A Plan for a Safe Return
The First Presbyterian Church of Everett is pleased to let you know that our Session, with approval from our Northwest Coast Presbytery, has affirmed an
in-person reopening plan.

Currently, we are communicating the basics of our plan and the schedule is under review. This means we do not have an official time frame, but are prayerfully moving towards in-person worship. Our plan follows a flexible 4 Step process: 

  • Step 1 – No In-Person Worship (This is where we are presently. This step began after Sunday March 15th .) 
  • Step 2 – Studio Audience (Start date not yet scheduled) 
  • Step 3 – Limited Seating  (Start date not yet scheduled)
  • Step 4 – Open Seating  (Start date not yet scheduled)

Below, please find three important documents regarding our reopening plan:

  1. A letter from Pastor Alan, which gives an over of the plan.
  2. The detailed reopening plan.
  3. The Covenant of Care.

Please take the time to thoroughly and thoughtfully read these documents. Additional information regarding a schedule for resuming in-person worship for steps 2-4 will be communicated as that information becomes available.

Our reopening plan is written out of love for our church family, our neighbor in the pew, and a call to discipleship. We have an opportunity to demonstrate selfless love to our brothers and sisters in Christ. While we might not agree 100% with some of the things in this reopening plan, we will defer to it because our plan creates a place where people can feel safe to come and gather for worship.

Please be mindful, if you are uncomfortable being in public gatherings during this time, then please feel free to remain at home and come when you feel it is safe for you to do so. We are maintaining our commitment to livestreaming and virtual worship services for all. 

Important Reopening Documents

There are three important reopening plan documents that we are asking you to thoroughly and thoughtfully review. These documents detail the reopening plan and outlines the requirements for each step of in-person worship. Please click the buttons below to open the corresponding document.

Step 2 - Studio Audience

While the start date has not yet been scheduled, the next step in our reopening plan is opening our sanctuary for in-person worship to a studio audience. The specific details of Step 2 are outlined in the reopening plan. In preparation for moving to this step, we've created a short video to highlight the requirements for participating in this phase of in-person worship.