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UPCOMING EVENTS!

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DPC's new video devotional series

These devotionals, which will be posted each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (Mondays and Wednesday during the summer), are designed to give us all a chance to slow down, take stock of our blessings, and to allow the peace and calm of Jesus' message to fill our hearts.

Click the links below to view each day's video. For the entire Bridges and Beacons archive, visit our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/c/DoylestownPresbyterian.

Monday June 1, 2020

Wednesday June 3, 2020

Friday June 5, 2020

Monday June 8, 2020

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Friday June 12, 2020

Monday June 15, 2020

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Friday June 19, 2020

Monday June 22, 2020

Wednesday June 24, 2020

Monday June 29, 2020

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Monday July 6, 2020

Wednesday July 8, 2020

Monday July 13, 2020

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Monday July 20, 2020

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Monday July 27, 2020

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Monday August 3, 2020

We hope you enjoy this special video recap of all the ways DPC came together through worship, music, mission, and ministry throughout the program year!

 

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Parents – DPC is giving you a really simple set of ideas and resources we are calling at-home Vacation Bible School. This is not meant to be “class” time with your children, but rather some short ways to help them explore issues of compassion – such as being welcoming, or brave, or loving of themselves or others, and how accepting God helps us have a fresh start. These aspects of compassion come up regularly in their lives. So delve into the Compassion Camp bucket for resources and have some conversation with your children.

Materials can be picked up at the church (under the Bridge on Mechanics Street) on July 1 from 4 - 6 pm or July 2 from 12 - 2 pm. If you are unable to pick up the activity packs, arrangements can be made to deliver them to you by emailing the Church Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include VBS in the subject line. We are excited to be bringing the Jesus' message to your family in new, fun, creative ways this summer!

In an effort help foster change in our country and community - and as Pastor John Willingham's ongoing discussion gatherings have generated great interest - DPC is offering two additional opportunities for discourse on race relations.

  • DPC's Youth, led by Pastor Josh Gill and Crystal Clemente, began a virtual discussion series last week guided by the young adult version of the award-winning book Stamped. The first session was well attended and fostered meaningful interaction among all participants. Even if you haven't read the book, you will be able to follow and take part in the discussion. The group continues to meet each Monday at 8 pm through August 10 on Zoom. Email Crystal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.
  • Beginning on July 1 and meeting on Zoom each Wednesday through August 5 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, Pastor Josh and members Honor Ford, Brynne Hunter, and Katie Toner, present a discussion group focused on the bestselling book White Fragility. The aim is to combat racial injustice through Christ-like compassion and clarity by examining the book, along with related podcasts and articles. Click here to register. Click the video below to hear from the hosts of this offering as they explain what this series is all about. NOTE: This discussion group is full. We will make you aware if similar opportunities become available soon.

 

In the video below, Pastor John Willingham offers some important information about what Bucks County's "Green" Status means for the church.

While we are excited to be moving forward, we are taking a slow and careful approach to keep our staff, members, and friends safe.

 

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Although our community has entered the “Green” phase as we attempt to recover from the Coronavirus outbreak, we know that this pandemic is far from over.
And we know many are still in need of various forms of help. DPC’s COVID-19 Response team and its many volunteers remain at the ready to provide care and assistance.. 

Our process is simple!

If you have an emerging need as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, please complete our online Care Needed Form.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our online Volunteer Form.  We offer a variety of different ways to assist.

If you are unable to use the online forms, please call the church office at 215-348-3531, leave a message, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  Messages are checked several times a day, Monday through Friday.

We are deeply blessed to be part of a congregation of believers who – even during life’s most uncertain times – strive to be a Bridge for Christ and a Beacon of His Love. Thank you and stay safe.

Live Stream version 2 webpage

We are excited to announce a return to LIVESTREAM worship service each Sunday at 8:30 am.

You can CLICK HERE to access the livestream.

For for complete instructions, CLICK HERE

 

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 A Letter issued to the congregation from Pastor John Willingham on July 28:

 

Dear Friends,

Last night, the Session received a thorough report from our Re-Opening Task Force. That team of members and staff has been working for weeks to develop a plan for what life at DPC will look as we return, keeping in the mind the latest governmental and health guidelines. Certainly, we all have experienced the rapidly evolving dynamic of COVID-19 cases still rising around the country, local school districts announcing their plans for the fall, and restrictions easing or resuming elsewhere. In response to those factors and with the priority of ensuring the health and safety of all when we do return, the task force proposed and Session approved a plan.

Here are some of the key pieces and the rationale behind them:

  • In-person worship will return on the second Sunday after state guidelines permit at least 100 persons for inside gatherings

While it is true the governor’s plan allows exemptions from some guidelines for religious bodies, our approach throughout the pandemic has been to err on the side of the most restrictive standards, thus doing all that we can to ensure the health and well-being of all who gather here. Being inside for an extended time poses the greatest risk for coronavirus spread and thus we will remain in live-stream mode until state guidelines allow for larger inside gatherings.

  • In response to feedback from DPC families with young children and teens, in-person Church School for those ages will not immediately return in the fall nor will the Nursery or Children’s Worship Time be offered initially

Our education committees are focusing on providing materials that parents can use at home with some virtual gatherings for older youth and adults. We are also exploring ways to gather outside, including the occasional worship service.

  • Masks will be required for all in-person gatherings at the church

While the wearing of masks has been framed by some as a political statement or infringement on personal freedom, all the scientific evidence suggests their use and social distancing are the best way to prevent spread of the virus. Thus, once in-person worship returns, masks or other facial coverings will be required as a way of being respectful of all, including potentially at-risk individuals present.

I firmly support the decision of our Session and wise guidance of the Task Force. Should you have any questions, however, please contact me as we navigate the best way to remain a vibrant and loving body of faith even while apart.

Faithfully yours,
John Willingham

 

 

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Worship Services will stream live each Sunday morning beginning at 8:30 am. Click the above photo to watch this week's service or click Past Videos to access all of our YouTube content.

For more detailed instructions on accessing the Livestream, CLICK HERE 

Permission to stream the music in these services obtained from One License with license #A-726819.

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