Monday April 27, 2020
Happy Monday! Attached are a few announcements as we begin our week.
We did it! Thanks to everyone who helped us launch our first Virtual Worship Service" yesterday at 10:30am. We had a total of 49 participant families/lines calling in... with a number of households having 2-5 people on the call. It was great to "see" all of you and we look forward to doing it again next week.
The May/June Upper Rooms devotionals have arrived. If you regularly pick up an Upper Room devotional and would like one for the coming months -- or you would find this especially meaningful now in this time -- please respond to this email and/or call the office. Wendy Hunsberger, Office Administrator, will happily put one in the mail for you. Also, a "pick-up" box has been erected by the back door (Welcome entrance), to the right hand side. Finally, two members have also agreed to serve as WGUMC "mailmen" and deliver, by contactless-delivery Upper Rooms to your mailbox. Let us know your needs. **As of this morning, Monday at 11:30am, all of the first set we put out in the "pickup box" have been taken. More will be replenished on Tuesday morning. Twenty-one (21) were also mailed on Friday to WGUMC members in care homes or quarantined facilities.**
Drop-Off mailbox: Members are reminded that they can securely drop off offerings, written prayer requests, or other mail to the church by using the secure mailbox located on the lounge door, The mail slot is about 2/3 of the way down the lounge door, and will be additionally sign-posted as a "drop-off mailbox" early this week.
Set limited Office Hours: Moving into this week, Wendy Hunsberger, Office Administrator will be in the office on Tuesday and Friday from approximately 9:00am to 12:00noon. These "office hours" are to answer member questions and provide set times to contact the office. However, visits are discouraged and will not be entertained, unless a significant emergency requires it. For the health and safety of all of the congregation and staff, we are not able to offer such "visits" at this time. On other weekdays, and throughout the weekend, voicemail messages and emails are regularly being checked and appropriately forwarded. As a reminder, Pastor Lorelei also visits the office once to twice a week, as needed, and is regularly available by phone and email at: 267- 326-3682 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Offerings: If you are able, we invite you to continue to financial supporting the church by mailing in your offerings, using the "drop off mailbox" on lounge door, or going online and giving through our secure site, affiliated with Vanco. To give online, go to our website homepage: https://willowgroveumc.weebly.com/ and click on the blue “make online donation here” button. Online donation questions can be directed to Jess Marston, email@example.com, 267-254-7029. Deposit will be made regularly, every other week, until further notice.
Prayer List & Member Updates: An updated prayer list, with member updates and other announcements, is being compiled thru this week. The list and updates will include prayers lifted during 4/26/20 worship. However, below are just a few other updates of which we were previously aware:
-- Ruth Akers turned 97 on Wednesday, April 22. If you would like to share a belated birthday wish with her, you can call her at : 215-539-8192 or send cards or physical greetings to: Wesley Enhanced Living, 2815 Byberry Road, Apt. 112, Hatboro, PA 19040.
-- Margaret Jerden was recently hospitalized for a minor fall on 4/16/20 but is now home at Gwenydd Estates. We are grateful that her hospitalization was not for more significant reasons, and that the staff followed usual protocol to ensure her overall health and safety.
-- Barbara Lamb recently moved, on 4/9/20, from The Landing to The Masonic Village. Her new address is: Barbara Lamb, c/o Masonic Village, E19A, 850 N. Norristown Road, Warminister, PA 18974.
-- Bob and Joyce Mathers were moved in late March to WEL Doylestown. Their new address is: 200 Veterans Lane, Skilled Nursing Rm. 101, Doylestown, PA 18901.
-- Terri Crawford now currently residing in Cambridge Ontario, Canada, sends her well wishes and love along to the WGUMC congregation. She did so in recently speaking with Marilu Skilton and Eliane Carr.