Our response to covid-19



March 12, 2020

Dear Fairmount Family,


The Session met last night and made decisions in response to current information regarding COVID-19 and preventative steps we could take as a church to slow the spread of the virus. At the time, Session’s decision was to hold Sunday worship and cancel everything else. However, today’s address by the Governor made it clear that social distancing is the only way we can hope to fight the spread of this virus.


The Governor signed executive orders forbidding gatherings of 100 people or more. Though he cannot order the closing of churches, we feel it is important to abide by the intent of his ruling. The building will remain closed until further notice and staff is holding (staff only) online worship services, Sunday mornings at 10:00 am.


Continue reading pastoral letter here...


Ways to help


Clink the above link for info on donating to caregivers and Covid-19 research, supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives, and donate a lunch to anyone on the frontline. 


One of our members who works as a Neurology Resident at University Hospital, Alissa Kasunich, has shared with us a need for sewn masks.  If you are interested in sewing masks, please click on this link for the approved mask pattern.  Please wash your hands before sewing, and when finished, place the mask in a paper bag or envelope.  Alissa will wash the masks in hot soapy water when she receives them before bringing them into the hospital.  Please email Pastor Lindsay at lindsayhl@fpccle.org for information on how to send them. Thank you for your help!

PRAYER REQUESTS


During this difficult time, we hold our loved ones, this church and out community in our prayers. You can submit your prayers online by clicking HERE.


Please note on the digital form, if you would like your prayer to be shared with the congregation, or if you would like your prayer to be read only by the Pastors.