Gathering Together

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP EASTER SERVICE We will gather for indoor in-person worship service beginning Easter, April 4th @ 10:30 a.m. We will observe strict COVID-19 guidelines; therefore, we are limited to 25 individuals in the worship space, mask must be worn at all times, bathroom facilities will not be available, and social distancing will be observed. You will need to contact Pastor Myers to make a reservation to attend. (rrpmyes@gmail.com or 907-947-4650). We are excited to be together, and to continue worshiping in-person following Easter. It is our prayer that the guidelines will be relaxed as soon as COVID-19 risks are significantly diminished. We encourage those who are at-risk or have not been vaccinated to continue to view the service on the FACEBOOK page. A TIME TO GATHER FOR STUDY What’s happening: Bible Study Description: We will http://www.rustburgpharmacy.com/ resume our Wednesday night Bible Study under strict COVID-19 guidelines. You will need to reserve a space beginning Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Date: APRIL 7, 2021 Time: 6:30...

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from the Food Bank

The Ocean Shores Food Bank has been operating under a new model with new hours since the Covid struck. The updated hours are: Food Bank Distribution Days 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergency Food is available at the Food Bank Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon. For our http://windhampharmacy.com/ distribution Thursdays, a drive-through food bank model operates, allowing guests to stay safely in their vehicles while we load their groceries for...

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From Pastor Ron July 2, 2019

What’s Going On Daily Worship Join us each morning at Ocean Shores United Methodist Church FACEBOOK Group for worship. Worship will start at 10:30 A.M., but you can access the recording following the live broadcast. Sunday Service Join us for Worship on FACEBOOK on Sunday, July 5. This week’s sermon is on Freedom. 10:30 a.m. Ocean Shores United Methodist Church Facebook page. Visit www.facebook.com/OceanShoresUnitedMethodistChurchOSUMC   OSUMC Community The Administrative Council and Pastor continue to work on a phased plan for reentry into the worship space. We are http://www.slaterpharmacy.com working with the District Superintendent to get a plan approved for reentry. At this time we do not have an anticipated date for in-person worship. We are using this time to develop an online presence. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ron Myers, rrpmyers@gmail.com or call 907-947-4650 (cell). Upcoming Event ZOOM COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOUR Description: This is an opportunity to engage in an online conversation with one another utilizing the ZOOM Platform. Date: Thursday, July 9th Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Ron,...

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Bible Study and Prayer on Facebook

Here is Pastor Ron’s e-mail

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From the Bishop, April 23, 2020

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET? Sharing what we have with those who have less. Members and friends of The United Methodist Church in the Greater Northwest, “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required and from the one to whom much has been entrusted,                        even more will be demanded.” – Luke 12: 48b “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.”  – John Wesley, “On Money” There is nothing fair about COVID-19.  People are not equally vulnerable to it or protected from it.  People don’t all have the same supportive community, the same emotional and spiritual resources.  People don’t have equal access to health care. People do not all have the same resources to endure an economic downturn, unemployment or closed schools. COVID-19 exposes injustices that are embedded in our social, economic and political systems.  For some, this pandemic means an immediate survival crisis. Sharing what we can when people are suffering comes as second nature to people who follow Jesus.  If you have the ability to give money at this time of crisis, I am writing to do so.  If you are able, please consider one or all the following actions. Support your Local Church. Your church needs your support for as long as this crisis lasts and beyond. A check in the mail is a blessing. After you have given to your local church, if you can do more, please give a “thank offering” to the FUND FOR FAMILIES. Text the code “GNWFFF” to 44-321 or visit http://bit.ly/gnwfff to give. Local Churches will partner with community organizations to “practice being human” with people who are especially vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. If someone else may need your Stimulus check more than you do, consider “passing it along” to the FUND FOR FAMILIES (above). Begin now to think now about whether you can share your salary if local churches become unable to support their clergy or lay staff salaries. And, finally, if you can’t make financial contributions, offer what you can. Life-saving social distance. A prayer. A phone call. A kind word. A letter or note card. An email. FaceTime. Help with groceries. A favorite poem, book, song, photo or TV series. Weeding a garden. Blood donation. God is counting on us to share what we have. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give…. God...

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United Methodist Committee on Relief

As each of us shelters in place to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we cannot help but be impacted by the scale of illness, death, and financial distress all around us. We could even be led to believe that this is a hopeless situation. But, thank God, that is not true! Together, we can give compassion and care to others in this time of great need. Since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak, UMCOR has been working with health boards, medical professionals, disaster management coordinators, and faith leaders to prevent the further spread of this disease. Now it is clear that the impact of COVID-19 will be far-reaching and demands a greater response. Even as you shelter in place, you can be there for others. The new UMCOR COVID-19 Response fund will equip partners in the U.S. and around the world to assist our most vulnerable populations. Grants from this fund will be disbursed quickly and efficiently to address health concerns, food insecurity, water and hygiene limitations, and other pressing needs. When you say “yes” to supporting the UMCOR COVID-19 Response, you will help bring God’s love to life for those who need it most. Join the UMCOR COVID-19 Response with your gift today. Give to the most vulnerable who don’t have a safety net and need compassion and care as a result of the pandemic. You are part of an extraordinary legacy of undauntable human beings—people of action, people of compassion, people of mercy. UMCOR was founded by courageous men and women who did not sit idly by when confronted with World War II and unprecedented global humanitarian crisis. They took extraordinary action to do what they could to alleviate human suffering. UMCOR 458 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Need Help? donationhelp@umcmission.org Have questions? 800.862.4246 To give by check, please send checks payable to Advance GCFA to: Global Ministries | UMCOR GPO P.O. BOX 9068 NEW YORK, NY...

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