Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday
There will be TWO worship opportunities for Fairfields UMC and Afton UMC this Sunday, May 31. There is the usual livestreamed worship service at 11 a.m. at Afton UMC (see below for information on how to join the service in real time or access it at a later time) AND there will be a drive-in, parking lot service at Fairfields UMC at 9:30 a.m. People who attend may not leave their cars during the service. The service will be projected using a sound system so that the people in the cars can hear the service with their windows rolled down. Please come and try it out!
Please be advised that nearly all church events in the coming week(s) have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night Bible study at Afton continues to meet in person at Afton UMC as well as via Zoom video conferencing, and the 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning Bible study at Fairfields continues to meet in person at Fairfields as well as via Zoom video conferencing. The Bishop has advised that groups of ten people or fewer may continue to meet.
Worship Leader – Judy Mooers
Visitors – We welcome you today to our livestreamed worship service with open arms just as God has welcomed us. May our service bless you in special ways.
Under the current executive order issued by the governor of Virginia, Sunday morning in-person worship services have been cancelled through Sunday, June 7. This could change if the governor rescinds or revises the order. Services will continue to be live streamed, however, and can be accessed in real time via the Afton UMC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Afton-United-Methodist-Church-Ophelia-VA-1778420169036572/videos/ OR at a later time, as the all the livestreamed worship services since March 15 are available on the Afton UMC Facebook page.
Also the livestreamed services are later posted on the Fairfields UMC Facebook page and can be accessed at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fairfieldsumc/videos/?ref=page_internal
Last Sunday’s Financial Data – The Fairfields offering for the week of May 18-23 was $1,195. Offering to date is $31,743.
A special thanks to our musicians this morning at the livestreamed service at Afton UMC: Mike, Kate, Anna, and Ingrid Carey, and Barbara Hays. Also, a special thanks to our technical crew, Bob Pangle and Kay Wright.
Please think about our members and friends who have moved from the area or are sheltering in place alone and make an effort to contact them.
The Northumberland Charge office is open during regular office hours (T-Th. 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) but is closed to visitors until mid-June. Please call or send an email to communicate with Margaret. Also, Margaret will not be in the Charge office on Wednesday, June 3.
Face masks – Barbara Schott’s daughter, Claire Lum Lee, has made face masks and is offering them for free to anyone who wants one. She has sent a few to pass out. Call Claire at 804-453-3075 or Barbara Hays at 804-366-6056 if you would like one. Thanks, Claire, for your generosity!!
The Scripture for next Sunday, June 7 will be Genesis 1:1-5 and 26-31.
Calendar of Events – Sunday, May 31, 2020
Tuesday, June 2 5:30 p.m . – Bible study at Afton UMC, in person at the church or via Zoom. Contact the Charge office forZoom access information.
Thursday, June 4 10:30 a.m. – Bible study. at Fairfields UMC, in person at the church or via Zoom. Contact the Charge office forZoom access information.
Monday, June 8 – NO Fairfields UMC Administrative Council meeting.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way.” Luke 10: 2-3a