COVID-19 WPC Response FAQs

Rooted in God's love and grace, we worship, learn, give, and connect, refreshing people with Living Water. 
We reach out to share the Water with all who thirst.

At this time, most in-person activities are canceled at WPC through July 31, 2020.

-What about the church office?

The church office is closed. Voicemails will be checked at least weekly, as will our mail. Debra can check office emails from home. Pastor Kate is available by cell phone. We ask that anyone who does come up for essential tasks (like media team members) please check their temperature first.

-I need help to get something from the grocery store, pharmacy, etc, but I'm not supposed to leave home.
We have 20 members who have volunteered to be our Caring Through COVID team! Let Pastor Kate know your need, and a team member will get right on it.

-What about worship services?
All worship services are available at www.youtube.com/WPCTX; you can find worship bulletins here.

-What about *insert my favorite activity here*? Can we meet by Zoom?
Sure! Almost all of our groups have now had Zoom meetings, so if any of your Connect or Learn groups would like to get together over video chat or just through the phone, we can do that. I'm happy to walk you through it. 

-What about WPC staff? 
Session advocated for a 'people-first' personnel action during this time, so all staff will be paid as usual. We greatly value our staff, and offering them some certainty during an uncertain time is a wonderful act of leadership and faith by our Session.

-What if everything magically gets better sooner?
Then we will resume meeting of course! (The sooner, the better, for this pastor who desperately misses seeing her flock all the time.)

-What if I really miss my friend?
Call them! FaceTime! Write a letter or an email! Our Instant Church Directory remains updated, and accessible via app or your computer at InstantChurchDirectory.com. See our Instant Church Directory FAQ here.

-What if I really miss Pastor Kate? (ha!)
Pastor Kate will be checking in on Wednesday nights on Facebook Live with a little levity and a lot of prayer. And of course, she's available by email and phone.

-What is our Presbytery's response?
You can see the latest updates on their website. The Council passed a motion recommending to sessions "that all face-to-face church gatherings be suspended including worship services until public health officials advise it is safe to resume group gatherings."

-What about NEW DAY?
Small groups of NEW DAY packers with appropriate safety protocols will be bagging and delivering food from WPC to Boys and Girls Club summer camps. We are grateful for their continued dedication!


updated 06/01/2020