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COVID Worship Precautions - Updated August 1, 2022
As you read in the Pastor’s Peace, the consistory has voted to reinstate some safety precautions due to Greene County being at the CDC High level, with a continued increase in cases. Starting on the first Sunday in August, we will be asking everyone to wear masks again during the service, although those presenting the worship service such as the Pastor and the Lay Reader can remove their masks when speaking. We will sing fewer verses of our hymns, have the offering plates in the center aisle again, and will have communion with communion kits, although we did buy nicer ones this time. In addition, we will be moving coffee and doughnuts to the outdoor back shelter again. Please be patient as we implement these changes again, and hopefully we will be able to roll some of these back soon if the numbers start to decrease.
United Church Homes Golf Outing - August 5 - 8:00 AM
You are invited to participate in the United Church Homes golf tournament on August 5th. This is a fundraiser for the organization that runs several of our UCC nursing homes including Trinity here in Beavercreek. The tournament will be at Beavercreek Golf Club and starts at 8:00 am on Friday August 5th with breakfast. The cost per player is $100 and includes breakfast, 18 holes, and lunch. The registration deadline for the tournament is July 15th. You can register online at https://www.unitedchurchhomes.org/trinity-atbeavercreek/ where there is a link at the top of the page. You can also email email@example.com and register that way. We already have 2 people from the church participating, and will be looking for at least two more to form a team. If you register, please let Pastor Brian know so he can let the event organizers know who is from the church and thus should be put together on a team.
Trinity Birthday Party - August 11 - 1:30 PM
We will be hosting the August Trinity Nursing Home birthday party again on Thursday August 11th. We are asking people that are helping or bringing items to please come at 1:30pm, and then the party starts at 2pm. We will have some music, and we are asking people to please bring cookies for the event. The church will also be putting together some gift bags for the August birthday folks as well.
Church Basement Sale - August 18-20 - 9:00 AM
The church is planning on having their annual basement sale in a few weeks, on Thursday August 18th through Saturday August 20th. We will have a setup for the event on Sunday August 14th and tear down on Sunday August 21st. Feel free to bring items for the basement sale to the church anytime between now and August 14th. We ask that things brought to the church be placed in closed boxes as much as possible to make stacking and storage easier. There will be more information announced as we get closer to the sale, and signup sheets provided for people to sign up to volunteer. We will be asking volunteers to wear masks assuming that the Covid infection levels are still high, however, we will not be forcing the public to do that.
Postal Mail Security
It has come to our attention recently that one or two things have gone missing from the front mailbox at the church. It could be that they were lost. However, the consistory was concerned, and so the mail was held at the post office until we could install a lockable mailbox for the church, which we have completed. As an extra step to make sure mail wasn’t stolen, our treasurers will be sending out statements at the end of August to each member showing what they have given so far this year, and the dates for those gifts, so that you can check them against your records. If you find any discrepancies, please let either Alice or Melissa know immediately. Thank you for this, and hopefully this is not a bigger issue than one or two missing pieces of mail.
Upcoming In September…
Congregational Meeting - September 11 - after Morning Worship
As 2022 has continued on, it has become apparent that overall offerings are down significantly from 2021, and we are currently about 17% or $10,000 behind our budgeted offerings for the first 6 months of the year. There are of course likely many reasons for this, and there are certainly members who have been hurt by a decreased stock market and inflation. Gifts are kept confidential at Beaver UCC, and so the Consistory only knows that overall offerings are down, but no more information than that. The Consistory felt that it should let the congregation know of this and set up a meeting for the issue to be discussed. We will be holding a congregational meeting after our church service on Sunday September 11th. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary, and over Facebook Live. This will give the church a little more time to collect financial information for July and August, and allow the congregation to discuss and vote on how it wishes to proceed with this issue concerning next year’s budget. Thank you to all who have given to the church in the past, and all who continue to do so. Without the generous support of the members, Beaver UCC would not exist. Every donation no matter how big or small makes this possible.
Upcoming In November…
Assuming things don’t change too much from the present with Covid, we will be holding our cookie-walk again in November, which we might move outside to make it safer. Regardless of where it takes place, however, we will need cookies and plenty of them. This is a friendly reminder to please start to make cookies and freeze them in anticipation for our November event. It is a fun and delicious way to support the church.
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