*Masks are required. I will preach from on the pulpit and serve as liturgist as well so no microphones will be shared.*There will be no passing of the peace. *Offering plates will be at each entrance, and when that time comes, you can go drop your envelope in the nearest receptacle.*Worshippers can sit in family groups, but available pews are marked to comply with social distancing rules.*There will be no nursery available, so please bring something to occupy your children. Services will be kept shorter to help your sanity!*Science has proven that the virus can survive on surfaces up to 3 days; therefore, pew Bibles and hymnals can be used, since we touch them only once a week.*On communion Sundays, there will be two stations where you may come and take a pre-filled wafer/juice combination cup (remaining socially distant), return to your pews, and we will open them and partake of the elements together.
These changes have been incorporated for our protection as we avoid becoming sick; but we get to be together once again, joyfully praising the Lord who loves our worship and is mightier than any virus!
First Presbyterian Church offers an extremely beautiful setting for any wedding ceremony. We can accommodate small weddings to large weddings in our main sanctuary.
Please contact us to request more information about the process involved in scheduling a wedding. Be sure to include your name, the name of your fiancé of fiancée, and a telephone number where we can reach you.Contact Janet Dilbone, Church Secretary, at 937-492-4597 for more information on weddings. Scholarships
A College Scholarship has been created in memory of First Presbyterian - member Amanda Castle. The funding is from generous donations of those who loved Amanda and want to see her memory live on.
The scholarship will be awarded annually through the First Presbyterian Church of Sidney, Ohio. Eligible recipients of the scholarship include active members of the First Presbyterian Church and/or those active in church programming. The successful applicant must demonstrate a willingness to serve the Lord.Eligible applicants must be graduating high school seniors or those currently enrolled in college in an undergraduate program as a full-time student. Amanda’s love for children and her desire to teach will be honored by choosing recipients who have chosen education as their major. Funds permitting, a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded annually.
Previous recipients of the scholarship would be eligible to apply for the scholarship in succeeding years. Applications can be obtained from the church office or web site. The selected applicant(s) will be notified prior to August 1, of the year the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship awards shall be made directly to the recipient.In the event that in a given year, no one meets the qualifications for the award who is connected with the First Presbyterian Church, the committee may elect to suspend the award for that year. They may also choose a recipient who fits the requirements for the award, except for being a member or closely associated with First Presbyterian Church. More than one recipient may be awarded during a given year.
Applicants must include two letters of recommendations from non-relatives. Financial need and grade point average will not be considerations. Recipients will be chosen by an established committee. Members of the Castle family may elect to participate in the process.