Dear FPC Members and Friends,
We are so excited about the opportunity to begin to worship together in person, beginning on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 8:45 and 11:15 am. The pandemic has been a hardship for us, as individuals and as a community, but God is bringing us through it! We look forward to seeing everyone in person, as soon as possible, and renewing our relationships.
So that we can get a sense of your plans, please respond to the Survey Monkey at the end of this letter.
To be as covid cautious as possible, the session has rented a 40’ x 60’ tent to be set up in the parking lot near the Fellowship Hall for our worship gatherings for the month of April. Since we know that some members will not feel comfortable gathering in April, the services will continue to appear online, with audio and video, using the same link that we have been using throughout the pandemic: https://fairfaxpresbyterian.org/fpc/sermons
In these April services, the focus will be on gathering as a congregation and reconnecting. The services will include music and other traditional elements of worship, but they will be quite simple. We will be able to restore our services to their fullness and complexity over time. For now, let us simply enjoy one another!
To prepare you for these services, we want to let you know about some adjustments made for your safety:
We will need many hands to make this outdoor worship a success. If you have not already done so, please volunteer your support for setting up and putting away A/V equipment, chairs, and choir items through this SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca5af29a46-tent
Also, we want to hear from all of you about your plans for likely attendance at Easter and other worship services outside, and also for worship in May, when we hope to be back in the Sanctuary. Please reply using this Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6T7LV63
We have missed seeing you, and we know that you have missed being together as a congregation. With God’s help, we will be together soon!
In hope, health and peace,
Henry G. Brinton & Yena K. Hwang