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Special Worship Services

Ash Wednesday

A service to mark the beginning of the Season of Lent and for the imposition of ashes. The service is held at 11:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday

A service of candlelight in recognition of the Last Supper with Holy Communion.  The service occurs at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday before Easter.

Good Friday

A somber service of music and meditations held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday before Easter.

Easter Sunday

Three worship services are offered to celebrate the Resurrection. Sunrise service is held in outside the courtyard at 7:30 a.m.  Two services are held in the Sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  The Naples Chamber Brass performs at both services in the Sanctuary.

Kirkin' o' the Tartan

An annual service held on Reformation Sunday, the last Sunday in October,  featuring the St. Andrew's Society as they carry 40 tartan flags in a great procession led by the uplifting music presented by the Harp and Thistle Band.

Thanksgiving Day

A warm and welcoming service held at 11:30 a.m. to give thanks for God's gifts.


Christmas Eve

As we seek to “love one another” as Jesus taught us, the Session (governing board), at their most recent meeting, upon the recommendation of the Reopening Task Force, and due to the significant rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, approved holding Christmas Eve worship services online only. There will be no in person services held.

Other reasons considered in making this change include the logistics of managing a much larger congregation than usual, many of whom will have traveled to Naples from other parts of the country and the potential of their carrying the virus unbeknownst to them. We believe that this is the best and safest approach to take at this time. Other local Presbyterian churches have made the same decision and the medical experts at Naples Community Hospital concur.

The online service will continue FPCN’s tradition of reading the Christmas scriptures, listening to beautiful music brought to you by our Director of Music, Dr. Brice Gerlach and hearing favorite Christmas carols sung by our soloists, along with the lighting of the Christ Candle. We invite you to participate by having a candle available as we sing Silent Night together.

For the time being, we will continue to hold Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. with all safety protocols in place.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office at 239.262.1311 and ask for Rev. Craig Goodrich or Sharman Pfaus, Executive Office Manager. 

Your understanding of this decision in greatly appreciated. We wish you blessings and peace during this challenging Christmas season

Last Published: December 21, 2020 11:35 AM
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