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  • Writer's pictureRev. John Scotland

August 12, 2020 Message

Dear Members and Friends,

In mid August, our church family is working very hard to keep our faith community moving forward. The Session (governing body) and its committees have met throughout the summer. The Worship Team continues to try to iron out our technical problems for virtual worship.

Tony DeLuca is trying to work with the Choir in Virtual Practice weekly. Every Saturday,

the Thrift Shop crew under the direction of Rose Haefele opens in the back yard, moving tons of stuff out under the tent and back in again in the heat of the day. Another crew of volunteers coordinated by Chris Connelly is out in front of the church every Saturday, marketing the gift baskets from what was supposed to be the SummerFest celebration. Another group of volunteers is planning a Chicken Bar-B-Q (take out only) for September 12th. Brenda maintains the office and our communication hub all week long. Walter and Liboria are working hard to keep the building clean and safe. And the True Spirit Coalition (TSC) volunteers (thanks Gina Herz!) purchase, pick up, organize, and distribute food to hungry people every week! A few TSC workers collect donations at the Farmers Market every Saturday morning. I don’t think I can remember a time when as a church family, we have been working so hard…and in August.

Thanks to all of these hard working folks, no one should say the church is closed. The building? Of course, its not open due to the Virus Crisis, but the church is alive, active and serving others. Our prayer is that the Crisis will end soon and we can again gather safely together to praise God with our hearts and voices, but until then, tell others the Church is definitely open!

Administration and Finance Committee is meeting this Thursday, we will let you know how the church is doing with finances next week. The response last week was awesome, thank you!

DOOR HANGER WALKERS - You all did a great job! The island has been served! We have a few neighborhoods still in need of walkers so if you have time and walk, please contact John.

Our new member picture Directories should be available before the end of August, we hope!

Please join us LIVE on Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am for singing, and 10:15 am, for worship. Use this link

If you haven't joined us for our "virtual worship:, give me a call - you need to join us! The CHURCH WEBSITE IS My email is My cell phone is (609) 457-2999…

"...and what does the Lord require of you? Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:6-8

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