen will send weekly invitation and liturgy) 
Or https://www.facebook.com/karenhennallamon 
Or 
https://www.youtube.com/channel UCKHIfTGhCeY9LqfE7xftS1A 

Sunday Worship Recorded
https://www.facebook.com/FirstPresbyterianChurchStaunton/ Or
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHIfTGhCeY9LqfE7xftS1A 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

10:00 am on https://zoom.us/ (open free account, Pastor Karen will send weekly invitation and study passage)

Children’s Nightly Stories at 7:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/karenhennallamon

Shepherding Calls from Elders/Regular Information Emails
If you have not been contacted, please call Pastor Karen with your current phone and email.

COVID-19 Theological Think Pieces
https://thebellsofthehorses.wordpress.com/ 

Private Pastoral Care
Contact Pastor Karen at 540-414-3193 or karenallamon@yahoo.com to arrange an appointment via phone or Skype.

We will update everyone as new information becomes available. 

Weddings
Interested in having your wedding at First Presbyterian Church?  Please see our updated guidelines here.

The following activities have been suspended through Wednesday, June 10. Many are now provided online - please see the top of our web page for details on our online activities and continued Food Pantry hours. Thank you!

Sunday Worship
Book Study Class: 9:45 am (snacks at 9:30 am) - Library
Adult Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am (now meeting in church parlor)
Youth Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am
Elementary Sunday School  10:00-10:45
Church Nursery: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 10:30 am 
Morning Worship: 11:00 am
Youth Group 12-2 pm (alternates with Youth Sunday School, please call to check times)
 
Wednesdays 
Bible Study: Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Library 
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm 
 
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June 2020

Pastor’s Letter

Thank You to Our Wonderful Congregation!

 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    When the Coronavirus hit our shores, none of us knew how rapidly we would have to adapt to the shut down of life as we knew it.

     Your staff – Karen, Heidi, Renee, Otto, John and Teresa, and Mona – would like to thank the Session and the congregation from the bottom of our hearts for continuing our salaries during these difficult times.  We have been continuing our work for First Presbyterian, largely from home, except for John whose work has to be done on premises.  Here’s an idea of what we have been doing for God’s church while observing the Governor’s orders:

     - John has been engaged in deep cleaning our buildings, with extra preparation for those parts of Fraser that are getting use, such as the office and the Food Pantry.

     - Otto has been working from home with various new modifications to instruments to adapt to the rigors of online broadcasting remotely while staying in constant contact with your Director of Music and Pastor as we try to solve problems, plan, and mount worship.  

    - Renee has been working from home composing pieces from reflections, requests, and poems you all have sent in and keeping in close contact with your pastor as we plan continuity for each Sunday.

    - Heidi has been able to remotely log in to the church computer to take care of many tasks  from home.  She also works from the office two mornings a week to facilitate financials such as processing purchase orders and mailing payments.

    - Your pastor has been broadcasting worship and learning new technologies as we try to reach the greatest number of people possible.  She has been conducting meetings, bible study, counseling, and other communications online.

              We thought you would like an idea of how we are spending our church time, but we really wanted to express our overwhelming gratitude at your generosity for us.  4 out of 5 of your employees either fit the definition of “vulnerable population” or have a family member who does.  Many of us who were multiple paycheck families are down to being a one- paycheck family because of the circumstances.

             We want you to know that your financial commitment during this most difficult of times is an act of mercy and grace that has eased our minds and that of the family members who count on us.

 May our good God richly bless you for your kindness,

Rev. Karen H. Allamon, Pastor
Ms. Heidi Marsh, Office Manager

Dr. Renee Huff, Director of Music Ministries
Mr. Otto W. Pebworth, Organist
Mr. John and Ms. Teresa Sheaves, Building and Grounds

Ms. Mona Tate, Nursery