Message from our Pastor - Week 9
Fruitland and Payette
United Methodist Churches
May 13, 2020
The historic and life-changing days of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect the ways our congregations “do business”. Here are two developments that highlight this reality.
Due to your generous giving and two $500 grants from the Sage District, over $4,000 worth of grocery gift cards were delivered to the Payette County WICAP Food Bank and the Fruitland School District Food Service.
You may continue to make donations to this outreach. Those funds will be used to purchase and distribute more gift cards through these agencies. The Payette Albertsons and the Ontario Waremart stores have been great partners.
Bishop Elaine Stanovsky announced today (May 13) that the order to suspend the closure of our buildings will be extended until June 15.
This announcement finds me with a mixture of disappointment and relief. We all long to gather for worship and fellowship.
However, it is very evident that we will not be able to gather in the same way we did back in March. Let’s use this time with gentle wisdom.
The audio recording and bulletin for the May 17 worship service will be available Saturday.
Care for you souls and bodies…and wash your hands,
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