Newsyletter September 21, 2020
From Session: On-site church services are returning on a bi-weekly basis!
On-site Worship: beginning Sunday, October 4 and every other week until Session feels weekly services can safely resume. Service will be held at 10:30am. All attendees must wear masks at all times and follow social distancing protocols. For safety reasons, Communion will be served virtually at the Zoom service on October 11.
On-site services will also be recorded or live streamed so that congregants not comfortable with on-site service can participate from home. Click here for Zoom instructions.
Zoom Worship: Join us for Worship and Fellowship every other Sundays via Zoom or Facebook Live. Thanks to all who have volunteered with prayers, announcements, and liturgy. The messages have been inspiring, and we have enjoyed anthems from our own choir and music from everywhere in the world.
Food Pantry: No distributions this week. We distribute next Monday and Wednesday. Should you have a coat or jacket in good condition, our folks are in need of them! Thanks again to all our volunteers, in and out, who keep us giving! We appreciate all donations: time, goods, and funds.
A Blueberry Greeting from Margaret and Don from Maine! Good harvest this year and we made blueberry jam and froze 14 Quart bags. YUM! Our Cherryfield Church is back in the sanctuary with masks and 6 feet apart. The monthly “Drive Thru” public supper gave out 125 meals, with volunteers delivering bagged meals. August was turkey and vegetables with blueberry pie and September was chicken potpie with apple crisp. God Bless you all and keep safe! Margaret
Building and Grounds: The replacement of the BARN DOORS is reflective of not only our faith, but also the confidence our congregation has in the mission of Union Church. By keeping up our facilities, your generosity and contributions have allowed us to continue to serve and reach out to those in need in the Newburgh Community. With your continued help, we are making a difference!
In addition, when Building and Grounds dispose of items that need to be replaced in the church, i.e. old toilets, tubs, and now the 100+ year old barn doors, we are also serving a different part of the community by recycling and selling them to interested buyers.
Outreach: If anyone wants to join the Outreach Committee, please contact the office. We have a lovely group and would love to have more members.
News and Prayer: If you have articles for the Newsyletter or prayer requests, please contact Nancy.
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