Our Thrift Shop has reopened on Saturdays only from 10-2. New precautions include mandatory masks and gloves for all workers and volunteers, a plastic sheet to protect cashiers, and a shopper limit of 8.
Wednesday morning Bible study meets weekly at 10:00 a.m., with masks, social distancing and no food or drink.
However, on nice weather days we’ll be outside (no mask required!).
The same holds true for Wednesday evening Bible study at 7.
Once again, we will be learning other churches and organizations in assembling Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children around the world. Assembling a shoebox is easy and fun. Just follow the instructions in the brochure. Please bring your completed shoeboxes to church by Sunday, November 15 when they will be dedicated and sent on their way. (Preprinted shoeboxes are available in the rear of the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.)
This year, you may also build a shoebox online. Click here to be taken to our church’s webpage at Operation Christmas Child. There you will be able to build and pay for a shoebox which will be assembled by Samaritan’s Purse staff members. For the main site of Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child, click here.
Thank you in advance for your willingness to make a shoebox. If you have any questions, please see Al Croce or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sayville Food Pantry is open from 9:30-12 Tuesday-Thursday. In addition to food, they also have a limited amount of funds available for anyone who may need monetary assistance. The pantry is located at 47 Gillette Avenue in Sayville. They are accepting food donations as well as gas and supermarket gift cards.
Looking for help of any kind (information, health screening and more?).
Here’s a constantly updated list of community resources.
What else can we do now?
1) If any church member would like a full list of the addresses and phone numbers of those in our church family who are on our prayer list, please let us know and we will email it to you ~ cards and calls are a wonderful source of encouragement.
2) Sharing a Meal is still open although (just like restaurants) meals are takeout only.
Our next scheduled day is Thursday, November 12.
3) Beyond our church, the Greater Sayville Civic Association has compiled a list of local people who are willing to run errands or do pick-ups for people who may be unable to leave their homes. If you are interested please respond to Covidcare.email@example.com.