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Communicating During The Pandemic
Because we will no longer be able to meet in person for the time being, it is important for us to still be able to communicate and for the church to be able to send information to the members. We will be continuing the newsletter, and as long as we are able to mail it out, we will. There is also always a copy of the newsletter on the church website, www.beaverucc.org, and it will be emailed as normal. Day to day communication will be primarily sent out via our “all church email list.” You are encouraged to please become part of this list if you are not already. To add your address to the list, please send your email address to Pastor Brian or call or text him at 937- 469-1383 to give him your email address. Updates will also be placed on the church’s Facebook page.
Giving To Beaver Church During The Pandemic
All of us have been impacted in so many ways by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many have been struggling financially, and for those of you who have, please contact Pastor Brian and we can assist you from our benevolence fund. For those that are able to continue to give your offerings to the church and wish to, you can either send checks to the church at “1960 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45434”, or if you wish, you can go to our website www.beaverucc.org and use the yellow donate button in the upper right hand corner of the webpage to donate online via credit or debit card. We are very grateful for continued offerings during this period, as we are still paying staff and taking care of other bills and obligations.
Changes To Beaver Church Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic
As all of you are aware, we are in an extraordinary time where all of us have to change our lives to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. In keeping with the recommendations of the State of Ohio Department of Health, the consistory has voted to suspend all in-person church meetings and functions including Sunday worship. This seemed to be the most responsible thing to do for the safety of our church members and the greater community. This is also what the vast majority of other congregations have done. We will continue in this way until the state has deemed gatherings such as worship safe. Based upon info given out thus far we will likely not be meeting in person until May at the earliest. While we won't be having in-person worship, we will continue to have worship every Sunday at 10:30am online through Facebook. There will be a live broadcast with Alex and myself. In addition we will also have communion each Sunday online during Lent and Easter as originally planned, and I ask that if you wish to participate in communion that you have bread and some sort of juice or wine with you for the service. In addition to changes in how the church worships, the consistory also voted that all staff would continue to remain employed and will be given work to do during this time period. Being that the church is more or less continuing as it has before, there of course will still be all of the normal bills and obligations to pay. Obviously some church members might be greatly impacted financially by the shutdowns, and if you find yourself in need of help, please contact me as we have access to benevolence funds that can help. For those of you, however, that feel as if you can donate to the church and wish to do so, we would appreciate your continued donations so that we can keep the church going during this time. Donations can be mailed to the church at "1960 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45434". We have also added an online donation button to our website at www.beaverucc.org which will take credit or debit cards and is processed through PayPal. As always if you have any questions or concerns about anything please feel free to email me or call me at 937-469-1383. As stated there will be more detailed information coming out in the next few days about all of these changes. Lastly, as always keep everyone dealing with the many ramifications of this pandemic in your prayers.
Items For The Kids
Jeannette, our fabulous children’s moment leader, will be putting some things together for the kids which will be sent in the mail for Easter. If you wish to have your children receive something from Jeannette, or any other care package items we send to the kids, please email Pastor Brian with your address and the number of kids who would like to receive things at that address.
Worshipping On Facebook
While the church is canceling in person worship, we will instead be having worship online each Sunday at 10:30am through Facebook. For those that are familiar with Facebook, you will just need to go to our Facebook page, which you can search for as “Beaver United Church of Christ”. For those not set up on Facebook, it is very easy to setup a Facebook account. All you need to do is go to www.facebook.com and follow the instructions for setting up a new account. Once in Facebook, search for our church. Alternatively, if you go to our website, www.beaverucc.org, there is also a link to our Facebook page that you can click on. Once on the church’s Facebook page there will be a live stream video, that you might have to scroll down a bit to see. You can enlarge it by clicking on the enlarge button on the lower right hand of the video. You will be able to make comments during the video, which we will use, for instance, during joys and concerns. Once the service is over you will also be able to view the video afterwards on our Facebook page as well. When we have communion, if you have bread and wine or juice with you, I will consecrate it through Facebook, so that we can all partake of communion together. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Brian about this on his cell phone: 937-469-1383.
Joys And Concerns
We will be continuing our joys and concerns during our online services. To be included each week, please email your joys and concerns to Pastor Brian before each Sunday. There is also the ability to make comments during the service and we will use that as well for joys and concerns.
All indications are that we will not be able to worship in person until at least May. Being that this is the case, we will be celebrating Easter via our online service on Facebook. There will be only one Easter service, and that will be at 10:30am. Once the service has concluded, it will remain on Facebook, for those that wish to view it later.
Garage Sale Postponed
We will be postponing the Garage Sale to a later date once the restrictions from the pandemic have been lifted. In the meantime please hold onto your items and we will let you know when you can bring them and when the new date for the sale will be.
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