1/28/21 The Beckford Connection

1/28/21 The Beckford Connection

The 2021 Annual Meeting is open to all church members to hear about the report on the last year and choose vestry members for open positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s planned for the next year.

The meeting is taking place on Zoom this year. If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking the link below. As soon as your registration is complete, you’ll receive the Zoom link. Registration is open until the start of the meeting.

Emmanuel, Sunday, January 31 at 12 p.m.

If you’re new to Zoom, you can find info on how to set up an account along with tips for using it on our website.

The Annual Report will be available on our website prior to the meeting. You’ll  be able to find it here. The report for St. Andrew’s is there now, in case you missed last Sunday’s meeting.

During the meeting, there may be a vote. Mother Kathy will let you know a vote is being taken and a poll will pop up on your screen. You’ll be able to select an option then click submit to enter your vote. Those who are confirmed communicants in good standing are allowed to vote; others won’t be counted.

If you would like to speak during the meeting, please click the Chat button at the bottom of your screen and type “speak” in the message box then click enter. Mother Kathy will call on people in order of the requests. When it’s your turn, you’ll see a pop-up message asking you to unmute yourself. Click on it to speak.

Should you need any help getting started on Zoom, or if you have questions, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa.

The new reader schedule for January through March is now available on our website.  It is also at the end of this email.

Next month the pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesdays, February 9 and 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In case of inclement weather, if the schools close the pantry closes as well.

As we begin a new year, we do so recognizing the hardships of the year before. We remain appreciate of your continued generous support with your pledges, which allows us to continue support for those in our community and to keep the churches operational. 

You can mail current or past month’s pledges directly to the church offices. 
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664 
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 

If you’d like to meet in person with Mother Kathy, please email her. She will set up a time to meet with you, social distancing, at her office at St. Andrew’s.

Bible study with the other Episcopal churches in our region is every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. online via Zoom.  Whether you’ve been able to come to other sessions or it’s your first time, you’re welcome to come.

If you have any questions, please let Mother Kathy know.

The prayer list can be found on our website. If you have any names to add or remove, please email Melissa. 



Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom 
Fridays, 8 p.m. Bedtime story with Mother Kathy, followed by Compline (which Fridays vary depending on Mother Kathy’s availability) Facebook Live   

All weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services.

Sunday’s service is at 10:15 a.m. live on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by Coffee Hour on Zoom. (Click the Zoom link to join, the password is embedded. For Facebook Live, click the link to be taken to our Facebook page to view the live stream.) Our Zoom usher is letting people into the service starting at about 9:45 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. You’ll still be able to watch on Facebook Live after that time if you’re running late. Sunday’s bulletin Download