Coping and Staying Connected
As COVID-19 continues to affect people and countries all over the world and grow in presence in our own region, I encourage you to find as many ways possible to keep hope and peace in your life. As I said on March 15, we are in uncharted waters. But we are not alone.
The information below is an attempt to keep us connected in some ways. Please look over it all and find the places that will bring you life and hope – perhaps through an online book discussion or through listening to a choir or the podcast of an online service.
- Sunday School Classes will meet each week via Zoom. Click here for this week’s class links.
- Sunday Worship (led by the pastoral staff) can be viewed via a live stream broadcast at 11:00 a.m. You can use this worship guide to participate from where you are.
- Music to calm and strengthen your spirit this week. Precious Lord, Take My Hand by The Aeolians of Oakwood University; Calm the Tempests of My Heart Music by Elizabeth Alexander and Lumina Women’s Ensemble;
- Lenten devotion video: The Symbol of the Cross from March 14, 2020 by The Presbyterian Outlook;
- Service podcast for weekly spiritual nourishment. Currently available: March 15, 2020.
Until further notice, the pastoral staff (Susan, John, Kathy, and I) will be working remotely from our homes. You can reach us by email, mobile phone, or texting. Administrative staff (Valerie, Tom, Sybil, and Robert) will continue to serve, working at FPC on Mondays and Fridays, and will be available by email or phone/text on other days of the week, as needed. Office volunteers are not needed at the church at this time. The Walk-in Ministry will interview clients between 9:00 a.m. -12 noon, only on Mondays, and only by telephone. We will not be handing out blessing bags.
Read the rest of my letter here.
You remain in my heart, on my mind, and in my