Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches
April 22, 2020
Grace and peace to each of you.
April 29th will be the sixth Sunday we will not be gathering in our buildings for worship. However, I’m confident we will be reopening in the near future. We have a Task Force for each congregation looking at what it will take to reopen safely and faithfully.
We are teaming up with local agencies and businesses to provide grocery gift cards. Payette is working with WICAP/Head Start and Fruitland with the Fruitland School District. Albertsons and Waremart are our business partners. We are requesting a $500 grant for each congregation through the Sage District.
Here’s how you can be involved. I’d like us to raise at least $1,000 from each congregation to add to the grant proceeds. Pam and I have designated a portion of our stimulus check to each congregation’s effort. Please, prayerfully consider what you will do.
Here’s something you can do for me. Answer these two questions by text or email:
What has surprised you most over the past six weeks?
What do you miss most since worship gatherings have been suspended?
Be not afraid, turn off the television for a while, and go wash your hands. I love you.