A Word from Pastor Joel on COVID-19

Updated March 27, 2020

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Updated March 18, 2020

Dear First Church Family,

On Monday evening March 16, Spiritual Council and Consistory supported my recommendation to cancel all in-person ministries, including Sunday morning worship, until further notice.

Our goal is to abide by current Ohio and CDC restrictions as long as they are in place. We make this decision out of love, not fear. Love for our church family and the New Knoxville community, and a desire to put your health and safety first.

Although in-person ministries are cancelled, we will continue our Radio Ministry. A small, predetermined group of people will put on a worship service so that we can still worship together as a church family, even if we are not able to gather together.

The broadcast is from 10:15-11:15 AM on T-102 (102.1 FM) and also on the iHeart Radio app. We will also post it to our website immediately after the service.

Please contact the church office via phone, email or reach out to us on Facebook if you have any questions or would like to talk with someone.


Pastor Joel Bucklin



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