COVID-19 Response & Resources
Checklist for Attending Worship at FPC during this stage of Covid-19 (Updated 8.31.21)
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Topeka! In person worship is held each Sunday at 10:30 AM in the church sanctuary. Facemasks and appropriate physical distancing are recommended. Please see the helpful checklist below regarding worship attendance during this stage of the current Covid-19 public health situation. It is also a faithful choice to participate via livestream, watching recorded video at your convenience, and watching the previous week’s service at 11:00 AM on WIBW Channel 13.2 MeTV. God’s grace and peace and health be with you!
ASSESS YOUR HEALTH
- Please stay home if you or any family members are showing symptoms such as fever or cough.
- Please stay home if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
- From the moment you exit your car until you return home, please keep the safety of others and yourself in mind. Masks covering the nose and mouth for vaccinated persons and children age 3 and above are recommended. Masks are required for adults who are not fully vaccinated.
IN THE SANCTUARY
- If you share a pew with other households, please remain six feet apart.
- You may leave your connect card, index card, offering and/or prayer request card on your pew seat or in an offering plate at any exit.
Most of all, please be in prayer for First Presbyterian Church, as we are in prayer for you. Thank you. God bless and please be safe.
Sandra Brown, Pastor
Patrick Yancey, Commissioned Associate Pastor
Follow us on social media to stay connected and up-to-date! In addition to posting the worship services on Sundays, we are also posting video messages regularly during the week.
Helping the Community
- Continue to donate items to Doorstep – Doorstep is continuing to serve those in need. They are currently in need of the following items: jelly (any flavor), canned fruit (any kind), spaghetti sauce, Hamburger Helper, pinto beans, egg noodles, pork & beans.
- Donate to local food banks, such as Harvesters – The food bank based in Topeka and Kansas City serves 26 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Communications Manager Gene Hallinan said Harvesters needs donations, “Because of the pandemic, Harvesters is not receiving as much donated food and we’re seeing a shortage of volunteers who sort and pack the donated food,” he said. Go to www.harvesters.org to learn about donating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Donate blood – The nation’s blood supply is at a critical level, and the American Red Cross is calling for people who can donate blood to do so. The Red Cross is working to quickly identify and replace blood drives canceled due to workplace and school closures. To see if there is a blood drive near you, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
- Call or write to those who are unable to leave their homes – There are many vulnerable individuals who are unable to leave their homes during this time. To keep people from feeling socially isolated, call or write to keep connected. If you have children at home, have them make cards or color pages to mail to a local nursing home. Get creative and spread messages of cheer.