Sunday Service at 10:30 am on YOUTUBE: Our service is once again pre-recorded. This allows us to include more people in our church family. You will find the service here: https://youtu.be/h_rGqjABv90. The link will also be posted on facebook. You can also find links on our website: www.stjohnshampton.org
Re-opening: Our re-opening committee has been hard at work. Our preparation materials have been approved by the bishop. In the next week you will receive a letter with all of our safety protocol as well as information about what will change with our service. After that, we will be asking you to fill out a very brief survey so we can get an idea of how many people are ready to come back. At this time, our tentative date for re-opening is July 12th. A few Episcopal Churches in our area are opening at the same time. A few are looking at August or September. While we are eager to get back to in person worship, we are also concerned about safety. No person who is not ready to return should feel compelled to do so. Online worship will still be available.
Locks and Codes: We decided in this downtime when we do not have a lot of people coming in and out, it would be a good time to change the locks and codes. The diocese is now requiring that we have the name of every person who has access to the building (key or code). Every person with the lock or code must take online “safe church training.” The rationale is that someone who has access to the building, has access to the nursery or any children’s classrooms. It is therefore important, for the safety of all, that we have restrictions on who can enter. If you need access, please contact Shannon Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will let you know what you need to do.
Online Giving: We have a new online giving platform making it easier to give online. You can find the link on our website here: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1893308
Cleaning supplies: We have some disinfectant wipes, but could use more. We are desperately in need of disinfectant spray. If you can donate any, please do!
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 email@example.com.
Bible Study – “ZOOOMING” into James: Our Wednesday Bible study continues with a new study: The Letter of James. We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday at 3:00 PM. We are just beginning this rather short study so this is a perfect time to join us. Contact Mark if you would like to join in on the discussion. Mark@stjohnshampton.org or 757-722-2567.