CUMC Newsnote

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Because some of you have asked: 
   I had been planning on leaving for a six week Renewal Leave on April 20. The plan was (and remains to be in the future) to fly to San Francisco, into Paris-travel to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and then begin a six week walking pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. The pilgrimage begins by walking over the Pyrenees and then averaging 15 miles a day (taking one day off a week) walking my way down through Spain, ultimately making my way to Finisterre Spain on the water in the south.
  The plan was/is to carry my own things, stay in hostels each night, journey by myself-with my only companions being those I meet on the road, sharing meals with and sitting next to in worship. The hope was/is to remove myself from technology and contact from everyone but my family so that I could take time. I want to listen and learn. I want to listen to my own heart and thoughts. I want to listen and look for God in the midst of the rhythm of walking, the pilgrims I journey with, eat next to and worship beside.
  This is a hundreds year old Tradition. There are churches all along the way. Each night my intention was/is to sit in a pew, and join in worship, even though my Spanish is minimal at best (although I have been practicing). 
  I am not disheartened by this postponement. My pilgrimage will happen. Leaving at a time of global concern makes no sense. I fully trust that this will happen in God's time.

Blessings in Christ
Pastor Heather

P.S. The picture attached is my "credential" kind of like a passport that you get stamped in towns as you make your way along the Camino

P.P.S. if you are interested you can go to the website that I have been using as a resource

Suspension of In-person Worship and Other Gatherings through April

As your bishop, I am charged to lead and oversee the spiritual and temporal affairs of The United Methodist Church. For the love of God and of our neighbors in every place, today I am directing continued suspension of in-person worship through April 30, 2020. This directive is in effect for United Methodist Churches across the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and anywhere in the Greater Northwest Area served by United Methodist clergy under my supervision. This suspension of worship includes Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. It applies to both indoor and outdoor worship, weddings and funerals and to all days of the week. Please continue to conduct worship, bible study, prayer groups, and fellowship groups if you can do so remotely.

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Although the building is now closed, the library could continue.

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 Idaho Governor Brad Little issued a statewide, "Stay Home Order" for the entire State of Idaho. The order is effective immediately, and will be in effect for 21 days. Governor Little and public health officials will later evaluate whether that 21 day period will need to be extended.


It's official.
If you aren't already doing so, stay home.
Limit travel, avoid gatherings and wash your hands often.
You can still be outside... go out for a walk, or work in the garden, just be sure to keep your distance.

Stay in touch with neighbors, friends and your church family!
Physically distanced, but socially and spiritually connected!

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