Tag: communication


03
Jul 2020
Weekly Minute with Pastor Susan

Dear ones, I pray that you are all staying well and avoiding high risk places and activities as we move into our fifth month of this new, crazy life I’ve begun calling “Covid-Chaos 2020.” For many (if not most) of us this has added a layer of stress to our already complex lives. We know that intermittent stress can be good for us (that’s another article) but when it becomes chronic it can affect all aspects of our health. So please remember to do the things that keep you grounded in life......

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26
Jun 2020
A Note from the Parish Nurse

Hello again! This past week, we had an OWLs Zoom meeting on good neighbor practices in COVID-19 and racism. Wonderful discussion and shared stories resulted. Pastor Susan and I attended a webinar this week from the Southeastern Synod on Senior Care in the midst of COVID-19. I will be sending the recording out to the OWLS members in the Parish Nurse News this week. The webinar featured speakers from the CDC, a counselor who specializes in gerontology, and a parish/faith community nurse. I continue to monitor and track COVID-19 across our county,......

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25
Jun 2020
Weekly Minute from Pastor Susan

We had a great town hall meeting on Sunday, June 21st via Zoom. I’m glad so many were able to participate. We reviewed the current draft of our re-opening worship plan and took questions and suggestions. If you were unable to attend, there is a recording of the meeting and you may find it here: TOWN HALL MEETING RECORDED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 Several points were made that the team had not considered, and we are grateful for the suggestions for managing the things that we have not yet clarified in the......

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16
Jun 2020
Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Wondering when we’ll all see each other in person again? Pastor Susan and the Messiah COVID team have been working on a plan and would like to share it with you. WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 21, after the online service has ended WHERE: Online through Zoom WHAT: We’ll review the plan, answer some questions, and wish all the dads a happy Father’s Day.  RSVP to the church office with your email address, so we can send you an Zoom invite. We’ll send more information soon on how to join the meeting, where to review the plan......

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09
Jun 2020
A Note from the Church Office

This week we received $140 in KARM gift cards  thanks to your donations and volunteerism at local KARM Stores. Thank you! Messiah shares these cards with our neighbors in need who stop by and are in need of a hand up. This is the time of year when our homeless friends start transitioning their belonging from the heavier garb of the winter/spring and start seeking cooler clothing. So, as you can imagine, the gift cards come in very handy for them to be able to make that switch. Thank you for making......

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10
Apr 2019
A Message from Your Council President

Beth Ford, 2019 Council President It took Samuel three times, but he finally knew that it was the voice of God calling him. Samuel loved and obeyed God, but the first thing that he had to do was listen and hear. The story of the little boy Samuel has been persistently in my mind as we move through our interim time together. The most important question that we pray to be able to answer is “What is God calling us to do?” Like Samuel, we love God, and we want to be......

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19
Aug 2018
Messiah Enters the Digital Media Age

Submitted by Laura Nutzell, Social Media Coordinator Years ago when I was kid, I remember getting the mail for Mom. Once a month I’d see the brightly colored pages of the “Messiah Messenger” in the mailbox. Mom would read the entire newsletter, and put the calendar page on the fridge. But with time and technology, we moved to email, and used the print version less. (But until the day the she passed away, Mom always put the Messenger calendar page on the fridge. ❤️) When we are ready to call a new......

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12
Aug 2018
A Message from  your Council President

By: Beth Ford, 2018 Council President  Sometimes I wait late in the year before I do what many people do at the first of the year when it is resolution time. I just do not always have time to spend in self examination in the middle of the holidays, the end of the semester, regular work, and the general busyness of December and January. This year that self reflection did not happen until June. Better late than never. During my week at the beach without the company of grandchildren, I did a......

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02
Aug 2018
Proposed Alcohol Policy

On July 17, Messiah’s Congregation Council tabled a vote on a proposed alcohol policy until August 21. The proposed policy is included below so that comments might be collected. If you have a comment, you may either place a written comment in the president’s mail slot or share your comment with a member of the Council....

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