Thursdays had been usually a busy day at the Brunswick United Methodist Church – church doors would get a workout throughout the day as they open and close, open and close, open and close. The day starts with the Food Pantry Ministry in the morning and continues with Small Group Bible Study Classes in the afternoon and evening. Once a month the church hosts a free community-wide Soup Dinner so the kitchen is bustling. The TOPS and Yoga community groups also found a home here on Thursdays, and during the school year a Special Education class from the high school would hold forth in a couple of the Sunday School rooms. Finally, the Praise Teams would put the day to bed, so to say, with its rehearsal in anticipation of an upcoming Sunday worship service.
The Food Pantry ministry came up with a way to deliver drive-through foodstuffs to clients, and continues to do so every Thursday. Other ministries and activities have been suspended for the time being. Even so, staying in touch (without touching), and being in contact (while maintaining social distancing) are a critical need these days. I received and email from one of our church family earlier this week, and with his permission, share it with you all:
Pastor Tom: Although we all self-isolating, we can still reach out by phone or email to friends, family, and church family. My wife and I have been doing so the last few days. If everyone did the same, we could all stay connected and uplifted. This way everyone feels like they are not forgotten and in this alone. This is a win-win situation as it makes you feel good also. So we would like to ask every member to take time and make a few phone calls. Hope all is well with you and yours. Stay well.
God Bless and Be with you,
United Methodist Pastor, Child of God, Follower of Jesus Christ.