all in-person church activities and services are suspended until further notice

As we have continued to follow the developing situation of the COVID-19 outbreak, church council has decided to suspend all in-person church activities and services until further notice.

Gathering as a community of faith is a gift that we sacrifice with great sadness, in order to protect our church family, especially the more vulnerable among us. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that if there is minimal or moderate spread of COVID-19 in the community, and an event is likely to have 10 or more people who are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness (older adults and those with underlying health problems such as lung or heart disease and diabetes) then the event should be canceled. As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, public schools are closed until the end of April, and large gatherings are highly discouraged, we have determined it best to suspend in-person church activities and services.

We will continue to post a weekly worship video on Sundays and offer other opportunities for faith formation. Details will be included in upcoming church emails and in the newsletter, which is mailed and emailed every other week, and which we plan to continue. To be added to the church email or mailing list, please contact or 864-646-3913.

Church Office: At this time, the church office is open but most staff members are working from home. If your phone call is not answered, please leave a message; the church voicemail will be checked regularly. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call Pastor Jennifer Rygg at 864-760-7135.

Generosity: Even though operations of the church will be limited, your financial support is important. We will likely have increased needs in the community, as will our mission partners. Even in the absence of an offering plate being passed down a pew, please support our church at this crucial time.

Secure Online Giving is available at Click on the Give Now button.

Contributions may be mailed to:
FBCP ∙ PO Box 187 ∙ Pendleton, SC 29670

Cancellations of Church-Related Events Include

  • in-person Worship
  • in-person Sunday School
  • Wednesday Night Supper, Bible study, activities
  • Senior Fellowship
  • Keenagers
  • Church Work Day on March 28
  • Spring Hike on March 31
  • Easter Egg Hunt on April 1
  • the CBFSC General Assembly which was scheduled to be at FBCP on April 24