COVID-19 does not appear to relent but we are hearing a vaccine is being developed. That will probably mark the end of the virus’ great effect on all of us, even though it is still a few months away. Our state and community is seeing an uptick of cases so we must still be wary. Our church is adjusting and we are worshiping together. I am very thankful for that. For the foreseeable future, I do not see the addition of any new activities.
I appreciate all of you attending worship, wearing masks, and maintaining proper social distances. Until we have a virus vaccine those simple precautions are necessary for everyone’s safety. I also understand entirely the individuals and families who are waiting to return to worship. It will be a great day when we can all come together again.
This month the local minister’s association is finalizing plans for a “virtual” Community Thanksgiving service which will probably be a service filmed and placed on our Facebook and YouTube channel for viewing. We will let you know these plans as soon as they are available.
We will observe an abbreviated “Trunk-r-Treat” from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM on Sunday, November 1. If you would like to provide a trunk for this event let Luke know. We will not have our usual inside activities. This event will be for children to safely round up some candy.
Our annual PMBA Toy Store will be Saturday, December 5. This year we will not allow the “shopping” for toys in our building but parents will request gifts their children want for Christmas and these will be gathered prior to December 5. December 5 will then be a distribution day. Donna Craig has requested some folks to shop and gather the gifts for parents approved to participate in the program. Let Donna know if you can help.
I appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this season of pandemic. Especially I appreciate church committees, chairpersons, and deacons for providing wisdom and discernment as we adjust to this situation. We are blessed to have good leaders in our church.
In closing I just ask that we keep in touch with each other. Give someone a call or send them a card.
May God bless you all.
Rev. James A. Cohn