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Community Forum: Affordable Housing

by: Hilary Downs

08/01/2022

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Each month at FPC we are hosting a different community forum on a topic that is important to us. For August it's affordable housing--join us for a conversation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17th in the fellowship hall. We've got a great list of presenters joining us:

Becky Gray--Director of Chaffee County Housing AuthorityBill Almquist--Director of Salida Community DevelopmentMolly Bischoff--CCPH Aging Well Coordinator/Area Agency on AgingBecky Longberg--Housing Navigat...
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Community Forum: NAMI

by: Hilary Downs

07/12/2022

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Join us on July 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall as we host a community forum on mental health, sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Rita Schupp, board president of NAMI Chaffee County will talk about the need for mental health supports in our community, what services NAMI Chaffee County provides, and what you can do to support this vital service in Chaffee County. 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the la

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Emergency Services Available in our Community

by: Hilary Downs

11/03/2021

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FPC and a number of other churches and organizations in Salida offer an array of emergency services to meet immediate needs for food, housing, etc. Everyone needs help and community support in life, and FPC is grateful to be a part of a network of churches and organizations that provide a safety net for those of us who otherwise may not have one. The following list includes many options for receiving different kinds of help in a time of need. 

The Food Pantry:

Where: First P

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Annual Report 2020

by: Hilary Downs

02/11/2021

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Read through the 2020 Annual Report HERE!

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Worship in the time of Covid-19

by: Hilary Downs

01/06/2021

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If you choose to join us in-person for worship at either 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. here's what you can expect:

Masks must be worn the entire time you're in the building. Forget your mask? No worries, we've got some.Our greeters will get your name and contact info as you enter for the purpose of contact tracing if a positive case were to get traced to our gathering.Please use the hand sanitizer as you enter the building.Please go directly to the sanctuary and find seats that corre...
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Christmas Eve Bulletin

by: Hilary Downs

12/21/2020

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To get the Christmas Eve Bulletin for the online Service, please click HERE!

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Everything You Need to Know About Christmas Eve

by: Hilary Downs

12/16/2020

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With the number of COVID-19 cases in our county, we won't be offering Christmas Eve services in our sanctuary, BUT we'll still be gathering in other ways:

5:00 P.M. We'll be streaming a full worship service--all your favorite carols, music, candlelighting, an inspiring message and even a gift from our children. Find it on Facebook or here on our website.

6:00, 6:30, 7:00 or 7:30 P.M. we'll be hosting brief (approx. 20 minute) services outside in our parking lot. You must be

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December 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

11/30/2020

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Read our December Newsletter HERE!

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November 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

10/28/2020

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Read our November Newsletter HERE!

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October 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

09/30/2020

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Read our October Newsletter HERE!

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August 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

08/02/2020

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Read our August newsletter HERE!

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Returning to Church Survey

by: Hilary Downs

06/30/2020

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In case you missed it through your email, you can find the "Returning to Church" Survey HERE!

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July Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

06/29/2020

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Read our July Newsletter HERE!

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FPC and Covid-19 Update

by: Hilary Downs

06/17/2020

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With the arrival of the coronavirus this Spring, our lives and our life together as a church have changed dramatically. Our group meetings have been cancelled, our building is locked, and worship is now something you participate in online. We so very much miss our church family gathered as we used to gather.

As Chaffee County begins to open, you may be wondering, "When do we get to go back to church?"

The quick answer is: 1) We don't know yet, and 2) It's complicated.

As the

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