Reopening Updates


“Jesus cares for His sheep and so should we!” ~ John 10:14-18

We believe masks work! Physical & mental health exemptions allowed.

Vaccination encouraged – consult your physician.

Physical distancing reduces transmission – respect others’ space.

Good ventilation reduces transmission – We’ll keep the air moving.

If you’re sick or don’t feel well, please stay home – it’s better for everyone!

Worship, study, and fellowship are good for us – so let’s tend to one another’s needs.

Online Bible studies & worship services are available.

Palouse Federated Church is a no-inquiry facility. If you enter without a face covering, we will assume that you are claiming an exemption. We will not ask you to put on a mask. We will not ask about vaccination status.

We do ask that we all love one another.

Thank you for keeping our community safe!


Due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 and the prevalence of the Delta variant in Whitman County and Washington State, we are again asking those who attend in-person worship and Bible studies to wear a mask or other approved face covering when in the church facility. 

In the midst of these difficult times, we continue to encourage love and care for neighbor, compassion, and respect for others. 

The current plan is for Sunday school to resume on Sept. 19 at 10:15 AM for children age 3 (and potty-trained) through 5th grade.  Masks are required for teachers and children ages 5 and older. 


The church board has set a full reopening date of June 20, in accordance with the PFC Road Map to Reopening, now that the infectious rate numbers in Whitman County have dropped below 75 per 100,000 for a 28-day period.  In-person worship, at normal capacity, with optional facemasks and physical distancing will begin this Sunday.  Small groups, Bible studies, youth group and child care all will operate under the same principles. 

We give thanks to God that the number of vaccinated individuals continues to rise and the infectious rate continues to drop.  As we come together again, we urge respect, compassion, and love for our neighbors.  May we embody the characteristics of Christian living described by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the church in Colossae:

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

~ Colossians 3:12-17

We look forward to worshiping together, growing together, serving together and sharing the Good News together as we continue to live our mission to help people depend on Jesus to restore their imperfect lives. 

We continue to urge the congregation and community to exercise good judgment, observe physical distancing practices as appropriate and to care for and serve your friends and neighbors in all you do and say.