Dear Church,
 
This is the last day of April! I still find it hard to believe that I have not seen many of you since the beginning of March (or you snowbirds…it’s been a LONG time!) and that we have not been able to gather physically as a church community. That said, I am SO delighted that y’all have been true to the cause of the Church in the world. There is still work to do and ways to love and serve our neighbors, church, and community even from the safety of our homes, and seeing to the essential work we must do.

In this e-blast there are some things to know as we approach May. We will not be gathering physically this month, but are working diligently on measures to get some projects accomplished, to ready our building for community again, and to make sure we are putting guidelines in place to keep everyone safe. Staff are available via email for your church needs, and please do let us know if there is anything we can do for you as we continue to navigate these days ahead.

See below for updates on church business, birthdays coming up this month, and more!

Peace be yours,
Pastor Lindsay

SESSION MINUTES
Session met on Tuesday last week . Click HERE for their meeting minutes.

MAY BIRTHDAYS
May birthdays are HERE!
We challenge you to send a few birthday cards this month! All our May birthday celebrators could use a little extra joy on their special day!

FIRST FRIDAYS IS TOMORROW AT 12 NOON!
Click HERE around 11:45 AM tomorrow to join the FREE and interactive “DINOmite Dinosaurs” program for all ages.

OR go to zoom.us and type in Meeting ID 153 250 830 and password 520 745

DEACON NOTES
The Deacons have contributed $500 to the Salvation Army Meals Program because the regularly scheduled Sunday meals provided by the Deacons and other community groups have been temporarily stopped due to COVID-19 restrictions. They are also glad to report that Rafe Thompson Funds are continuing to be used to take care of young people and families in our community.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON ZOOM
This is a great time to try out Adult Sunday School! We can’t wait to see you Sunday mornings at 8:30! Register in advance for the Sunday School Zoom meeting HERE. Once you’ve registered, watch for a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

JOIN US SUNDAY MORNINGS  FOR WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK LIVE!
Remember to join us LIVE each Sunday at facebook.com/FPCmankato for worship with Pastor Lindsay at 10:00 am, Puppet Story Time with Bailey at 10:20 am and Music with Ben at 10:30 am. If you are unable to watch live, you can always access recordings of all of the above at fpcmankato.org/virtualchurch.