From the Pastor:

Dear Church,

We are beyond excited to throw open the doors and join together again in worship! We want to share some details of our plans for gathering in person.

We will start worshiping this Sunday, May 30th, at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. Both services will be identical. Our Adult Education class will take place at 10 AM in the Library. The nursery will be open for the 11 AM service.

We will not mandate masks, but in an effort to protect the most vulnerable among us, we encourage mask wearing. Our worship leadership, ushers, and greeters have all been vaccinated.

Seating will be socially distanced and congregants will be ushered to their pews. We have overflow seating in Coleman Hall.

We will not be singing or passing Christ’s peace via handshakes and hugs in worship. After worship, all are invited for a time of fellowship and coffee as we “Pass the Peace on the Patio” on the terrace and stairway outside the Ravenel Room.

As with so much over the past year, we know that our return to worship will be an evolving process. We welcome your questions and concerns as we seek to return safely and joyfully to church.

Rev. Emily Wilmarth,
First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, NC

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