Adjusting to circumstances

May 14, 2020

Dear Friends:

I hope you have been having a good week. I thought I would start by sharing a little joy!

Congratulations to Mickey Dickey on turning 100 and to all her friends who made the day special.

Mickey Dickey
Congratulations to Mickey Dickey on her 100th birthday.

We have a radio transmitter ordered and if we can believe the shipping notices it means that we will be able to have church from our cars in the parking lot starting May 31st. Stay tuned for more details next week. Even when this begins, we will continue to record our services and have them available online.

TUMC Plant Sale: Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

We are having a modified plant sale this year in which our three greenhouse growers, Marilyn, Randy Grubbs and Curt Alexander will have their usual vegetable, flower, and herb plants on sale. Rather than pricing items, we are asking for donations so we don’t have to make change. Checks will be accepted. We request you wear masks and practice social distancing.

We continue to pray for patience as we continue to live with the stay home, stay safe orders. Our Bishop is requesting that churches remain closed except for essential work until at least mid-June. This is one of the ways we care for the most vulnerable. At that time we will see if we can have in-church Bible studies and committee meetings.

Some Concerns that we have:

  • Those who are needing to be at work and dealing with the public: first responders, health care workers, grocery store employees, and more.
  • For all those who are ill from the virus and for those families who have lost loved ones to the virus.
  • For our new pastor Brad Beeman and his wife Dorothy at this time of transition.

Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, sending emails or making phone calls are appreciated.

Always feel free to contact me by email or at home. I care about you and am glad to hear from you.

This Sunday’s church service: Share the Good News

Hope you have had a great week.

Pastor Bill