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September Worship Changes
As has been our policy, the consistory is continuing to update our in-person service on a monthly basis. The consistory has voted for some changes in September based upon the continued prevalence and threat of the Delta variant, CDC masking guidelines, and the infection rate for Greene county. We will be continuing to ask everyone vaccinated or not to wear a mask for the church service and all church activities, including children that are 1st grade or older, although we understand that children keeping masks on can be a challenge. This is in keeping with CDC guidelines for masks for counties with substantial or high levels or transmission, which include both Greene and Montgomery counties. The consistory will reevaluate this for October based upon the data at that time and guidance from the CDC and state health department. We will be continuing our singing precautions with a very limited amount of singing during service, and choir will not be starting in September. We will continue broadcasting the 10:30am service over Facebook, and the 10:30am service will be broadcast over the radio for those that might wish to stay in their car and not worship in the sanctuary. We will continue with a lay scripture reader, although we will be asking them to keep their mask on while they read scripture. Starting in September we will be discontinuing the coffee and doughnut hour in the gazebo out of an abundance of caution. When infection numbers start to decline, we will look to restart some kind of fellowship activity. Each month we will continue to reevaluate things and hopefully over time we can again start to move to a more normal service. We will continue to offer a Sunday School program in September in the fellowship hall and outside for any kids that do not wish to stay in the service.
September 11 Remembrance - September 12 during Worship
As we come to the 20th Anniversary of the tragedies of September 11th, we will take time on Sunday September 12th to remember those who passed and acknowledge the difficulty that date still has for all of us.
Each year in September I ask if there are any youth interested in confirmation. Confirmation is the act by which youth study their faith, and traditionally confirm the baptism they received as an infant, or will receive as an adult. We usually have classes that start in September and go through May. During confirmation youth are expected to remain in worship, complete monthly reading assignments, and meet for a class with me each month, either in person or virtually. The age when confirmation is appropriate varies by the individual. I would suggest no earlier than 8th grade, and certainly by 10th grade, youth would be more than ready. I usually say that if our older Sunday school class is becoming too easy, then it is likely time to start confirmation. Anyone who is interested should contact me and we will try to have a class in late September.
Church Basement Sale - Thank you!
The Basement Sale in August was a success and the church raised over $3,000 through the fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who donated items for the sale, and for all those who volunteer in so many ways to make the event happen. In particular, thank you, Melissa Baumbarger, for organizing and leading the event.
There are a number of remaining items left from the basement sale that need to be donated to a charity. Usually, we would call a charity for pickup; however, the backlog for such a pickup is many months from now. All of the items to be donated are stacked next to the elevator door in the basement. If members could take a box or two and donate it to their favorite charity that would be appreciated. We also need help taking the remainder of our books to Half Price Books to be sold, and also need help taking some things to the dump. If you can help with the books, or have a truck to help take things to the dump, please let Pastor Brian know.
Card Shower - Happy 100th!
On September 21st Viola Robertson, long time church member, will be turning 100 years old. We are asking for you to help her celebrate that great milestone by sending her a card for her birthday. Cards can be sent to the address below.
1339 Fudge Dr.
Beavercreek, OH 45434
Visits From Pastor Brian
Due to an increase in the infection rates of COVID-19 for our area, and an abundance of caution, Pastor Brian will not be doing regular visits to people in their homes. This is a continuation of his current policy on visits. Pastor Brian, will however, do visits in emergency cases such as hospital visits. If that is required please contact Pastor Brian to let him know.
Joys And Concerns
We will be continuing our joys and concerns during our online service at 10:30 AM and our 9:00 AM drive-in service. 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.
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 also have a box for your offerings available at the 9:00am drive-in service. If you wish to give in person and cannot make it to the 9:00am drive-in service, please contact Pastor Brian to arrange a time to meet. We are very grateful for continued offerings during this period, as we are still paying staff and taking care of other bills and obligations.
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