March 24, 2020
Socially Distant, Spiritually Close
Staying connected during COVID-19 at United Church on the Green
Welcome to United Church on the Green's new weekly email newsletter.
"Socially Distant, Spiritually Close" provides resources and opportunities to connect with our faith and with one another during this challenging time.

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Sunday Worship
March 29, 10 am
We continue to worship via Zoom this week. We'll be online by 9:00 so you can greet one another and get your technology situated. Stay after the service for virtual coffee hour (BYO coffee in your favorite mug!).

To join from a computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/793422194 5

To join from a landline: dial 646-876-9923, then enter 793 422 1945 for the Meeting ID

Wednesday Prayer
March 25, 12-12:30 pm
Join Pastor Jocelyn and members of our church family to check in and pray together via Zoom.

To join from a computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/7934221945

To join from a landline: dial 646-876-9923, then enter 793 422 1945 for the Meeting ID

Friday Bible Study
March 27, 4-5 pm
In this uncertain and anxious time, we are diving into the oldest prayerbook of the Bible, the book of Psalms, to which people have been turning for solace and strength for millennia.

To join from a computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/7934221945

To join from a landline: dial 646-876-9923, then enter 793 422 1945 for the Meeting ID

Poem of the Week
"Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale"
by Dan Albergotti

Music of the Week
"We Are Not Alone"
by Pepper Choplin
performed at Sandy Ridge Mennonite

Family Resource of the Week
"How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus"
from PBS Kids

Do you need help in this difficult time?
Are You Ill or
´╗┐Self-Isolating?

If you are ill or self-isolating, please contact Pastor Jocelyn ( jocelyn@unitednewhaven.org or 203-392-1539) so we can keep in touch with you.
Do You Need Groceries or Supplies?

If you could use a hand with food, supplies, or other help, please contact Pastor Jocelyn ( jocelyn@unitednewhaven.org or 203-392-1539).
Are You Looking for Other Resources?

The United Way of Greater New Haven is compiling an up-to-date listing of community resources of many kinds. Check it out here.
Looking for something you can do?
Sign Up to Help Your Neighbors

If you are willing and able to lend a hand to another church member by dropping off groceries, making a phone call, offering tech support, or more, please tell us how you can help.

Join a Check-In
Group

Be part of a check-in group of three or four people to call or FaceTime each other to keep our spirits up - to say a prayer, tell a joke, share an idea, and be church with each other.

Help Sustain Our Ministries

United continues to serve our community in both old and new ways during this time of crisis. Please help make our ministries possible by giving online. Thank you for your generosity.

DESK Emergency Volunteers

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is serving meals and distributing groceries in an outdoor to-go format, observing appropriate social distancing and sanitizing protocols.

COVID-19 Volunteer Hub

The United Way of Greater New Haven has launched an online volunteer hub with listings from many local service organizations. Check it out for further opportunities to help.

May God hold you in the palm of her hand.