CARE for One Another…

Mar 22, 2020

NEW Private Facebook Group (Bethlehem Fairport Members and Friends) http://www.facebook.com/groups/blcfairport  This is our effort to create a virtual space where we can share conversation with others connected to BLC. The group is public so anyone can find it when searching for it, but the people who are members of it and what is posted to the group are private. Only members of the group can see its members and posts. Pastor Hoffman and Pastor Amy will post questions or thoughts as prompts for discussion and check-ins with one another, but you are welcome to do so. You DO need an account with Facebook in order to join the FB group.

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Zoom is a tool that allows us to video chat as a group. Everyone’s picture comes up on your screen and it looks like the Brady Bunch! It’s a great way to have a virtual meeting/Bible study/conversation – all without leaving our homes. We intend to set up “Zoom meetings” for Bible study, Council meetings, maybe even the Ladies’ Brunch Bunch! Contact the office if you would like us to set up a Zoom meeting for your group. You’ll get a link to share with attendees. To participate, attendees click on the emailed link from a computer, tablet, or smartphone to be connected. There is free software download the first time, but it is straightforward. This option also gives a phone number that those without the above capabilities can use to call in – they can hear and contribute to the conversation; they just won’t see or be seen.

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We will prioritize phone calls to those who do not have email or online access so that they are in the loop. If you know of someone who is not receiving communication from BLC, please contact the church office.

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Pastoral Care is available anytime. Reach out to the Pastors via email, phone, or Facebook. While we continue to try for some degree of normal working hours during the week, one of us will always be available. For urgent needs, call the church office and choose the pastoral care line.

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How can I help? So many have already asked this question! Here are some of the opportunities to serve in the coming days that we’ve identified so far. We are keeping this list updated on our website under the BLC Today tab. Please contact the church office or the co-Pastors if you can help in any of these ways!

–>Help us help you! Let us know what you need! Your faith community wants to support you – so tell us how we can help!

–>Run errands or do grocery shopping for someone who cannot – or should not! – be out and about

–>Make phone calls or help reach out to those who are particularly isolated, especially those who live alone or who do not connect through social media.

–>Lend a (gloved) hand to give the church a deep clean. Supplies provided!

–>Virtually share special music (livestream or pre-recorded) or offer leadership in our worship or devotional life

Do you have another idea? Let us know!