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What's Happening
at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church and School
December 31st, 2020 - January 7th, 2021
St. Wilfrid's is a Christian community seeking to know and unconditionally share God's unfailing love.
Welcome to St. Wilfrid's Virtual Service
Tune into our Facebook page on Sunday, January 3rd, at 8:30 AM for a live-stream of Morning Prayer. It is recommended that you view the bulletin on a separate device, or print it before joining the service, so you can sing, pray, and follow along with the service. We welcome you!

A Facebook account is not necessary to watch our services. Click here to be directed to our Facebook page. The service will also be available on our website for you to view at your convenience.
St. Wilfrid’s is proud to announce the Ordination of Steven P. Swartzell to the Order of Priests. The Ordination will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. You may observe the service live on the diocesan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LADiocese/Should you have any questions, please contact the Church Office. Congratulations to our favorite deacon!
Evening Prayer
On Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM, evening prayer services led by Rev. Nancy will be broadcast on our Facebook page. Services will alternate between Compline and New Zealand Night Prayers each week. Join us virtually on Facebook on January 6th, at 8:00 PM for a service of Compline.

A Facebook account is not necessary to watch our services. Click here to be directed to our Facebook page.

Can't make it at a specific time? The service was prerecorded and will be available on our website for you to view at your convenience. Click the link below to be directed to our website:
SCRIP Cards
Please stop by the office to purchase SCRIP cards for your holiday gifts. Before coming, please email Terry at admin@stwilfridschurch.org to check office hours and card availability.
Save the Date!
Ordination of Reverend Steven P. Swartzell | January 9th @ 10:00 AM
Donation Checks
We are only depositing donation checks every two weeks in an effort to limit the number of people coming into the office. Checks sent to the church at this time will be deposited on January 15th and 29th
Opportunities to Donate and to Volunteer
Some of you have expressed a desire to donate food, clothing, and time to ministries that are making a difference in the lives of those struggling, especially at this time. Consider donating to the following organizations. Monetary donations are always welcome and so are hands and feed on the ground.

*Beach Cities Interfaith Services

*Second Harvest Food Bank of OC, Feeding American 949-653-2900

*Community Action Partnership OC Food Bank 714-897-6670x3604

*Toys 4 Tots – collection box located in the lobby of NuVision Credit Union (on Edinger Ave across from Bella Terra

*Operation Christmas Child – At this time they are not accepting physical shoe boxes but you can go online to fill a virtual shoebox. Get your kids involved it! The shoeboxes will be sent to children in Kenya.

*Episcopal Relief and Development

*Habitat for Humanity

*Other suggestions you can do to lighten the load for others: Fill several zip lock storage bags with some of the following: new socks, tooth paste and tooth brush, razor, soap, deodorant and fast-food gift card, feminine products, knit cap. We see more homeless persons every day, give them a gift bag. You can always include a Christmas message!
Resource Roundup
COVID-19 testing is now available through an appointment-based drive-thru site at the Anaheim Convention Center that can serve more than 1,000 people daily. Testing is available to OC residents at no-cost for people who meet Public Health priorities for testing and cannot get a test through their medical provider (doctor). 

The test offered at this site is called a PCR test. The test will show if someone is currently infected with COVID-19 and may be contagious.

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Starting on Wednesday, August 26, Orange County will open a second drive-thru supersite that will operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.
 
Testing is available to people who live or work in Orange County at no-cost. To be tested, you must meet Public Health priorities for testing and cannot get a test through your medical provider or doctor. 
 
·     People with symptoms
·     Close contacts with people known to have COVID-19
·     Health care workers, first responders
·     Residents and employees of congregate living facilities
·     Essential workers (grocery store, food supply, utility workers, public employees and teachers)
 
Appointments are required. Questions can be directed to 360 Clinic representatives at 800-446-8888. For more details about testing as well as other testing sites across Orange County visit the OC Health Care Agency Testing Network.
COVID-19 Testing

Virtual Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

COVID-19 Tracker

Suicide Prevention
  • https://www.suicideispreventable.org/

Older Adult Mental Health Resource Guide

Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance
  • https://www.ocapica.org/mental-health.html

Senior Assisted Living
  • https://www.senioradvice.com/assisted-living

Psychological First Aid

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

Casa Youth Shelter

COVID Conversations Tools

OC Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services 

CHOC - resources for parents and caregivers 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PBS Kids

Healthikids

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Mental Health and Coping with Stress:
 
High Risk Population:
  • Elderly
  • Those with Chronic conditions (Heart Disease, Diabetes, Lung Disease)
  • Immunocompromised Patients
 
Education on how it is spread and emphasize prevention:

How to identify symptoms:

What to do if you are sick:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Coronavirus Updates in Huntington Beach

HB Quarantine Cuisine

Care Connection: meal deliveries for older adults
  • Contact Carolyn Ross (714-381-0581)

Council on Aging Southern California: Medicare Scams

US Small Business Administration: Disaster Assistance

Youth Employment Service

NAMI Peer Mentoring Program

Apply for WIC

Mental Health Resources During School Closure
Important reminders:

1.  Accept your emotions. Anger, fear, anxiety, etc. are all normal. Be gentle on yourself and offer patience to others. We’re in this together!
2.  Limit exposure to media and remember that official communications from the CDC are the best source of up-to-date information (more info on that below!)
3.  Move! (more info on that below!)
4.  Connect with others (more info on that below!). It helps improve your physical health and psychological well-being.
Families can call 211 from any phone in OC for help with anything from legal aid to mental health emergencies to housing and transportation.

