COVID-19 Plan & Precautions

Any updates and revisions to plans and precautions set by the pastoral staff and the Session will be posted on this page.

The pastoral staff and leadership at First Presbyterian Church are monitoring the global Coronavirus pandemic and are committed to keeping you informed with the latest guidance and resources.



Dear Friends:

I need to update you on changes in Covid-19 safety procedures at First Presbyterian Church.  In light of Cumberland County Schools ending its mandatory masking rules for children, youth, and their teachers (effective today), as well as rapidly declining rates of infection in our area, the Session voted to rescind our remaining mandatory masking guidance for children and youth and adults, effective this Sunday.  Masks are no longer required in worship, education, and common areas of the building.  This morning the Director of the Cumberland County Health Department also rescinded the mandatory masking rules for public indoor spaces in the county, effective this Sunday.

The wearing of masks is welcome in all our spaces based on individual discretion and need.  We strongly encourage anyone recovering from Covid-19 to wear a mask and follow current medical guidance.  If the public health situation changes, the Session will revisit our Covid-19 guidance.

In addition, congregational fellowship following the 11 AM service will resume this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall, across the parking lot. We will wait to resume after worship fellowship in Eller Hall at this time.

Let us be grateful for rapidly improving conditions, and mindful that the situation is not risk free. Your prayers are needed for God’s wisdom and guidance for our congregation as we seek to move forward together.


Dr. Mike Garrett, Pastor

First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
Established 1800