​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​First Congregational UCC Announcements​​

Interested in joining First Congregational UCC?

Please speak to Pastor Cory after the service or send him an email. 





Week of June 14 – June 20, 2021

Mon June 14:                                              
5:00 FCH Foundation
 
Wed June 16:
5:30 Church Council Meeting

Sun June 20:
Father’s Day
9:30   Worship

  
Birthdays for June 13 – June 19, 2021
J
une 14          Randy Musser
June 15          Margo Becker
June 18          Roger Buchan
June 19          Rita Craven

Anniversaries for June 13 – June 19, 2021
J
une 14     Eric & Catherine Johnson    40 yrs
June 14     Robbin & Cathy Celander    31 yrs
June 16     Conrad & Lori Zoeller           42 yrs
June 17     Cory & Christina Hainy        26 yrs
June 18      Daniel & Tatia Moller            5 yrs  

 
July Newsletter Submissions Deadline is
9:00 a.m. Friday, June 18

The CE Board will be setting up for VBS directly after next week’s service.


If you are in need of prayer, or have
special needs or concerns,
please feel
free to contact Pastor Cory or the Diaconate Members:






ACOLYTES – Parents of children in third grade and up, please see our “SignUpGenius” site to get your child signed up to light candles in 2020!  The link is posted to our church website for your convenience.
 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A thought from the Mission Board . . .
Part of showing and sharing our love of God is to love and nurture his creations.  Over the next year we will be highlighting different ways we can show that love.  We are beginning our focus on cutting down on the amount of garbage we create.

We’d like to encourage you to bring your own coffee mug or tumbler with you rather than getting a disposable cup.

We invite everyone to begin this by bringing one to Sunday morning coffee at church, to Sunday School, to meetings, to the Community Meal!


June Blessing Box: Relay for Life

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​First Congregational UCC Announcements​​

Interested in joining First Congregational UCC?

Please speak to Pastor Cory after the service or send him an email. 





Week of June 7 – June 13, 2021

Wed June 9:                                    
5:15 Mission Board
6:30 CE Board

Thurs June 10:
5:15 Hospitality Board
7:00 Facilities Board

Sat June 12:                                    
11:00 Pie Social

Sun June 13:
9:30   Worship



Birthdays for June 6 – June 12, 2021
 June 6     Hailie Stenzel   
                   Tara Thedens   
 June 7     Pat Cowing
 June 8     Jon Riggs
 June 10   Arden Hanson
                  Char Kost
                  Kara Rowan
June 11    Sue Eisenbacher
June 12    Joanne Eisenbarger



Council Agenda Items Deadline is
9:00 a.m. Friday, June 11


​​If you are in need of prayer, or have
special needs or concerns,
 please feel
free to contact Pastor Cory or the Diaconate Members:​



    June Blessing Box: Relay for Life

+1.507.235.5382

319 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031



First Congregational United Church of Christ Fairmont

COVID-19 Safety Plan


SAFETY

Participants should understand and agree to the following COVID-19 Safety Plan for First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fairmont prior to attendance:

Stay home if you or anyone in your household is sick or has symptoms associated with COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell. 
Persons who are at higher risk for severe illness (elderly or underlying health conditions) are strongly encouraged to stay home.
Masks are required, whether homemade cloth or disposable.  Disposable masks will be available at entrances if you need one.  *CDC guidelines do not require children under age 2 to wear a mask.
Use of hand sanitizer will be required upon entering the church.
Signs are posted at church entrances listing other COVID-19 related restrictions and guidelines to be observed by all in attendance.
Worship services will continue to be available via electronic means:

      Facebook Live - https://www.facebook.com/firstcongofairmontmn/    [live at regular worship time or archived]

      RightNow Media – https://www.rightnowmedia.org                           [contact Pastor Cory if you need access]

      Fairmont Cable Channel 12 – Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm

ATTENDANCE
Names of all in attendance will be recorded each Sunday.  This contact tracking is necessary in case we become aware of a coronavirus case within the congregation and need to inform you of possible exposure. 

CAPACITY
Percentage of total church occupancy is not an accurate method of determining safe seating capacity for worship services.  Physical distance of at least 6’ between individuals/family groups will be maintained when in the church building.  To maintain this distance:

There are 12 pews available on the main floor, with one empty row between to ensure proper physical distancing between congregants.
Seating estimates allow for a maximum of one couple on each end of a pew.  Total will generally be 4 per pew, unless part of a larger family unit.
4 pews are also available in the balcony with same physical distancing restrictions as the main floor.
 
GREETERS
Greeters will meet people at the front and alley doors (original north entrance is closed) to ensure that everyone has, or is provided, a mask and uses hand sanitizer upon entering.  Greeters will also ensure names of those in attendance are recorded as stipulated in “attendance” above.     

USHERS
Ushers will show people to appropriately spaced seating.  Please follow the usher’s directions and avoid congregating in church common areas.

At the end of the service the ushers will dismiss the congregation by rows.  Please exit the church as you are dismissed and avoid congregating in church common areas.  Socializing can be done outside at a safe distance.


CHANGES TO THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
No congregational or choir singing.  Special music will still be provided. 
Offering plates are not being passed.  Place offering in plates provided in the Narthex.
Communion is still planned on the first Sunday of each month.  Safe methods for distribution will be explained during the service.

SANITIZATION
Sanitizing will be done after services.  Please refrain from entering any areas that have been taped off.


​Rev. 3 – July 23, 2020
*All provisions contained herein are subject to change in accordance with local, state, and national public health guidelines.