Weekly Announcements, August 2, 2020

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August 1, 2020

Back to Meeting online: As you all know by now, we are taking a few weeks off of in person worship.  The Bishop has encouraged all churches in Hampton Roads to stop meeting in person until the numbers start to decline.  We are very hopeful that we will be able to come back together in end of August.  Please pray that people are responsible and follow the CDC guidance so that we can safely meet again.  Until then, we will meet on youtube!

Our Confederate Memorial: 

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to the conversation whether by coming to the meeting, calling vestry members, or writing letters or e-mails. Your feedback has been extraordinarily helpful. This is an opportunity to consider our past, present and future.  The vestry has decided that we cannot leave the memorial unchanged.  However, we are aware there are a variety of options.  The vestry has appointed a task force to look at the various options. The task force will then provide recommendations to the vestry who will vote on those recommendations.  We anticipate this task force will meet over the next month.  If you would like to receive our consultants summary of the meeting, please contact the church office: office@stjohshampton.org. We thank you for engaging thoughtfully and respectfully.  We hope that the whole St. John’s community will pray for God’s wisdom and guidance. Let us truly live in the Spirit of Christ.

Pledges and Online Giving: Thank you for keeping up with your pledge! We are most grateful.  Even if you are not able to attend, you can still send in a check.  If you already give that way, we hope you will keep doing so.  While online giving is a great option, tithely does take a percentage of the gift. You can find the link on our website here: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1893308

Lil’ Free Pantry Supplies:  We are looking for donations of shelf-stable, easy open, ready to eat products along with individually wrapped utensils, clean socks, and water. Our youth saw a need to serve their local community by creating a place for “Ready-to-Eat” food available 24/7. To Contribute: Place items in the pantry (Note: it is a public space, so sanitize hands afterward) Or place items in the tub located by door under the green awning of the parish hall. Questions: 757-722-2567 or office@stjohnshampton.org.

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