A Message from Pastor Lindsey
During this most difficult time, we as United Methodists continue to follow Three Simple Rules:
Do No Harm
Per the directive from our elected officials, we are to shelter-in-place. People of every age are to stay in our individual residences until April 7th unless accessing essential services or working for essential service providers (this is limited to grocery shopping, picking up medicine, and emergency doctor appointments). All non-essential services and gatherings (of any size) are cancelled, and all non-essential travel is prohibited.
We at Christ Church are doing our part by practicing self-isolation, and as directed by Bishop Minerva Carcaño, we have closed the church building for all non-essential activities.
We at Christ Church are concerned about those who are experiencing homelessness or struggling with food insecurity. We are continuing to work with new volunteers to keep Elisha’s Pantry open with modified services. Some of us are also advocating for better resources for those experiencing homelessness. If you are not in the most vulnerable population category (ie under 65, don’t have diabetes, are not immune-compromised) please reach out to Pastor Lindsey if you would like to volunteer with the food pantry or with the homeless.
We are also a non-profit, which is continuing to provide care for members of our community during this time. Like many organizations, we will be facing financial hardship from loss of rental income. Please consider giving to Christ Church if you can.
Staying in Love with God
We at Christ Church want to stay connected with each other (and you!) during this time. Pastoral scripture reflections will continue to be available on Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Additionally, I will be holding a Zoom call prayer time on Tuesdays at 1pm. This will be a time that we will share prayers in community. If you would like to access the Zoom call, please contact Pastor Lindsey.
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God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in times of trouble.
Therefore we will not fear…
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God
the holy habitation of the most high.
God is in the midst of the city, we shall not be moved.
God is in the midst of our city. We are not alone. God is with us.
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Please remember that although our doors are temporarily closed, the work of Christ Church goes on as we continue to provide care for members of our community during this time. Like many organizations, we will be facing financial hardship from loss of rental income.
Honoring your pledge commitment is essential to our work. Please continue your support by mailing your check to CCUM, 1717 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa 95405 or dropping it thru the office mail slot. Or, if it's easier for you, make arrangements with your bank for automatic bill pay.
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Your consistent support is much appreciated at Christ Church and throughout our community. Thank you!
Come join us in worship! We gather on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Our worship is a time to be present to God, to celebrate the gift of community, and to grow in our spiritual lives. After the service, join our Time for Reflection group as they explore the deeper meanings of the worship message.
Music invites us to move deeply into our worship life together! Our congregation loves to sing contemporary hymns. Our choir, led by Carol-Jean Boevers, inspires us with a variety of offerings. Musical instrumentalists, including our talented accompanist, Carl Sokol, join in to enhance the worship experience.
Holy Communion is often celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. You do not need to be a member of Christ Church United Methodist or any church to receive the bread and cup.
All are welcome at God's table.