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COVID Worship Precautions - Updated July 1, 2022
The consistory met in June to discuss the current trend of Covid infections and how that will affect how we conduct our services for July. As earlier in the pandemic, the consistory has deferred to the CDC for guidelines regarding masking and other protection measures. Currently Greene County is in the “medium” category, of the 3-tiered CDC low, medium, and high grading system. The CDC recommends for medium, that those who are at a greater risk such as the elderly, immune compromised, or unvaccinated, wear a mask indoors. Due to the change from low to medium the consistory felt it was best to pause where we currently and not make any additional changes in July. If Greene County were to reach the level of “high”, then the church will likely implement more safety measures.
Church World Services Disaster Recovery Kits - July
For the month of July, we will be creating and collecting “Cleanup Buckets” and “Hygiene Kits” for the Church World Services disaster recovery ministry. These are items that are brought in after a disaster to help people clean up and recover. We will be collecting these for all of July, and then they will be taken to a CWS distribution location. Please make one or several of the following if you can and bring it to the church during July.
Cleanup Bucket: Here’s what you’ll need:
- One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If reused, please scrub clean. Do not use a bucket that has held chemicals of any kind. No screw lid. Advertisement on the outside acceptable.)
- One new 4-8oz. pump spray air freshener
- Five scouring pads (No stainless steel or pads with soap in them. Remove from packaging.)
- Seven sponges, including one large
- One scrub brush (With or without handle.)
- 18 reusable, lightweight multipurpose dry cleaning towels (No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels. Remove from packaging.)
- One 32-64oz. or two 25oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
- One 16-34oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
- One 12-40oz. bottle of liquid concentrate household cleaner that can be mixed with water (No spray bottles.)
- One package of 36-50 clothespins
- One 50-100ft. clothesline (Cotton or plastic line.)
- Five dust masks (N95 particulate respirator dust masks preferred; No surgical masks.)
- Two pairs of heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (Latex-free, non-surgical. Durable for multipleuse. Remove from packaging.)
- One pair of work gloves (Cotton with leather palm or all leather.)
- 20-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll (Remove from packaging.)
- One 6-9oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent (Pump spay bottles must have protective covers. Packs of 10-20 insect repellent wipes also acceptable.)
- All cleaning items must be new and all liquid items must be capped and securely tightened. Place all items into the bucket, making sure they are packed securely to avoid damage during shipment. Snap the lid on tight and seal with packing tape. Please do not enclose cash or checks inside of the kits or the boxes.
- A one-gallon Ziploc type bag
- One hand towel measuring approximately 15″ x 28″ to 16″ x 32″ (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or microfiber)
- One washcloth
- One wide-tooth comb removed from the package, must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth, no pocket
- combs or picks, rattail and combs without handles are acceptable
- One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from the package (either one is acceptable)
- One bath-size bar of soap in the original package
- One toothbrush in the original package
- Ten standard size Band-Aids
- All items need to fit inside a one-gallon Ziploc type bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing. Affordable wide-tooth combs can be found at discount suppliers such as sallybeauty.com. Search for “wide-tooth pastel comb” to see an example of combs that meet the kit requirements. Do NOT add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each hygiene kit just prior to its final journey.
Upcoming activities to add to your calendar!
United Church Homes Golf Outing - August 5
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.
Church Basement Sale: August 18th-20th
The church is planning on having their annual basement sale 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.
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.