​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 May 10 – May 16, 2021
 
Mon May 10:                                               
5:00 FCH Foundation        

Wed May 12:
                                               
5:15 Mission Board
6:30 CE Board         

Thurs May 13:       
                                     
5:15 Hospitality Board
7:00 Facilities Board           

Sun May 16:
9:15   Sunday School
10:30 Worship

Birthdays for May 9 – May 15, 2021
9      Justin Thedens           13     Sherry Larson
        Grace Kotewa              15     Larry Thompson
        Cameron Prindle                 Carolyn Thompson
10    John Douglas Roiger         Joel Thate
12    Andrea Thate                        Hanna Johnson
        Bennett Zabel
        Ben Johnson 

Anniversaries for May 9 – May 15, 2021
May  9     Tom & Kathy Jorgensen   51 yrs
May 11    Jim & Lori Marushin         36 yrs

Council Agenda Items are due Friday, May 14th, by 9:00 am.

There will be no T.O.P.S. this coming Thursday, May 13th.


Most long-term care facilities are now allowing visitations!
If you are healthy and willing, please consider reaching out to our nursing home, assisted living, or shut-in friends
with a short visit, call, or card.




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!


April Blessing Box: Heifer International

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.

  May Blessing Box: Heifer International



+1.507.235.5382

319 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 May 3 – May 9, 2021

Tues May 4:                                    
10:00 Lakeview Communion        

Wed May 5:                                     
5:30 Diaconate Board
5:30 Worship Board


Sun May 9:
9:15   Sunday School
10:30 Worship





Birthdays for May 2 – May 8, 2021
May 2    George Jones
May 4    Louis Kenneth Goerndt
May 6    Jodi Kuhlers

 


Anniversaries for May 2 – May 8, 2021
May  3    Kris & Wendy Ziemer              29 yrs
May  3    Michael & Kara Rowan              7 yrs
May  6    Carolyn & Larry Thompson  55 yrs   
May  6    Randy & Marcia Musser         44 yrs




Most long-term care facilities are now allowing visitations!
If you are healthy and willing, please consider reaching out to our nursing home, assisted living, or shut-in friends
with a short visit, call, or card.