I know many of you have been wondering how you might serve others in the midst of this COVID-19 ordeal. We have recently heard of some needs in the area.
Our friends at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Pontiac have reached out to us for help. They are in immediate and serious need of additional volunteers to help with their community breakfast and emergency food distribution program. These ministries have been cleared by the Diocese to continue to serve the public during this coronavirus crisis.
Current procedures for the Saturday Community Breakfast can be found
, and for the Bound Together Emergency Food Distribution
To volunteer for the community breakfast program
, please contact Michael Kobylik, preferably by text message, at (248) 877-6303 (email:
To volunteer for the emergency food distribution
, please contact Michele Wogaman at
All volunteers must be 65 years old or younger. If you are 65 or younger, you are to honestly and carefully evaluate whether you have any underlying or pre-existing medical conditions that would prohibit you from serving, for your own safety and the safety of those served by the ministry. Minors, 15 years old and up, may volunteer if they are working with their parent(s) or guardian(s).
If you are able to volunteer, please do be in touch with Michael and/or Michele as soon as possible. If you are unable to volunteer with these ministries, please remember: washing your hands, disinfecting your homes regularly, and abiding by the sheltering and physical distancing guidelines IS STILL the most crucial way most of us can love our neighbor right now, even if it does not feel like it. Calling your friends and neighbors and checking in with vulnerable members of our communities is also a necessary way to stem the isolation and loneliness that will grow during this time of physical isolation. If you are unable to serve in the ministries with our friends at All Saints, please know that you are still doing your part if you are taking these measures, caring for one another, and praying for the well-being of the world.
Fr. Andy, Priest-in-Charge
Pete Trumbore, Warden
Dan Tines, Warden