BHUMC Weekly What's Up!
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Please read below for some important things happening this week at BHUMC!
Guest Pastor, In Person Worship, Protocols, Donation Drives, Vacations, Camps, and more!
“Scars, Those Seen and Those Not Seen”
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!
Carlos Cueva will be leading us in Worship - LIVE in person as well as on Facebook and YouTube from Belmont Heights UMC Courtyard!
Guest Pastor John Stephenson will give the Sermon and Word.
Pre-service music begins at 10:15 and worship at 10:30 am.
Please note: This is our new and permanent time change.
All Worship is on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/belmontheightsumc/
We Have Come This Far By Faith
Dear Beloved Community,
As we all know - California has lifted most restrictions for public gatherings and the workplace. In addition, our own Conference has granted permission to "follow state and local guidelines" in updating any protocol. At BHUMC we continue to follow a protocol that best embodies Love of God and Love of Neighbor.
Effective July 4, 2021, the following changes will be made in our in-person gatherings:
1. No reservation required to attend worship services.
2. Discontinuing of required social distancing when outdoors.
3. Discontinuation of temperature checks.
4. Congregational singing and response is allowed.
5. Use of hymnals and special large print lyric books for those who are vision impaired.
The following will remain in place:
1. Masks will be required to be worn by everyone.
2. We will continue to collect contact information from all attendees.
3. Symptom and exposure questions will still be asked at the gate by the greeters.
4. No "Passing of the Peace" or other personal/touching contact outside of your household. "Elbow" bumps allowed, but please no hugging or handshakes.
5. No serving of food or drink.
I thank you for your continued perseverance and know that we are all committed to the health and safety of all those in our midst.
Blessings and grace,
The Pastor is on Vacation
Pastor Lisa will be on vacation from July 12th-July 25th.
We will have access to an on-call Pastor during this time, so please contact the church office if needed. All other calls should also be directed to the church office.
Out of an abundance of caution to keep all campers and camp staff as safe as possible, Groundlings Summer Camp will remain at the Los Altos UMC campus (5950 East Willow Street) Weeks 4-6.
Monthly Food and Supply Drive
Saturday, July 31 - 9am-11am.
Join us in the parking lot behind 317 Termino Ave. and bring canned goods and shelf stable food.
This month's food donations go to The Broken Loaf Food Pantry. The Pantry serves clients out of Lakewood First United Methodist Church on Saturday mornings from 9-11:00 a.m.
Food and clothing are available to those in need with no pre-qualifications or forms to fill out. They bless an average of 70 families each week.
Please bring shelf-stable food so we can support those in our community.
Touchless - Safe - Easy!
Coffee with the Pastor
Coffee with the Pastor will resume August 17th.
Searching for Media Volunteers
Have you ever wanted to say, "I'm with the band"? Now is your chance!
We need help with set up and tear down, as well as sound and media tech. Please contact Pastor Lisa or the church office!
Greeters and Ushers Needed!
Nurture Ministry team is looking for friendly people to sign up to be Greeters/Ushers when we begin our in person worship services. Job duties will entail greeting people as they enter, some ushering to seats, operating the welcome table, etc. Volunteers will rotate weekly, so the more the merrier, many hands help heavy lifting!
Please email Nurture@belmontheightsumc.org if interested.
Love, Peace & Harmony,
Celebrating our July Birthdays
July 6 - Alan Morris & Lauren Willingham
July 12 - Gigi & Kate Kinney
July 13 - Pastor Lisa Fitzpatrick
July 14 - Richard Finlayson
July 16 - Michelle Tanaka
July 17 - Don Tanaka
July 23 - Katherine Leonardo-Ortal
July 31 - Ian Weir
If you aren't on our list, please let the church office know so that we can celebrate you!