WFUMC INFO FOR APRIL 23
This Sunday, April 26, is the 4th Sunday of the month. The box/basket for Rising Hope donations is on the porch of the Education Building. You will also find a table with the latest Upper Rooms in a box on the table. Drop off and pick up.
WFUMC is still online. If you choose to participate in any in-person service or ministry, please use best practices in hand washing, disinfecting touched surfaces, and social distancing.
Live streaming links: For 10 AM Sunday Services
The Order of Worship will be accessible on the Web Site Sunday morning. I will also send it out to you tomorrow.
I am still working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. You still can reach out and touch me by either phone (church phone is forwarded to my cell phone 703-780-4696) or by email to email@example.com)
GIVING –While our ministry, programs and access are very different than a few weeks ago, the life of the church continues, as do our obligations. Our WFUMC family always has been generous with gifts and donations for our church, and to support our local outreach and connectional ministries as well as see to our staff and maintenance costs. Please consider all these needs as you look at your giving plans. You can mail donations to WFUMC, PO Box 36, Mt. Vernon, VA, 22121-0036, or give online. If you have any questions about online giving, please call or email Bob Enck: 571-329-5940, firstname.lastname@example.org
*We have attached the March financial statement to the blast for your information. Thank you for your continued generosity and the ways you make an impact in building the kingdom of God during this time.
April 23 Update from Pastor Christina
*If you are wondering what is going on with the church or how you can help, visit our website: https://washingtonfarmumc.org/latest-news/
We started Wednesday Night Bible Study last night, April 22 on Zoom at 7:00 PM. Our study is based on Margery deVega’s book “Embracing the Uncertain”, six gospel stories that “are signposts in the gospel narrative…pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, obedience, and the hope of the resurrection.” Registration for Bible Study Zoom is required. Please go to:
Even if you are already registered with Zoom, you still need to register for this Bible Study at the link provided above. Think about this like knocking on the pastor’s door.
If you or someone in your household becomes ill, please let me know so we can support you. Although we are apart, your wellbeing, both physically and emotionally, is ever on my heart and mind.
*Do you need help with zoom or other on-line technology? We can help with that! Let us know and with a phone call or two we can walk you through how to connect in this strange new world we are now living in.
Ways to connect together and help our community during this time:
• Devotions and prayer twice weekly. Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00, a devotion and time of prayer. (Zoom Phone number: 301-715-8592 use Meeting ID: 512 615 779, You do not need a participant ID…just press # when asked)
• Virtual Sunday School for all ages– All Sunday School Classes are being held online at 11 am. If you have not received a link to a class, have any questions, or trouble with the technology please contact Sam at email@example.com or 571.276.9041.
• Can you sew and are you interested in making masks for use in our community? Here is a link to a video “how to:” https://www.gfclinic.com/approved-pattern-info-for-homemade-masks/ Please contact Sam Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-276-9041 when you’re ready to have them picked up to be distributed or if you have questions.
• Make a donation to Rising Hope! Bring it to the church or let us know and we will come pick it up. Or make a monetary donation to the church. Did you know that $13,200 of our budget goes to support local organizations we partner with?
UMW – See UMW Community Service Undergraduate Scholarship Information attached.
Information on how to help our community partners such as New Hope Housing, Good Shepherd, Rising Hope UMMC, etc. is on our website under the COVID-19 tab.