Here’s a link to a downloadable copy of the March 7 bulletin:
We are in the process of setting up and testing a church YouTube channel. All Lenten Bible Study sessions are posted there. If you like YouTube, please subscribe:
Lent began on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Ash Wednesday). We did not have in-person Ash Wednesday services, due to Covid-19 restrictions. But Pastor Buddy began a weekly Lenten Bible Study on Ash Wednesday. The pre-recorded video sessions are available on Facebook and on our website, posted every Wednesday. Audio versions are available on Sermon by Phone at 1-423-226-6437 and on our usual podcast sites: Buzzsprout, Stitcher, Google, etc.
Sunday worship services are available online, in the parking lot and in person to all mask-wearing social distancers at 11 a.m. To hear the most recent service: call (1-423-226-6437), use the Facebook link to Buzzsprout, or go to the Worship Highlights web page.
The Monday Community Meals began on Feb. 1 and are “to go” only. Meals may be picked up 4 – 6 p.m. There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Contact Evelyn Stemmann or Sheppie Dunn, if you’d like to help.
Here’s a recent report about what our church is doing re the pandemic around the world. Thank God that there are so many ways in which we can help.
We now have a web page on which we will post items related to the coronavirus, our church, and our neighborhoods. Here’s where to find the new page: Covid-19 Updates.
Many groups and individuals are working hard to prepare our church building for when we can again worship in our sanctuary. Please continue to support them with your prayers and encouragement.
Where to Find Our Online Worship
We still do not know when we will be permitted to return to our sanctuary for Sunday worship, due to the coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, we will continue to offer online worship experiences. You can find them on this site on our Worship Highlights page or link to them via Facebook or https://www.buzzsprout.com/197301
You can also call in to hear the service from any phone at any time at: 423-226-6437.
From time to time we mention special resources that seem particularly pertinent to our Copper Basin communities or to the mission of our congregation. Today’s suggestion is Senior Housing for Low-Income Residents. We are grateful to Joan King for bringing it to our attention.
Caring.com has a website for caregivers that has information on many topics with which you may be grappling, including assisted living, memory care, and home care. Check it out: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/tennessee
You will find other helpful information on the assistedlivingtoday.com website, including this Assisted Living Options for Low-Income Elders piece.
We hope to have an entire webpage devoted to community resources soon. If you have suggestions of what to include, please call the church office or send us an email.
Our GriefShare team will inform you as soon as possible when we are able to begin the next session Learn more about this support group on our GriefShare page. Or call Lonney at 706-455-8249 for more information.