In addition to the many churches that are live streaming or recording their Sunday services, churches are getting creative and using technology to stay connected! Be mindful of those in our congregations that may need some help or training in using some of these platforms. In the words of Josh McLemore, Youth Director at Douglas FUMC, "Sometimes loving others looks like hanging out on Zoom."
Trinity Chapel, Tybee Island will be doing "drive-in" church in their parking lot with pre-sealed communion.
Jesup UMC churches are renting the drive-in movie theater and offering church to all in the community.
Wesley Monumental is distributing craft kits loaded with all the children need to participate in Bible lessons and crafts via live stream.
Porterfield will be hosting a Live Prayer Meeting event tonight.
Ivy Kratzer, Waycross FUMC shared her Joyful Noise Children’s Choir - Spring 2020 playlist (through Apple Music) with parents adding a short note encouraging them to engage in some praise and worship together since we can’t be together Wednesday nights. Children are also drawing pictures and cards to mail to nursing home and homebound members.
Pine Forest UMC is providing Discipleship Kits for children and youth to pair up with several interactive live streaming events throughout each week.
Harvest Church, Dublin FUMC and Warwick UMC cast a Facebook challenge to "Love on each other today" by picking up the phone and checking on 3 people who live alone, are quarantined or are over 70 years of age.
Metter UMC gathered on Facebook for "Sandwiches & Study" as their Wednesday Night program!
Ben Gosden, Pastor of Trinity in Savannah, is sending out a few texts of encouragement each week. Members and friends can sign up to receive the texts and be uplifted.
Kathy Israel McLeod, Hand Memorial, is mailing out the weekly bulletin to adults who do not use technology- keeping them connected to prayer requests, the service posted to their website and inspirational quotes and scriptures.
Porterfield UMC & Mission Change partnered to deliver 209 snack bags to the medical staff at Phoebe Putney Health System.
Scott Stanfill, Colquitt UMC, will be offering drive-thru services over the next few weeks. The first will be drive thru Communion at the parsonage with pre-sealed elements.
Richmond Hill and Trinity Chapel on Tybee Island have placed their Easter cross outside the church for people to stop by, add a flower and pray.
Skidaway Island issued a "Sidewalk Challenge" to brighten up sidewalks and drives with pictures and scripture.
Colquitt UMC is provided prayer guides to take and drive to the medical facilities and join in prayer.
Clare Akins (Vienna UMC), Martha Bowman Saintly Stichers and several local church sewing ministries sewing masks for medical staff on the front lines in our hospitals.
Members at Pierce Chapel are loaning extra "devices" such as IPads and setting up for older adults to stay connected.