A Letter from Session

Members and Friends:

The Session has met and made some very difficult decisions. Due to the coronavirus, we have suspended all in-person church services effective immediately until further notice. Our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are cancelled. All Holy Week, Easter Services and Easter activities scheduled at the church have been cancelled.

Our candidate pastor is still planning to come to Manhattan. However, the meet and greet scheduled for the 28th has been suspended. We will have a get acquainted time when the virus is passed. We are planning to “stream” our candidate’s sermon on the 29th.

We are planning to “stream” our service this coming Sunday, the 22nd at 10:30. This will be an abbreviated service compared to what we are used to attending at church. The service will be available through our church’s Facebook and YouTube connections. Please be sure you have liked our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresmanhattan/ and/or subscribed to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/firstpresmanhattan. Then you will be notified through Facebook and/or YouTube when we are preparing to go live. Or you can go to either page at the time of the service to see the livestream.

Additional information for streaming: If you are a Facebook user, the link will get you to the information you need. If you are not a Facebook user, we suggest you use the YouTube link. If you go there before Sunday, you will see a red SUBSCRIBE button just to the right of First Presbyterian Church Manhattan KS that you can click. You will then be subscribed to the channel and notified by YouTube when we are about to start the live presentation. But you do not have to be subscribed in order to watch the livestream service. Afterwards the recorded video will be available to watch anytime.

We know many of you like to present your offerings to the church when you attend services. However, with current meeting restrictions expected to last a period of time unknown, we ask that you mail your offerings to the church. If you have pastoral care needs, we want you to contact the church office or our Deacon’s coordinator, Kate Gillum. Our church contact information is 801 Leavenworth St. Manhattan, KS 66502 with a telephone number of 785-537-0518. Kate’s contact is email Gkategillum@gmail.com and a phone of 785-370-5126.

A Word from Your Session:
(Isaiah 41:10).
“…fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

As times change so we must adjust and change. Please bear with us as we process through these new challenging times.

Sincerely,
The Session
First Presbyterian Church