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Featured News:

The Session met June 2 regarding updating our safety guidelines.  We are fully aware we cannot please everyone, but we hope our plan will satisfy the majority of our church family.  We are all anxiously awaiting the day when covid will be behind us!This is the decision we have made.  
1.  No longer will temps be taken at the door.  If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to Covid, please stay home and watch online.
2.  All vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks.
3.  We know there might be some who are uncomfortable sitting near an unmasked individual.  We will have a special pew section by the parlor ONLY as an area for those who still choose to wear a mask and want to socially distance from others. Pews will be marked off with tape in that section only to make it easier to socially distance from others. 

4.  Sanitizing will still continue.

We are grateful for your cooperation! You have been wonderful and responsible in this very trying season! Should you have any questions, please let me know.  We will continue to revisit this as things change.  We will also make decisions about when outside groups can use our building in August.

 

 

 

 

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Matthew 25 Conversation with Sportscaster James Brown  Click on the link above to listen to Rev. Alice Phillips's interview with James Brown about his experiences with racism and his faith.

Church Info:

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!   We are donating monthly to the Plain City Food Pantry to help with the additional need in the community.

MISSION TRIP: The Mission Trip group had a great week at  Point Pleasant, WV.   They worked on building a ramp to a home. Having traveled there several years, they enjoyed the friends they have made in previous years and making new ones. Not only did they share their carpentry skills, but they shared the love of Jesus with the people we met.  We joined teams from the Dublin and Marysville Presbyterian churches for this outreach experience. THEY PLAN ON RETURNING THIS SUMMER DEPENDING ON VIRUS SITUATION.  Thank you to everyone who helped with the road clean up for mission funds!

OUR SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE YEAR - On Sunday, January 3, we celebrated Epiphany (Jan. 6).  You will have the opportunity to get a special Scripture passage for the year.  Since you can’t be in worship at the church to pick one out of a bag or have it attached to your bulletin, we will use a different method. Choose a number between 1 and 100. Send your number to Alice either by text (740-391-2531) or by email revalp@neo.rr.com, and Alice will send you your verse for the year.

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY:Rev Alice is having short weekly Bible Studies If you are interested , let Rev Alice know!  We would love to have anyone join us!  Invite a friend!  -ON SUMMER BREAK

GENTLE SPIRIT SUPPORT GROUP SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY: Are you or a family member struggling emotionally with cancer and its treatments or life after treatment? Come join Gentle Spirit, a Christian emotional and spiritual support group for help during this difficult time. Reverand Alice and Beth Beach, both cancer survivors, are co-facilitating this group at the montly meeting. There will be a light supper donated by Der Dutchman, a time of sharing, fellowship, a short Biblical meditation and prayer. The group will also begin working on no sew fleece blankets to be given away to those dealing with extended illnesses. See the calendar or call the office for the next scheduled meeting.