COVID 19

COVID 19

Weekly Update 7/2

  HAPPY 4th OF JULY However you choose to celebrate our nation’s independence this Saturday, may your day be happy, festive and safe. JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. FACE MASKS AVAILABLE Barbara Kirkland has generously donated masks she’s made for anyone who may need them. If you’re in need of masks…
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Weekly Update 6/25

ST. ANDREW’S LANDSCAPING UPDATE A big thank you to Ros Poplar and Carolyn Wilson for heading up the St. Andrew’s landscaping refresh. It looks beautiful! Your time and efforts are sincerely appreciated. Here are a couple photos from Neil Fadely for everyone to enjoy. JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. REMINDER: COVID 19…
What's Up In Beckford Parish?

Weekly Update 6/18

REMINDER: COVID 19 UPDATE LETTER TO PARISH Mother Kathy and the vestries have discussed the status of reopening the buildings to meet in person. To keep everyone up to date, she shared an update letter last week. The letter is also available on our website.    EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY UPDATE For June and July, the pantry is open every other week on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (June 30, July 14 and July 30). More information about August is coming the…
Sticky Notes for News

Weekly Update 6/11

COVID 19 UPDATE LETTER TO PARISH Mother Kathy and the vestries have discussed the status of reopening the buildings to meet in person. To keep everyone up to date, she has written a parish letter to address the most current information. The letter is also available on our website.    SHRINE MONT As a reminder, for safety and logistical reasons we are foregoing the annual Shrine Mont picnic this July. It’s a tradition we’ll all miss. Though the camps have been cancelled, Shrine Mont has cottages…
Black Hand and White Hand

We Must Bear Witness to Truth and Love

More than one pandemic May 31, 2020 Much of the country is coming out of the lockdown of the last several months. We are still in the midst of a pandemic that ravages our community. Some are fighting about whether we should be required to wear masks in public places. It’s not particularly peaceful. But coronavirus isn’t the only pandemic we face in our world. We are experiencing the continuing and ongoing pandemic of systemic racism playing out across our…
Diocesan Mission Statement

Special Message from Bishop Goff about church re-opening

May 13, 2020   Friends in Christ, Yesterday, I shared a letter with the full Diocese regarding a plan for phased regathering in our church buildings. In this video, I share the same details and introduce you to the four Task Group Leaders who will be helping our congregations through this process. I hope the video below will be a support, especially to clergy and vestry members as you begin planning for phased regathering in your congregation. God bless you…
What's Up In Beckford Parish?

Weekly Update 5/14

To the Beloved Community, As I write to you today, I cannot help but be reminded that sixty-five years ago today my parents were married. Recently recovered photographs of their wedding day show a couple looking forward to the future. This is my parents with my mother’s parents on their wedding day. We, too, look to the future. We look forward to the day that we regather in our church buildings, but for now I remind us all that the church…
Sticky Notes for News

5/7 Weekly Update

Dear Beloved of God, Some of you may have already read the letter that came out earlier this week in which our Bishop, as  well as the Bishops of Washington and Maryland, has begun to lay out what phased plans may look as we begin to think about a return to in-person worship. Diocesan leadership, clergy and lay, are working hard to determine when and how we can safely move forward. If you have not read this letter, you can read it…
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3/16/20 UPDATE

Dear Emmanuel and St. Andrew’s family, As we are adjusting to a new situation, I wanted to provide you with a message to let you know what to expect for the foreseeable future. Communications Regular email updates are going out as new information becomes available. As I mentioned last week, the wardens, vestry, Melissa and I are in close contact to make sure the parish is cared for during this difficult time. At the end of each week, you’ll get…

Food Pantry UPDATE

Dear Friends, We understand that many of you are anxious about your food supply. Know that Emmanuel’s Table is keenly aware and want to do all we possibly can. Currently, we plan to be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or until we run out) Tuesday, March 17, for emergency provisions only. We are offering prepackaged bags, being handed out based on the number of people in the family. There are two volunteers, wearing gloves and practicing social distancing,…