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What to Expect Moving Forward!

Posted 05/29/20

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What to Expect at First Westminster Presbyterian Church /Love God Love Others /Beginning Sunday, May 31


  • Those who are in at-risk groups, those who care for people in at-risk groups, and those who have any symptoms of sickness at all are most strongly encouraged not to come to church.
  • We encourage those who will not be attending church in-person to view the service online. Service is LIVE streamed through Facebook and all services are archived to the church website at www.firstwestminster.org.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is to be maintained throughout the building. Families/households do not have to do this social distancing amongst themselves because they already live together. However, there is to be social distancing between such a household unit and other      families/households/individuals.
  • Facilities that are in use, especially highly-touched items (e.g., pews, door knobs, rails, etc.) will be cleaned with disinfectant/cleaning solution following each service.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to wear face masks.
  • Hymnals will be removed from the pews and stored temporarily. All music will be listed inside the bulletin.

The Service

  • There will be no passing of the peace.
  • We will be live streaming services and the layout may be a little different than before.
  • During Children’s Moments, we ask all children to remain seated with their families for the time being.
  • At the conclusion of service, in greeting the faithful, Rev. Jason Elliott will be outside while maintaining social distancing.

Collection of Offerings

  • Offering plates and mission cans will not be passed through the pews during the service.
  • Offering plates and mission cans will be available at the front of the sanctuary and those wishing to give can place their offerings when entering or leaving the church.
  • We also encourage online giving at https://app.easytithe.com/app/giving/firstwest
  • You can also send any mailed gifts to the following address: 235 N4th Street Steubenville, OH 43952.
  • Thank you for your generosity in supporting the First Westminster mission and ministry.