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September Blessing Box:  Neighbors in Need

September Blessing Box:  Neighbors in Need



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

Interested in joining First Congregational UCC?

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


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!


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.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 September 20 – September 26, 2021

Tues Sept 21:
10:00 Goldfinch Communion
4:00   PEO

Wed Sept 22:
9:30 Circle of Friends Bible Study group 
4:00 Confirmation

Sun Sept 26:
Blessing Box Collection
9:15   Sunday School
10:30 Worship

Birthdays for September 19 – September 25, 2021
Sept 19   Joanie Maday
Sept 21   Sarah Gerhardt
Sept 22   Dave Huset
Sept 25   Cathy Buckmeier
                  Virginia Riedesel
                   Jan Cone
                   Amanda Jaskulke
                   Zack Ashland
                   Terry Winegar

Anniversaries for September 19 – September 25, 2021
Sept 19  Randy & Sue Kruse                          6 yrs
Sept 22  Dan & Anne (Saxton) Wenz         9 yrs

 Free Community Meal
Wednesday, September 29th
Menu:  Swiss Burgers, Beans, Chips, Bars, Water
Served by Fairmont Uptown Kiwanis Club
 
Circle of Friends Bible Study group meets
Wednesdays in September; 9:30 AM at our church.


Readers, Ushers, & Greeters are needed for the remainder of the year!
If you can help with these jobs, please contact “Ace” Adams (david_ace_adams@hotmail.com) to be added to the upcoming roster.

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

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2021

Mon Sept 13:
5:00 FCH Foundation

Wed Sept 15:
4:30 Confirmation
5:30 Church Council


Sun Sept 12 - Sunday School Starts
9:15   Sunday School
10:30 Worship


Birthdays for September 12 – September 18, 2021             
Sept 12          Don Marks               
Sept 13          Mike True                  
Sept 15          Oliver Thedens                            
Sept 16          Evie Wenz
​Sept  17         Polly Mosloski
                         Jeff Vetter              
Sept 18          Dean Grotte                  
                         Marie Stoeckman     
                      

Anniversaries for September 12 – September 18, 2021
Sept 13          Mike & Erin True                            6 years
Sept 16          Joe & Morgan Christensen         4 years




The flowers this morning are given in loving memory of      Arthur & Freda Kiehl and Wendell Kiehl by                Gwenllyn Wallfred and Roberta Kiehl.


Circle of Friends Bible Study group 
will start meeting on Wed., Sept. 15th, 9;30 AM at our church


October Newsletter Submissions 
are due this coming Friday, September 17, by 9:00 am.


​Readers, Ushers, & Greeters are needed for the remainder of the year!
If you can help with these jobs, please contact “Ace” Adams (david_ace_adams@hotmail.com) to be added to the upcoming roster.​


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