Due to efforts to contain coronavirus, all First Presbyterian Church worship and activities will be canceled through Wednesday, June 10. Worship services are available on Facebook and Youtube, broadcast live from the sanctuary at 10:00 am on Sundays

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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Pastor's Letter

May 2020

“The Situation is Fluid”

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
   “What then are we to say? If God is for us, who is against us?  Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
    Will COVID-19 or worshipping remotely or wearing facemasks?  Will conspiracy theories or nations that don’t report good numbers or our temptation to violate the stay safe orders?  
    No. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Thanks, Romans 8!  
   It’s like this, beloved: I’m writing this on April 20, for a May newsletter.  By April 21, the world may have turned and there will be new things that need addressing. This is why I email you so much: “The Situation Is Fluid.”
   But I tell you this, whether it’s April 20 or April 21 or May Day or Pentecost – nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from the love of God in Jesus Christ.
   We are a ways into what we didn’t see coming.  We suddenly closed, we made it through Easter, and, at this writing, we MAY be looking at a June 10 re-open.  Or not.  Depending on so many things we don’t know.
    But we do know this.  In life and in death we belong to God.  And we are to love as God has loved us.  Find your hope in the assurance of things not seen, for one day this strange, difficult time will be over and we, my fellow faithful, will have made it through.  
     So find something every day to rejoice in.  Find the signs from God that give you lasting hope. Find a way to make a difference for someone else today.  Remind yourself that whatever else you are, you are God’s first, last, and always.
    So be brave.  And we will see each other soon enough (you know what I mean).
    Stay Safe.  Stay Sane.  Stay Stalwart.  Save Lives.

    Many Blessings and lots of love,

    Pastor Karen