First United Presbyterian Church
Instructions for On-line Worship
On-line worship may be accessed using the ZOOM application. Click here to download instructions for installing the application. Please let us know if you have any trouble with the installation, and we would be happy to provide technical support.
Alternatively, you may dial directly into to the service using a phone line to call 312-626-6799. Enter Meeting ID 819 275 7661 when prompted. Please make sure your phone is muted.
Communion At Home
Communion elements may be received pre-packaged from the church or prepared at home. Pre-packaged elements may be picked up at the church or delivered to your home. Please contact Pastor Ben to make arrangements.
Preparing BREAD at home
You may use any kind of bread you wish: e.g. Italian, white, matzah, or shortbread (avoid using chips, etc)
You may cut the bread ahead of time into bite-size portions, or break off a piece of a loaf when it comes time for communion.
Place it on a plate before the start of the service and make sure there is enough for everyone who is planning on participating in communion
Preparing JUICE at home
At home you may use grape juice or red wine. (Avoid purple juice drink or koolaids)
Before the service pour a small amount into a small glass(es) or wine glass(es).
Place the glass(es) on a table nearby prior to the beginning of the service.
You may wish to have just one glass with the juice in it and have those participating dip the bread into the single cup. In this scenario when we are eating the bread you would dip and eat your bread along with us on the screen, then wait patiently until we had finished with the cup as well.
Returning to Worship After COVID-19 Diagnosis
Worshipers should be extremely cautious in returning to in-person worship. If you attended in-person worship in the 2 days before your diagnosis, we also need to know about your diagnosis in order to initiate contact tracing with other worshipers from that Sunday. Cambridge Presbyterian is following the state's recommendations for its workers in providing the guidance below. Please reach out to Pastor Ben so the church can provide support and prayer for your family as you recover.
Persons with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may return to worship if at least 6 days have passed since recovery, defined as:
Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and;
Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and; At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms may return to worship when:
At least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test and;
There has been no subsequent illness and;
They remain asymptomatic.