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"Welcome to the Delaware Headwaters Parish"

Announcements

 

 

 

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Coming Up

 

The newsletter will now be published quarterly.  The next edition will be out in October 2021.  

Parish Council Oct.14 at 6pm, Hobart UMC  

Welcome Florence Dixon as our new Parish treasurer. 

Charge Conference Nov. 7. With DS Monk. 

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 Check Facebook and the webpage for updates and announcements about service times and acts of ministry. Be sure to phone a friend to help get the word out to all.

 

Directions for virtual service:

Go to www.delawareheadwatersparish.com

Click on Church Live

Click on the current date

Here you will find the Bulletin and recorded message via YouTube

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Directions for listening to service via your telephone:

Call 1-646-558-8656     meeting  ID  972 7232 3222

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Preaching Schedule Update (subject to change without notice)

Sept. 5       Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Sept. 12    Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Sept. 19     Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Sept. 26     Township & Hobart - Pastor Paul, Stamford & Bloomville - Rev. Kim

Oct. 3         Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Oct. 10      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Oct. 17      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Oct. 24       Township & Hobart - Pastor Paul, Stamford & Bloomville - Rev. Kim

Oct. 31       Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Nov. 7         Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Nov. 14      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Nov. 21      Township & Hobart - Pastor Paul, Stamford & Bloomville - Rev. Kim

Nov. 28      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Dec. 5        Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Dec. 12      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Dec. 19      Township & Hobart - Pastor Paul, Stamford & Bloomville - Rev. Kim

Dec. 24      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

Dec. 29      Township & Hobrt - Rev. Kim,  Stamford & Bloomville - Pastor Paul

 

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Your tithes and offerings allow our churches to continue their care and missions during these challenging times.  We are grateful for your support!   Thanks you!  We would like to encourage all our parishioners to keep sustaining and empowering your giving ministry to the righteous cause of Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior in transforming this needy world into the kingdom of God in such a critical and unusual time as this until noticed otherwise as follows:

Please mail your tithes and other offerings to your church’s financial secretary.

Bloomville UMC: Beverly Rockefeller,  191 Scotch Hill Road, Bloomville NY 13739

Hobart UMC:  Ralph Beisler, 107 Sheffield Lane, Hobart, NY 13788

Stamford UMC: Carol Beierlein, PO Box 133, Stamford, NY  12167

Township UMC: Ginny Austin, 16385 County Highway 18. Stamford NY 12167

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A New Covid19 Safety Protocol for the Hobart/Township UMCs

Adoped        As per Bishop's directive

Congregations in NY:  1. No capacity limits for houses of worship will take place from May 28, 2021 unless the congreagtion otherwise chooses.  2. Office capacity limits are being replaced with space available to maintain six feet of social distancing.

General Guidelines:  1. Wearing of face masks on unvaccinated persons will still be required.  Social distancing and interaction for worship and any other gatherings will continue for all.  2. Maintaining a log of those in attendance in worship or employees wthat are present over time.  3. Social distancing markers, signage, and traffic flow markers are still encouraged.  4.  Facitlities should continue to increase the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the facility.  5.  Frequent hand santizing with appropriate stations for doing so provided.  6. Those who are leading worship/singing should continue to honor the 12 foot distancing protocol.

Items that will now be permitted:  1. Indoor singing will be allowed with no masks on aslong as all congregants are fully vaccinated.  No masks are necessary as far as all congregation is vaccinated while being encouraged to use it based  on any individual"s discretion.  2. Congregations are encouraged to plan outdoor worhip experiences and other activities.  If you are on church property, mo masks are necessay unless any individual chooses to wear it.  3. Planning for summer events such as VBS is allowed while all parent with children are encouraged to freely use their discretion in terms of having their children wear masks, social distancing indoors and outdoors.  Parent's agreement form for their choice is needed.

Items that are still NOT permitted: 1.  Serving Holy Communion othat than with individual cups/bread.  No common cup or single loaft distribuiton is allowed.  Bread and juice must be offered in individual containers.  2.  Fellowhip meals or fund-raising dinners with covered dishes, buffets, etc. "Grab and Go" meals for fund-raising, food disctribuion are allowed.  3. Public greeting during worship that involve close intereaction with one another (i.e. hugging, handshaking, etc.)  4. Fellowhip/coffee hours before or after worship.

