TPPC Coronavirus Update

Sunday morning worship will be held online indefinitely.

The Takoma Park Presbyterian Church is prayerfully reviewing the situation related to the coronavirus and will post updates related to worship and church related functions on this site.

We will gather for worship using ZOOM. At the moment, Pastor Reisner and a few others broadcast from the church sanctuary while worshippers will be invited to sign on ZOOM. Directions on how to connect and participate in virtual worship will be sent via a group.io e-mail. If you are unfamiliar with ZOOM we recommend you read up a little before the service. We will set an informal and experimental mood, ask forgiveness as we stumble along our way in a new medium. It will be fun.

We will set an informal and experimental mood, ask forgiveness as we stumble along our way in a new medium. It will be fun.

A video of our online worship service for Sunday March 22nd is available. Note that the sound is a bit off in the beginning, but the sound gets better as the service moves along.

A home version of worship for this Sunday, March 15th (PDF) can be accessed from this website.

Choir rehersals are cancelled, as are Saturday's Shine for the Divine and Women's Bible Study.

The Church Office will remain open, but with new hours - 10 AM to 1 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

A message to the congregation from Interim Pastor Jim Resiner (PDF) is available on this site.

TPPC Support Network

The deacons are building a TPPC support network to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Do you know of needs in our church community or among your neighbors that are not being met? Are there people who could use regular calls or groceries? Would you like to help meet needs as they are identified?

Email deacons@takomaparkpc.org.

Coronavirus Resources

Here are some other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic below:

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders (from CDC):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html

COVID-19 Communication Resources (from CDC):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/index.html

Steps to Prevent Illness (from CDC):
https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 (from CDC):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Montgomery County Health Department:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/RightNav/Coronavirus.html

COVID-19 Updates from National Captial Presbytery:
https://thepresbytery.org/covid-19-update/

Preparedness for Pandemics (PDF) from National Captial Presbytery:
https://thepresbytery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/preparedness_for_pandemics.pdf

COVID-19 Resources from OSHA:
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

Helpful tips for Churches (from Hacking Christianity):
http://hackingchristianity.net/2020/03/i-pastor-a-church-near-a-covid-19-outbreak-this-is-what-churches-can-do.html

Emergency Meal Locations for MCPS Students (PDF):
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/Coronavirus/COVID-19_Emergency_Closure_Meals_for_MCPS_Students.pdf