NEWS & EVENTS

HYBRID WORSHIP: In-Person and Online!

Union Church continues to maintain socially distanced seating to ensure the health and safety of our church family and those worshiping with us. If you are comfortable, please join us!

We encourage everyone who cannot attend in-person worship to join the livestream on YouTube! 

 

FROM THE PASTOR: Yesterday we had our first Fellowship hour inside and it was great! Come and join us next week.

 

As we continue to fight this insidious virus, thanks to all of you who have gotten fully vaccinated and have allowed us to make masking optional. But as a courtesy to those who possibly can’t get vaccinated, if you wish to continue wearing a mask, that is up to you. Because of the expansion of the variants, we will continue our social distancing and encourage you to only “hum along” with hymns and songs in worship. We intend to return to congregational singing with live accompaniment by the end of summer, but that will depend on guidelines at the time. 

In the meantime, we are also beginning the search for a new church musician, whether it might be an organist or pianist, and we will also review how best to approach choral music as we look to the future. If anyone has comments or suggestions for music offerings, please let me know.

John Redman, Pastor

john.t.redman@gmail.com

Mobile: (914) 474-0722

Communion next Sunday, August 2. Pastor John found a safe and convenient way to serve communion. Small, sealed communion cups containing bread on one side and juice in the other, placed in the pews. Each pew also has a bag to discard the cups. We are changing with the times!

FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS NEEDED: Join us for in-person Fellowship after worship. Volunteer hosts are needed to set up and provide goodies! It can be simple with a beverage and a nibble. Host with a friend! Call the office to sign up! (845) 562-0954.

 

FOOD PANTRY: We asked for help last week, as we had several volunteers who were away, and our call was answered. Thanks to everyone who volunteered! 

 

Our volunteers are important to us! During the pandemic we changed our distribution to outside to protect both our volunteers and the public. We purchased air filters and hand sanitizers and instituted a plan to monitor our health with temperature checks and contact tracing. Now that summer is here, we recently purchased a canopy and used it for the first-time last week. It’s important that our volunteers and recipients are protected from the weather. Last week we also improved conditions for our volunteers and purchased three high-capacity fans for the storage and packing areas of the church. Now they can pack food, stock shelves, and distribute in comfort with good ventilation.

 

Without our volunteers, there is no Union Food Pantry! 

 

With gratitude and thanks to all who support us in any way, Debby and Kathy

 

FUNDRAISING: 

Spaghetti Dinner August 6 from 4-7 pm. Take-out only, Dinner $8 and dessert $2.  Call the church office to place your order (845) 562-0954.

 

Barn Sale: Donation drop off is suspended for July to allow time for volunteers to sort donation.

Thank you for the donations!

 

Habitat Walk for Housing. Save the date: September 12. More information to follow.

NEWS AND PRAYER: If you have articles for the Newsletter or prayer requests, please contact Nancy. 

 

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