covid19

St. Paul United Church Of Christ COVID-19 Update

The St. Paul Council has decided to continue in-person Sunday Worship Services through March.  We will also continue to stream our worship services utilizing Facebook Live.  Sunday School and Confirmation classes will also continue as in-person.

The following meetings and events utilizing the facility will remain cancelled or continue as conference calls. TOPS and Exercise Classes remain cancelled until April 2021, Bible Study continues via Conference Call and Girl Scout meetings on site are cancelled until April 2021.  Rental of the facility is also still on hold.

The current plan includes a special in-person and Facebook Live streamed service for Maundy Thursday (April 1) at 7:00 pm, Good Friday (April 2) at Noon and Easter Sunday (April 4) at 10:00 pm.  More information regarding the services will be sent out in an e-mail once final arrangements have been completed by the Worship / Music Planning Ministry.  Weekly Lenten Devotional Zoom session are scheduled for every Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm.  Contact the Office at (313) 291-1221 for more information.

There are four Drive-Thru Fish Dinners scheduled for March (3/5, 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26) and one for April (4/2) from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The Council meetings will continue for March but as Conference Calls only.   The office will remain closed for normal business, but staff will continue to report on a more regular basis to address the critical needs of the Church.  Donation envelopes can be picked up by calling the office ahead of time and they will be ready for pickup at the West Lobby door when you arrive.  We will continue to provide updates on a regular basis as we know that the COVID pandemic is changing very rapidly. The safety of our members and staff is key in our decision regarding in-person worship services, meetings, and events.

Day-by-day our pastoral staff (Pastor Drutchas, Pastor Schalm, and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams) remain in touch with church members through Facebook, the church website, and individual telephone calls.  Please let your pastoral staff know by telephone ((313) 291-1221) or email (stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org) about any specials needs that have arisen for yourself or your family where your church family can be helpful.  Pastor Geoff continues at his church office every day and can be reached there on the church telephone line (313) 291-1221. If no one answers the phone when you call, please leave a message and someone will return your call promptly.

The Health Ministries is utilizing ZOOM to reach out to members and provide more services.  If you are interested, please contact Kathy Williams our Parish Nurse.

Let us all pray for a quick recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will continue to update you monthly as to the status of activities at Church.