We want to let you know that the health and safety of our members and guests is a top priority at First Denton. Our leadership team is closely monitoring the situation and as information develops, we will update our website with answers to commonly-asked questions.
Our staff is working hard to create a safe and thorough plan to resume in-person services with limited capacity on June 7. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are requiring registrations for in-person services. You can register here now.
We are hosting online only worship services on Sundays at 9:30 & 11 am through May 31. We will continue to live stream our Sunday services indefinitely. During the production of our services, we will adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Our church offices are closed, but we are still available to help in any way that we can. You may contact our staff by calling 940.382.2577 or by messaging us online and we will respond as quickly as possible. Our partner, First Refuge Ministries, also offers medical services and a drive-thru food pantry.
No, we have decided to cancel all scheduled events for the foreseeable future in order to minimize the risk of illness and protect those who are entrusted to us. This includes Wednesday Night Activities, VBS, and other gatherings at the church.
To our Kids and Student Ministry Families:
We first want to say how much we miss seeing each of you every week along with our dedicated volunteers who care for the youngest members of our church family. We are now prayerfully walking into Summer 2020 with hearts longing to see God work in your lives and in our community. We also want to be careful as we begin the steps of gathering in person again.
With this in mind, we will not be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of June 1. We are currently planning and praying for a VBS experience later this Summer. We will keep you updated as we have more details to share.
Regarding our summer camps, Camp in the City (July 6-10), Trek Week at Camp Copass (July 13-17), and Mini Camp at Camp Copass (July 17& 18) have not yet been affected. We will know more by June 1 about the details of these camps. With the ever-changing restrictions in place and the many concerns which still surround the spread of COVID-19, Encounter Week Student Camp has been officially canceled. This was a decision that was made by both the camp facility and the executive board of the camp. We at FDSM hope to build an alternative camp experience for students near the end of the summer. None of these were easy decisions to make, however, the health and safety of our kids, students, families, volunteers, and community are one of our top priorities in this season.
We also know that many of our volunteers are in the most vulnerable groups during this pandemic. We will need several members of our church family to serve, maybe for the first time, when we can return to our regular ministry schedule. Please prayerfully consider what ages and areas of our Kids and Student ministries you might be willing to serve in. Do not hesitate to contact either of us with questions or to volunteer by calling the church office at (940) 382-2577 or by emailing ChristyB@firstdenton.orgor DylanM@firstdenton.org.
Again, we miss you all so much and we can’t wait to see you again soon!
Christy Butler – Next Generation Pastor
Dylan Manley – Student Ministry Pastor