A Word from the Covid-19 Commission

While some smaller, limited groups are beginning to get permission to start up, others aren’t quite there yet under our protocols. Please be patient, supportive, and compliant, giving grace when disagreeing. Our goals are to support all the ministries, keep members safe and healthy, and help curb the spread of the virus. Please check back regularly to stay up-to-date on all that First Pres has to offer!

Quick overview of COVID-Related Info


If you have been fully vaccinated OR have fully recovered from having Covid-19, masks are OPTIONAL. If you are not yet fully vaccinated or have not fully recovered from having Covid-19, masks remain REQUIRED. Fully vaccinated means you are 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine.

Children’s Church during Worship Services

Children’s Church for PreK-1st grade kids is offered during the 11am Worship Services. At Children’s Church kids will become familiar with what happens in corporate worship and enjoy fellowship with one another through a short Bible lesson, activities, games, and crafts.
Preregistration is not required, but is available! We ask that adult staff as well as children wear masks.

Nursery (for ages infant to 3 yrs)

A staffed Nursery (infant to 3 yrs by Aug. 9, 2020) is offered during the Worship Services. Our staff are excited to begin loving on our youngest congregants as parents are worshiping. Pre-registration is available but not required. Check-in will be required to help us staff the nursery appropriately. Our Nursery Staff will practice masking and thorough, regular cleaning in the nursery rooms. Visitors are welcome at both services, and we reserve space each week for “walk-ins”.

Children’s Sunday School (for Nursery to 5th Grade)

In-person Children's Sunday school is happening Sunday mornings 9:45am to 10:45am! Preregistration is not required, but is available.  Check in is required each week.

Youth Large Group

Large group meets every week during the Sunday school hour in the Student Center. Open to students grades 6-12.

Adult Sunday School

Several Adult Sunday School classes are meeting in person or in person with a Zoom option Sunday mornings 9:45-10:45. Others will continue on Zoom only for the time being or will begin at a later date. Click the link below to see the list of classes currently meeting!

Download our church app!

Update your church profile: address, phone, family information, etc. in the 1st Pres APP. Simply text the word APP to 423-888-0345. You’ll have access to the church calendar, member online directory, secure giving, Bible study material, and more all on your phone!  Check it out! OR You can access the church online community from your computer, laptop, or tablet. Click HERE to register or login.

Congregational Care


The 1st Pres Congregational Care Ministry is here for you!  If you or someone you know has had a new baby or is ill or hospitalized or could use prayer, a meal, a pastor’s visit, a call, flowers, or a card, let us know by calling the church office, 423-267-1206, any time day or night. Are you interested in being a part of this ministry? Contact Pastor Chris Ehlers, cehlers@1stpresbyterian.com.

Our Congregational Care Ministry is especially available to help senior members or those with special needs during this precautionary period. We can provide assistance with grocery shopping or acquiring necessities like medications and/or toiletries. Please contact Rachel Allred,  .

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  1 Corinthians 12:26-27