Dear Saints of First Presbyterian Church, “I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
This is the command given to the people of God. Do not be frightened or dismayed, for God is with you now and always. Each day the news brings more anxiety, uncertainty, and fear into our world. Fear for our health, for our livelihood, for our friends, family, and neighbors. Yet, here stands a promise from God, I am with you!
As a church, the session has decided to suspend all church activities through April as we move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide Sunday morning worship and Monday Night Church through Facebook Live and will have an after discussion of Monday Night Church on Zoom. I invite you join me online at 10:00 am every Sunday morning for worship and at 6:00 pm on Monday for MNC by clicking on the link in the top right hand corner of this page.
Continuing to be the church God has called us to be, it is important during this time of “social distancing” to find ways to share the love and joy of Christ with others. Some of our members, are more at risk than others. Many children depend on school food for daily nourishment. And over the next few weeks, we might experience further closings and restrictions on movement. Members of our church are ready and willing to pick up groceries, medications, and other needed items for members who are at risk from the virus. We are also exploring ways we can support the local school systems in providing food to the most vulnerable. I encourage you, during this Lenten time in the desert, to approach it as Sabbath time. A time to reflect on God in our lives and how we might engage God and one another in unique “Kingdom” ways. Take a moment to pray for the church, for the community, for the world. Call your friends and members of the congregation to share a word of hope and love.
We are a covenant community bound together through the Spirit of God. May this be a holy time in which the Spirit creatively does something new with us as we continue to be God’s people living in hope in faith, and always knowing God is with us!
May the Peace and Grace of Christ be with you all, Rev. Brandon E Miles
Come worship with us online. All are welcome! Sunday School: 9:45 AM (Zoom) Worship: 11:00 AM (Facebook Live) Monday Night Church: 6:00 PM (Facebook Live & Zoom)
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Located in beautiful downtown Florence, our facility features private parking lots as well as street parking. Our facilities are fully accessible for all individuals.
First Presbyterian Church of florence | 224 E Mobile Street, Florence, AL 35630 | 256-764-2081