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A New COVID19 Safety Protocol for Bloomville United Methodist Church

Agreed on by Church Council, June 13, 2021

As per Bishop Bickerton's letter dated May 288, 2021 and current NYS and CDC guideline, the followin is now in effect:

1. There is no capiciy limits for houses of worship as of May 28, 2021 in NYS.

2. Masks are not required for vaccinated persons.

3. Masks are required for unvaccinated persons.

4. Meeting, event, worship will take place.  Mask guidelines apply

5. A log will be maintained of those in attendance for inside worship, meetings or events.

6. Signage will be posted consitent with DOH.

7. Outdoor services and online availability will be considered.

8. Hand sanitizing protocol will be followed.  Hand santizing station will be available inside.

9. Singing may now be included (mask guidelines stated above apply). Hymnals and Bibles will be available.  Choir and music program may resume.

10. Face coverings will be available

11. Social distancing will take place during worship, events, meetings

12. All interior surfaces that were used by congregants will be cleaned after use.

13. Offering plate will be placed in the back of the church.

14. Holy Communion will be in individual containers. 

15. Fund raisers may now be considered.  Fund raiser meals may be "grab and go" (take out) style

16. Fellowship/coffee hour may occur.  Mask/food guidelines apply

17. VBS will take place and follow the Bishop's recommendations

18. Sunday School will continue.

19. Ceremonies may be performed: funeral, weddings, baptisms.

Subject to change as per NYS, CDC, NYAC

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New COVID19 Safety Protocol - An excerpt of Bishop Bickerton's Letter dated May 4, 2021

It is clear that the best way for any congregation to resume full activity is to work to ensure that each member of your congregation is fully vaccinated.

Congregatations in New York

The lastest information from NYS is as follows:

* Capacity limits for houses of worship will be lifted on May 19, 2021

* Social distancing, masks, health screenings, and all other state protocols remain in effect

* The "micro-zone" strategy has been rescinded in light of the state's progress.

General Guidelines

1. Wear face masks and social distance seating and interaction will still be required.

2. Maintaining a log of those in attendance 

3. Signage

4. Air circulation

5. Frequent hand washing

6. Those who are leading worship/singing should continue to be 12 feet apart.

Items that will now be permitted:

1. Indoor singing as long as all congregants are masked

2. Outdoor worship and activities such as VBS with participants masked

Items that are still not permitted:

1. Serving Holy Communion other that with individual cups/bread. 

2. Fellowship meals or fund-raising dinner with covered dishes, buffets, etc.  "Grab and go" meals for fund-raising, food distribution are allowed.

3. Public greeting during worship that involve close interaction with one another - hugging, handshaking

4. Fellowship/coffee hour.

 

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What to do when Covid19 comes to our Church:

Important information from NYAC.

Please take the following steps when the Covid19 comes to our church community:

 

1.Initiate contact tracing, keeping the name of the infected

   person(s) confidential.

2. Call the District Superintendent’s office.

3. Contact the County Health Department.

4. Close the building for in-person worship and any other

   in-person gatherings for two weeks.

5. Sanitize all meeting spaces.

6. Confirm the infected persons(s) have tested negative or

   been symptom-free for at least two weeks prior to their

   returning to worship and gatherings.

Then please provide the District office with a copy of:

1.     The contact tracing list for worship service/meeting, with the confirmation that all persons in attendance have been contacted.

2.     If the exposure was at a worship service, provide a copy of the Worship Checklist for that Sunday.

Also note: If the exposure to infection occurs within an outside group using the church building, please contact the District Office for further guidance. 

You can follow the NYS Dashboard: https://forward.ny.gov/percentage-positive-results-county-dashboard

 

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Food Pantry items needed- 

Bathroom products:  toilet paper, shaving cream, band aids, liquid hand soap, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes

Kitchen supplies:  paper towels, dish soap,  dish detergent, towels

Food:  Jelly, peanut butter muffin mix, cake mix, salt, pepper, mustard, mayo, ketchup, bbq sauce, canned fruit, canned veggies, canned pasta, mac & cheese, salad dressing, rice, cereal, coffee, tea

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