Whats' Happening at GUMC
Update From Rev. Katie
Below is a link to a new feature that we are calling "High Five on Friday. Each Friday, Rev. Katie will post a video update here to share with you.
To watch this weeks video update now Click Here
The city is collecting homemade masks to be used by hospitals and local first responders. The directions are listed on the city website www.cityofgreen.org/588/COVID-19
. If you are interested in making masks or if you want to help fund fabric and supplies, please contact the church office.
Community Connection Teams
In order to help keep in contact with one another, groups are being formed to make phones calls to connect each other in community. This will require about 5 to 7 leaders who are willing to make 4 to 5 calls per week to talk with some of our members and regular attenders in our congregation. This goes above and beyond the amazing work the Care Team is providing during this season.
Church Office Hours
In order to help maintain a shelter at home mentality and ensure the safety of staff and visitor, staff will continue to work from home as best as possible. If you have need to contact office staff, please feel free to reach out through the church phone number, as it is forwarded to Pam Moore, our Administrative Assistant. You can also email staff directly.
The church is working with the city to expand assistance for those feeling uncomfortable going out to shop for groceries. Some have already offered to step forward to help with delivery. If any of you would like to offer your services to getting groceries and delivering them, please notify the church.
The other part of this process is also creating a financial base to go ahead and pay for groceries, then give the option to the family requesting grocery delivery to reimburse the church. If you can help finance the shopping project, please send donations to the church or online through Vanco marked Food Delivery.
When the system is set up, you will be notified of next steps.
Bring your own mowers or use the ride mower and push mower at the church to mow the front and sides of the church, and preschool playground. The church is creating a schedule for mowing once a week. At most, one person will mow two times per month. If you need trained on the riding mower at the church, please let the church know.
East Ohio Annual Conference
East Ohio Annual Conference has been moved to September, and is to be held in Lakeside, Ohio. The clergy session is Friday, September 24. The Annual Conference Session for 2020 will be held Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, September 26.
Youth Annual Conference
Youth Annual Conference (YAC) will be an online event, Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 PM. It will still feature guest speaker Shane Claiborne, one not to miss! YAC event boxes can be purchased for $10 (discounted rate) through the church. Students will need to re-register with Rev. Katie Osier.
Vacation Bible School
Since the city of Green cancelled their camps and large group gatherings this summer and in the best interest of protecting our families and volunteers, VBS will be moved to a different format. Beth Weyrick and Rev. Katie will be working on those details this week and getting information out to families. You can, however still Register children 3 years (must be bathroom trained) through 6th grade. Cost is $5. To register your child Click Here