Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Sharing, Comforting, Embracing

Letters from Our Pastor

Letter from Our Pastor 3/13/20

Letter from Our Pastor 3/17/20

Letter from Our Pastor 3/30/20

Greetings in Christ,

I pray that this email finds you and your family healthy and well on this lovely Monday as I offer you and update on how things are with our church.

1. Our Family: Everyone in our church family seems to be doing well. Other than allergies and a few colds here and there, seems as if most folks are healthy and taking the precautions needed to stay that way. Please remember to call and check on one another in these days ahead. Especially remember to reach out to those who live alone and will feel very isolated by having to remain at home. 

2. Our Office: The church office will be closed to in-person visits effective Tuesday, March 31. If you feel a visit is essential, please call the church office first and get the visit approved before coming in. We consider our office staff to be essential employees and we want to allow them to continue to work but we do want to ensure a safe environment for them to do so. Allowing only approved visits will enable us to limit the number of people gathering at one time and allow for us to protect our staff by allowing them to control social distancing.  The office staff will remain available by phone and email during their regular hours. 

3. Our Worship: Our LiveStreaming Worship is gaining in popularity. This past Sunday we had about 130 folks join us live and as of this time we are showing a total of 433 views. (The previous Sunday was shared frequently and currently shows 676 views after one week) We are so grateful to all who are watching and sharing, as well as for having the technology to bring a word of hope and good news to the world. For those who are not on Facebook you can follow this link to the service on our YouTube channel

4. Our Bible Study: We are still having Bible Study by Zoom every Wednesday night at 6:30. Zoom is easy - just click on the link provided here at 6:30 on Wednesday and it should connect you to the meeting. Karen Roberts is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

5. Our Giving: Thank you for your faithful stewardship and generous heart as many of you are mailing in your tithes and your Youth Fundraiser envelopes, or participating in our secure online giving via PayPal by clicking Online Givingor the yellow Donatebutton in the bottom left on our website.

6. Our Holy Season: We are entering the holy season of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter and admittedly it will be a difficult time for all of us as we will miss our church gatherings and traditions. This week I will be sending out another email with At-Home Worship suggestions for you and your family. I would love to hear from you any ideas you might have for keeping our traditions alive in your home during this time. Also be aware that Jim Brooks and I will offer a LiveStream Tenebrae Service on Holy Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm. For those on Facebook we invite you to set up a Watch Party and invite your friends to watch with you.

7. Our Service: Please stay home and if you have any needs let us know and we will do our best to meet them. Ministry and loving-kindness are still happening in our church so let us know if we can help.

 

I love you all and I miss your hugs and smiles,

Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected,

Pastor Karen