Community Life in the COVID-19 Era
We had a beautiful, challenging and inspiring service today, Sunday, March 15. We behaved with appropriate caution. Then the Executive Committee of your Council met to discuss how to proceed in the uncertain weeks to come. The following is the way we will live out our life together in covenant, in love, in action:
Worship will be live-streamed every Sunday morning at 10:30 via
Live, as always, but we encourage you to consider worshipping via this option rather than in person for now. We especially discourage people in at-risk populations from coming to worship at this time.
anyone to gather at church for worship, but the doors will be open. Some of us need to gather,
WHILE MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL DISTANCE
If you are unfamiliar with watching on Facebook Live, contact Lisa Boyles for assistance (before Sunday morning) --
or 559.244.9502 -- and she will try to walk you through it. Robin, E. J. and I will lead worship. Someone will video the service (usually Lisa) and someone will run the sound and projection system.
The doors to the Sanctuary will be open at 10 a.m. on Sundays, as will the doors to Hayden Hall for restroom access only. The church will be closed by noon. For the near future, there will be no fellowship hour following the service.
The offering plates will not be passed, but remain available at the entrance to the Sanctuary (or some other secure location). Bulletins will be on the sanitized pews at least 6 feet apart. We will not greet one another with physical touch.
THIS ALL MAY BE DISCONTINUED BY COUNTY, STATE OR FEDERAL ORDER.
In that case, another special bulletin would be forthcoming.
ost of our church events and activities, including book club, Living the Questions and the Saturday breakfast group, will be paused for the next few weeks. Even Holy Week is likely to look much different this year. Rescheduled dates, including for the memorial service for Georgeanne Mason and our spring fundraising dinner, will be announced in coming editions of eNews
No Sunday School until further notice. We are going try study via FaceTime.
outside of Sundays: If you are able to offer services like grocery shopping, errand running, prescription pickup and delivery, please call the church office at 559.435.2690. Email the office at
. Text Pastor Ara at 559.862.3874. If you need anything, use the same contact information.
Also, if you are missing someone, call them! The Executive committee is going to call each one of us, regularly.
We will get through this difficult time together, just in different ways than we usually do.
Thank you and may the peace of God be with you now and always.
Pastor Ara and the Executive Committee -- Moderator Ann Scott, Felicia Rocha, Minister Robin Carlson, Sally Hougland, and Carol Kilburn
MISSION and STEWARDSHIP:
During Today’s Mission Moment, we heard of the need of
. Items may be dropped off at the church or picked up from your home, if necessary. P
lease donate items such as bath soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, shoes, socks, and clothing for the women.