East Bloomfield UMC
Corona Virus and our
You can be a light in a time of crisis
Although many of us will be avoiding large events and maybe working from home, there are still opportunities to care for one another and demonstrate Christ’s love. I would suggest a couple of ideas:
· Pray for those who are affected by this virus – those who are ill, the medical professionals treating them, the scientists working on vaccines and cures and the leaders making tough decisions to try and curb the spread of the virus and keep us safe.
Pray for those with mental health concerns, as well as those who feel extra lonely during this time –please reach out to anyone you think might be feeling isolated over the next few weeks.
· Educate yourself about the Coronavirus from credible and reliable sources, such as from the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the Ontario County Health Department. Know the symptoms and have a plan for what you would do if you or a family member were to become sick.
· Check on your friends and neighbors. If you know someone who may not have internet access, give them a call and share the information you have learned. If the virus spreads through our community as seems to be predicted, we can continue to reach out and care for one another through phone calls, emails and social media.
· As the virus spreads, many doctors and nurses will be working long hours. Consider ways you can bless these medical professionals with acts of kindness and notes of appreciation.
Remember this is temporary. Our church continues to serve our congregation and community. Continue to be a part of the ministry by calling the office to be a part of the congregational care team we intend to form that can help with the delivery of groceries, meals and even movies! We praise God for all the technology that will keep us connected and the resources we share to keep us safe at home.
God bless, Pastor Robin
Our Bible study at 12:00 noon for Lent to look at Adam Hamilton's video and book is suspended for now. Please read the rest of the book, and let's get chatting online.
Watch for ways to get communicating together:
When Christians Get it Wrong
The book discusses a study at how the church is perceived by young adults and why they are not flooding the pews on Sunday or any other day of the week.
We need to know
how we may have unknowingly
contributed to this perception.