WFUMC INFO APRIL 30
Plant Sale THIS Saturday Only
Dawes Home – 4312 Ferry Landing Rd (corner of Craig Avenue and Ferry Landing Rd)
Any time after 9:00 AM
Please observe social distancing if others are present.
In lieu of our annual Yard Sale/Plant Sale, a selection of floral seedlings that are ready to transplant to your flower beds in time for their summer blossoms will be available on the Dawes family’s driveway. Church members, neighbors, and friends are invited to come by and select your choices of Nasturtiums, Zinnias, Shasta Daisies, African Daisies, Portulaca, and Marigolds for your gardens. Donations will be accepted to offset the costs and proceeds will go to the church’s outreach and UMW Scholarship programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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, email@example.com
*UMW- Pandemic Slams Hope for Future Scholarship Funds. Just a year ago today, the Washington Farm faithful were busy on their last full day of sorting and pricing, boxing and stacking all of the wonderful donations to the Spring Yard. Many of us had found “treasures” that we had bought on the spot or had started a running tab to which we added things daily as well as on Saturday. Perhaps we didn’t really NEED those things, but the yard sale proceeds went to the UMW for scholarships for our youth and worthwhile charities (scholarships being our priority), so it was money well spent.
This year the COVID-19 pandemic has sadly terminated our Spring Yard sale and the much-needed funds therewith. Nevertheless, Washington Farm is a special church of caring families growing together in faith and service, steeped in tradition and embracing the future. Thus, in the spirit of carrying on the tradition of having an annual Spring Yard Sale, we are proposing a Virtual Spring Yard Sale. Just think back to the last yard sale or the multitude of yard sales over the years. What amount did you normally spend… with or without the hot dogs? Then write a check in that amount (or any amount) to WFUMC – Women’s Account and put Scholarships in the memo line* or donate online at www.washingtonfarmumc.org, click on Give and follow prompts. This will be money well spent on scholarships to deserving youth in our congregation. Fortunately, the UMW’s account has enough to cover our scholarship candidates for this year. But next year we will have six graduating seniors and five in 2022. Thus, we are striving to build our scholarship monies so we’ll be prepared to grant scholarships to our students should they apply and be approved. Your monetary gifts would be greatly appreciated by UMW and we thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration.
*Mail checks to WFUMC, P.O. Box 36, Mount Vernon, VA 22121-0036.
*Attached is information on the postponement of the dominion Brass Concert for Rising Hope.
April 30 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/
Come and join us at Wednesday Night Bible Study 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 571-276-9041 when you’re ready to have them picked up to be distributed or if you have questions. Thus far, we have sent over 50 masks into our community, to include 25 to Rising Hope.
• 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?
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.