Really good news and really bad news…
Let’s get the bad over with first so we can be happy with the good news.
Last Sunday, our online Coffee Hour got Zoom-bombed. More than really bad. It was awful. Our apologies to those who witnessed screens being taken over by vulgar bots. If you need to talk about it, please email me and we’ll find a time.
We had been lucky for 21 months. We used Zoom Webinar and now Youtube Live Stream for online services, but our coffee hour remained vulnerable. There is no foolproof way to avoid bad actors, but we are making some changes so those who gather for online Coffee Hour can enjoy the time.
Starting THIS Sunday, we have created a new Zoom link. The link will change periodically, so please use the Sunday reminder for the latest link. We have also added a waiting room. The host will let you into Coffee Hour as soon as they can. These are measures to minimize exposure and risk. We are trying to make it as easy as possible but also protect us at the same time. Thanks for your patience and for taking the extra steps to make sure we have good community time.
Now for the good news… (and this is exciting!)
Rev. Lynda Smith has agreed to help us with Pastoral Care as we continue our search to fill the open position. Lynda began work this week and will work one-quarter time. She will work with he Pastoral Team Council and the Caring Team. Because Lynda is amazing, she is also continuing her work with our Justice Action Ministry (JAM). Thank you Lynda! Click here to contact Lynda. Lynda’s bio is below.
Some more good news…
The choirs are preparing for a Music Sunday! (Dec. 12th) Rumor has it that the Cookie Fair might return after the Music service (don’t bake cookies yet, it’s still a rumor).
Also, the labyrinth is returning! Thank you Jan Phillips for coordinating hosts and musicians. If you are interested, Please let Jan know. Click here for Jan’s email.
There will be more exciting news and opportunities coming!
See you soon,
🙂 Rev. Marian