In-Person Worship Services Suspended


Sunday, February 28

  9:30 am Zoom Sunday School

11:00 am Live-Stream Worship/5 Cents-A-Meal Offering

  6:00 pm AA Meeting

  7:00 pm Zoom Lenten Study


Tuesday, March 2

  6:30 pm AA Meeting


Wednesday, March 3

  9:00 am Prayer & Devotions (in-person & on zoom)

  7:00 pm AA Meeting


Sunday, March 7

  9:30 am Zoom Deacons’ Meeting

  9:30 am Zoom Sunday School

11:00 am Live-Stream Worship/Communion

  6:00 pm AA Meeting

  7:00 pm Zoom Lenten Study



*New Office Hours for Administrative Assistant*

Monday and Tuesday: 9am-12pm; 1pm-3pm

Wednesday: 9am-12pm

Beginning Monday, January 4, Renita will be moving to part-time hours in the church office in anticipation of her retirement. The Personnel Committee has already begun the process of seeking candidates for the position. In fact, we are seeking candidates for two part-time positions: Administrative Assistant and Finance Ministry Assistant.

*The Pastor’s hours will remain the same, Monday through Friday. Please contact him by cell phone (828-289-0902) or email (dscofield@bellsouth.net)

if you prefer to make an appointment to meet with him.

Thank you!


In-Person Worship Services Suspended



Information about our In-Person Worship Services

We continue to hold in-person worship services Sundays at 11:00 am in our new Fellowship Hall (subject to change depending on the status of the virus and governmental orders). The services will be live-streamed and recorded. This means that you can go to the website (www.rpcnc.org), Facebook (Rutherfordton Presbyterian), or our YouTube channel (Rpcnc.org) at 11:00 am on Sunday and click on the link to watch the worship service live.


Since we will be live-streaming and recording all our worship services, those who are high risk (over 65 years of age, or with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, or with weakened immune systems) should strongly consider watching the services from home at this time.


For those planning to attend the service, please consider the following in order to safeguard the wellbeing of yourself and our congregation.


Do you have any of the following symptoms?


Shortness of breath

Fever (temperature of 100°F or higher)


Have you been tested for COVID-19 and told you have the illness or

have not received the results yet?


Do you live with or have you had close contact (within the past 14 days) with someone who has confirmed COVID-19?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, please stay home and do not attend services in order to prevent the spread of illness and protect fellow church members. And please let us know so that we may keep you in our prayers and help provide whatever assistance you may need.

After consultation with medical doctors in our congregation and careful consideration of available information from the CDC, NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Pastor and Session are instituting the following health and safety procedures for in-person worship:



1. Social Distancing—chairs will be set up 6 feet apart (families may sit together). Please enter and exit the building observing social distancing. Elders and Deacons will be available to direct you.


2. If you park in the new parking lot, please enter the building through the open doors under the portico or on the new terrace facing Main Street. If you park in the county annex lot, please enter through the new door facing the county lot.


3. Masks are required. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.


4. You are encouraged to wash your hands often or use the available sanitizer.


5. The nursery will not be available.


6. During the service:

· Please refrain from any physical contact—shaking hands, hugging, etc.

· We will not use the Friendship Registers, Hymnals, or pew Bibles

· Bulletins will be located on your chairs. They will be placed there by staff wearing gloves. Please take your bulletin with you after the service and recycle it.

· There will be no choir and no congregational singing.

· There will be offering plates located aat the exits