Worship with Us
in Person or Live Stream
In-person Worship in the Sanctuary
Also Live Streamed on Facebook!
9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
10:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
Nursery: Birth through Kindergarten available for all activities.
201 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans;
Phone 304 727-2241
Some things to know while worshipping in the sanctuary:
× We will socially distance.
× Masks are required.
× Entrance to the church will be from the fellowship hall. Once you enter the church, please get your bulletin and enter the sanctuary through the door that is closest to the fellowship hall.
× We will exit through the same door that we used to enter.
× To promote social distancing and cut down on any possible traffic jams at the Sanctuary door, people will be dismissed by section by either the guest minister or the liturgist.
× If you would feel more comfortable sitting in the fellowship hall during worship, there are speakers in the fellowship hall so you can hear the service.
× Please know that these guidelines have been created for the safety of everyone.
© CHILDREN Sunday School Class meets Sundays at 9:15 am. Miss Donna and Miss Jackie will offer a Bible story and activities from the new curriculum 'Growing in God's Love'.
First Presbyterian is an active church that helps individuals and families grow in the grace and love of Jesus Christ.
We offer a variety of programs for individuals and families and are large enough to offer an array of activities and ministries, but small enough to know each of our members personally. We would love for you to call our church "home."
This website only covers selected highlights so we encourage you to contact the church office at 304 727-2241, stop by, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or particular areas of interest. Our main message to you is...WELCOME!
A Note From Session Regarding COVID-19 Status Red
September 20, 2020 was set for the first opening of the sanctuary for in-person worship, but due to Kanawha County having a COVID status of red the previous week, Session chose to cancel Worship and Sunday School. In order to make future decisions to have in-person worship and Sunday School when in Code Red, Session called a meeting to clarify the procedure. Here are the approved guidelines:
“If the county code is red, we do not hold any in-person worship in the sanctuary or fellowship hall, we will have on-line worship only. If orange or below, worship will be held in-person in the sanctuary with necessary precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing, and south side being open for congregants.”
We will follow state and local rules, regulations, and guidelines as the minimum standards for reopening. Following these guidelines will help us if someone gets sick or otherwise harmed when we reopen. It will also instill confidence in the church family that their leaders are complying with the law. If someone would test positive, we will follow CDC guidelines and close the building and quarantine for 14 days. If COVID numbers spike, we will adjust accordingly.
2020 CHRISTMAS BASKET PROGRAM
It’s the time of year that we make concerted efforts to give to our neighbors who are less fortunate. First Presbyterian has a notable history of being generous, and one of our favorite programs is the annual Christmas Basket Program.
Each basket cost between $70 and $85, depending on the amount of donations, and provides enough food for a Christmas meal and staples to help with meals for about a week. Donations toward the baskets can be dropped off in the Church office, mailed, placed in the offering plate or through our website’s donation link. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church with a notation that it is for the Christmas Basket Program. We anticipate that requests for baskets will be high. We are, as in the past, obligating toward 48 baskets. The filling and distribution of the baskets will look different this year with the requirements of Covid 19 CDC protocols. That information will be forthcoming. If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Burgess at 304-421-3780 or email@example.com
Please return your 2021 pledge cards to the Church office as soon as possible. Pledges and contributions may be mailed to the church, sent through your bank, or securely taken care of online by using the “DONATE” button on the First Presby website or Facebook page.
Session would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the church’s ministry monetarily and with your volunteer time. It is times like these that bring us together for the common good. We are praying that all are safe and well and will continue to be so.
A Place for Everyone
An Adult Sunday school class will meet during Wednesday Night Live in the church parlor at 6:30pm beginning September 23. We are participating in Mary Ellen’s Bible study of Adam Hamilton’s book Unafraid: Living With Courage and Hope In Uncertain Times If you wish to participate through Zoom, be sure to contact Mary Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the meeting. Or wear your mask and join us in the parlor. We will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.
Sunday School for Children
Children may come to Sunday school at 9:15 on Sunday mornings to meet with Miss Donna and Miss Jackie for a Bible story and activities from the new curriculum Growing In God’s Love.
Another Adult Study
The Wired Word is an online* adult Sunday school curriculum with weekly lessons that confront the news with scripture and hope. It is available weekly to our congregation through subscription. If you would like to receive it via email, contact the office.
Wednesday Night for Children and Youth
The Feet That Follow
Children and Youth are going to use a blended format as well, with a remote class in the Fellowship Hall, or on Zoom. We are using the Presbyterian Outlook’s 2020 Staycation VBS called The Feet That Follow. Registration is required so that we have enough supplies on hand. If you plan to join us either on Zoom or in person, please contact Kathryn at (304)539-2573 to register by September 15, 2020. For Zoom we will need your email to send you both the meeting link, and information about where and when to pick up your supplies each
week. Please register as soon as possible.
Presbyterian Women Bible Study
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Explore lament with Presbyterian Women! The 2020–2021 PW/Horizons Bible study, Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament, art and text by Lynn Miller, revives lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of our world. We will gather on Zoom at 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Order your copy now by contacting Debbie Duvall at email@example.com.
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10:30am – 11:15 am
Infants – 5 Years Old
(with a parent or guardian)
DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK THERE WILL BE NO STORY-TIME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Let’s Meet Our Neighbors!
How can we get to know our immediate neighbors around our church? How can we reach out to our community? Let's build some community ties. Let's invite them to come eat with us or just stop by to know who we are.
Clendenin, West Virginia
Do you need prayers, but don't belong to a church? This prayer box at 1st Presbyterian Church in St. Albans has cards you can fill out and leave, anonymously if you wish, and we will pray for your needs every Sunday 201 Kanawha Terrace.
Community Prayer Request Box Ministry
Nursery provided for all activities.
All are welcome!!