March 30, 2020
Socially Distant, Spiritually Close
Staying connected during COVID-19 at United Church on the Green
Opportunities to Connect This Week
Palm Sunday Worship
Sun., April 5, 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/7934221945

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

Mid-Week Prayer
Wed., April 1, 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

Advance Directives & Health Care Planning Conversation
Thu., April 2, 7 pm
If you, like many of us, find yourself worrying about what will happen if you should fall ill or be hospitalized, join us for a conversation about the concrete steps we can take now so that our loved ones and providers have the information they need to care for us according to our wishes.

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

Bible Study
Fri., April 3, 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

Spiritual Resources for This Week
Prayer of the Week
from "Thoughts in Solitude"
by Thomas Merton

Music of the Week
"You Can Do This Hard Thing"
by Carrie Newcomer
performed live from her living room last week!

Family Resource of the Week
"Giant List of Activities for Being Home with Kids"
a crowd-sourced brainstorm

Do you need help in this difficult time?
Are You Ill or Quarantined?

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.

Make Masks for Providers

There are many patterns circulating for hand-sewn protective masks. Yale-New Haven Hospital recommends one here. Our friends at DESK are also requesting donated masks.

Advocate for the Incarcerated

People who are incarcerated, including many being held pre-trial because they cannot afford to post bond, are at high risk in this pandemic due to the close quarters of confinement. The ACLU calls for action.

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