UPC Updates about Covid-19 or Coronavirus:
Worshiping Christ Together
Guidelines for worship
All members are encouraged to worship with us online!
- If you need help learning how to watch our service on youtube or facebook, please watch the how to video below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Bliss will call you and walk you through it.
- If you show any sign of sickness, please stay at home and let us know if you need us to do anything for you (deliveries, prayers, etc.)
- If you cannot watch at home, you are not sick, and you really want to come to worship, then we will ask that you:
- Refrain from touching anyone before, during, and after worship
- Remain at least 6 feet apart from everyone that does not live with you
- Use hand sanitizer as you come in and leave the sanctuary
- We want everyone to be able to continue to worship with us, but we will not be able to offer in person worship if we exceed certain numbers and don't take appropriate precautions.
- If we are really committed to loving our neighbor, we should act as if we may be contagious. We should do all in our power to protect our neighbors.
Minds that Search
The links below provide information for you to consider and share as we prayerfully consider how God is calling us to respond to the tumultuous times we find ourselves in today.
This first link is to a podcast by our friends at FUMC, Cleburne with Dr. Susie Whitworth with some basic information on COVID19 and how it is spread.
This next link is from an excellent article on the theology of social distancing, which was written by one of my seminary professors at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Hearts that Share
We have put together a phone tree to ensure that all of our members have someone checking in on them once a week during this time of social distancing. We are asking the callers to see if the people on their list have any physical, emotional, financial, and/or spiritual needs at this time. They are not being nosy, they are seeking to keep us connected and ensure that our congregation and their family and friends are okay. If you need to visit with Rev. Rigoulot, please feel free to call, text or email him directly.
Lives that Serve
We are currently considering ways that we can serve our community, country, and world during this season of isolation. We would like to ask you to start with calling your family, friends, and neighbors to see if there is anything they need.
The mayor has asked us to drive thru or pick up food at local restaurants.
Many of our local food pantries and other service organizations are providing food and other assistance, but we recommend that you call ahead to make sure they're hours and services have not changed. Both Salvation Army and Operation Blessing are providing drive thru food distribution. If you would like to support these agencies, they are not able to accept new volunteers, but are in need of financial support, which you can give through the church by sending a check or donating online.
--Salvation Army 111 S. Anglin Cleburne Tx. Serves Johnson County (817) 558-1296.
FOOD: Mon. - Fri. 9a – 3p.
CLOTHES: Tues. & Thurs. 9:00a – Noon.
They help with food, sometimes clothing and bills.
DOCUMENTS NEEDED: ID for all adults, S.S. Cards for all kids, and piece of mail within the last 30 days. Food, clothing, limited household items, limited help with utilities, etc. depending on funds available. Help w/ rent if you have received an eviction notice and funds are available.
--Operation Blessing 105 George St, Cleburne, Tx. Serves Johnson County
**NOTE: Starting on Monday March 16th, we will become a drive thru food Bank. We will be open regular hours Mon, Wed & Thur 10 to 2. You will need to be in line by 1:30 in order to receive a box of food.
Please bring your proof of residency and your driver license...prescriptions will be on Tuesday as usual home items only if it's not raining tomorrow.
If you have any questions please call us at 817-645-8511. Thank you for your patience as we make these changes.
** Food/Clothes Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00a – 3:00p (arrive by 2:00p to have time to shop for clothes), Furniture/Prescriptions Tuesday & Thursday 10:00a – 2:00p.
Documents To Bring: Picture ID and proof of residence (utility bill or other document with physical address within the last 30 days other than driver license) must show ID for all household members over age 18. Food, clothing, household items, prescriptions/gasoline/financial assistance for miscellaneous items when funds available.
Our Daily Bread has mobile and online resources we can all use during these trying times. If you have a smart phone, tablet, or an e-reader, this would be a great way to continue your daily devotionals.
Pray As You Go is an app that allows you to spend 10-12 minutes listening to inspirational music, scripture, reflection questions, and an guided prayer. This is one of Rev. Rigoulot's daily devotions!