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Ohio “Stay At Home” Order Implications

OHIO “STAY AT HOME” ORDER IMPLICATIONSfrom Rev. Nanette Pitt and Moderator Larry Becker We are writing with an important update about First Church activities. Earlier today, March 22, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH signed an order for Ohioans to “stay at home.” The Governor explained many…

Another Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please read the latest news about First Church closures from Pastor Nanette and Moderator Larry. We are writing again with an update about additional measures we will be taking at First Church in response to the latest recommendations by public officials and the Center for Disease Control to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). Come, Come, Everybody Worship… We will not worship together in person until further notice. That…

Food Pantry Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the risk of COVID-19 exposure remaining high and cold weather months approaching, the Feeding Hope Food Pantry will be changing to the distribution of pre-packed bags ONLY starting in November and until further notice on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am. We are sorry we will not be able to offer you a choice in what you receive. Patrons arriving by car:Please stay in…

An Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please read the latest news about First Church closures from Pastor Nanette and Moderator Larry. We are writing with an important update about First Church activities. Yesterday, March 12, Governor Mike DeWine announced that he has ordered all schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) to close beginning on Monday, March 16, lasting through Friday, April 3. In…

Emergency Preparedness at First Church

At our recent Congregational Meeting on January 12, staff offered an update on emergency preparedness at First Church. This marks the beginning of a phase in our ongoing safety and security work that includes the whole congregation — sharing information and offering training. Safety, security, and emergency preparedness routinely needs attention over the life of a church community, not out of a…

Fraudulent Emails and Texts

Recently, we were notified that a spammer emailed church members using Pastor Nanette’s name with a fake email address. The email asked for help and a reply. Today, parishioners are reporting receiving a similar text message sent from a different number than her cell number, again claiming to be from her and requesting help. If you receive these fraudulent…