The NAMI warm line is open to residents of OC or LA. Calling or texting can connect someone with support and resources in their respective counties.

The Trevor Project - If you are a young person in crisis, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

The Crisis Text Line - Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 to receive free and confidential support, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

California Youth Crisis Line - Call 1-800-843-5200 to connect with the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.

Robyne’s Nest: If you are a student who is living independently without parental support, Robyne’s nest can provide you with resources.

CareSolace - a free resource to help you find a therapist that is right for you and is covered by your insurance. Right now, they are available 24/7 to assist you and your family (in English, Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese), specifically in helping setup online/virtual services. Call 1-888-515-0595 or email at weserve@caresolace.org.
Please Note: If you already have a counselor or therapist (even if you haven't seen them in a while), you can call their office and ask about “telehealth” services or virtual counseling/therapy. Many offices now offer these services that do not require you to come into the office.

Be Mindful of Media Exposure
It is important to keep up to date on the frequently changing information regarding COVID-19 and the measures being put in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. As you are likely aware, it’s hard to turn on the TV or open the internet without being exposed to 24 hours of breaking news banners, podcasts, memes, and stories from around the world. The more we watch or listen to this media, the more it can affect our mental health and stress. You may feel better if you limit your exposure to this kind of media, and use reputable sources (i.e. WHO, CDC, OC Health Agency).
Here are some links to the above mentioned health related resources:

Positive Coping Skills
  • Reach out for support; text/call friends or a supportive person
  • Acknowledge your emotions and find active ways to divert your attention
  • Meditation--this can help create a healthy immune response and reduce anxiety
  • Deep Breathing; Inhale 4 seconds, hold for 4, exhale for 4. There are a lot of variations, so find what works best for you
  • Use an app to relax or connect to emotional support
  • Take time to rest and stay healthy
  • Focus on things you can control; wash hands, hydrate, and nourish
  • Create a routine and structure for your day at home
  • Play with a pet or take your dog for a walk
  • Exercise (run, walk, find a youtube workout)-- only if you are feeling well.

Yoga With Adriene is offering all classes for free.

Les Mills has a free 3 week trial to do online yoga, pilates, barre, weight lifting, cardio, etc.

Down Dog App is offering free online yoga through the end of March.
  • Challenge your friends to push up challenges, pull up challenges, who can reach 10,000 steps in one day first (your phone tracks this!), etc.
  • Write (poetry, stories, journal)
  • Listen to music
  • Learn a new Tik Tok dance (better yet: CREATE one!)
  • Clean something
  • Organize something
  • Read--libraries have digital books you can access with your library card!
  • Cook or bake
  • Play games; board games or online games--if you don’t have internet at home, click here.
  • Facetime, Facebook Live or Instagram Live with your friends and relatives--especially those you can’t visit because they have compromised health.

Apps for self care
Many of these apps have waived their in-app purchase fees, but they all have free options that can help with managing the stress of the news and media.

Stop, Breathe & Think A short “check in” with this app provides 1-5 minute mindfulness activities that can help keep you calm and create a little space between your thoughts, emotions and reactions.

UCLA Mindful App This app has basic meditations and wellness meditations and includes how-to videos and a built-in timer. There are also cool podcasts you can listen to--there’s one called the Mindfulness of Washing Hands up right now!

SAM app This app can help you manage anxiety (SAM stands for self anxiety management) by helping you be aware of your triggers and understand your thoughts and behavior better. There’s even a cool tracking feature!

Calm This app contains audio content that strengthens mental fitness and tackles some of the biggest mental health challenges of today: stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

Mindshift This app uses cognitive behavior therapy based tools to offer quick relief from anxiety, worry, and panic. It offers coping cards, a thought journal, and a check-in system to create healthy habits and set goals.

7 Cups This app connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support, 24/7. Listeners are specifically available for teens (ages 13-17). Chat rooms and community forums are also available, so you can talk to others who understand how you feel.
Contact Us!

Email The Rev. Dr. J. Robert Honeychurch, Interim Rector

Email The Rev. Bill Wells, Associate & Minister of Music

Email The Rev. Nancy Sinclair

Email Terry Roberts, Parish Administrator

Email the Rev. Steven P. Swartzell, Associate Minister:

Email Dustin Nguyen, Director of Communications, Outreach,
and Intergenerational Ministries:

Email the Preschool office here:

Include your announcement in the Sunday Times:

Reach out for Pastoral Care here:

Submit your prayer request here:

Be a part of St. Wilfrid's growth in 2020: