Monthly News & Updates


 EVENTS are on hold because of theCoVid-19 virus


STAYING CONNECTED WHILE WE ARE APART
The longer we are apart, the more important it becomes for us to stay in contact with one another. We all miss worshipping together and our time of fellowship after worship, as well other times we were together. Dr. Chip reminded us every Sunday of the importance of fellowship and even though we are physically apart, we can stay connected in many ways. We can call, text, email, send notes/cards, drive by and wave, etc. Think about those who sit around you in worship, at committee meetings, at Sunday school classes, at choir or handbells, Monday morning men, the quilters, Bible study, and any other small groups. Have you been in contact lately? Also, think of our members who live at the Village, including Lynne’ mother, Bruce, and Chip’s mother, Nan, and those who had not been able to attend worship. We are a family and we need to stay connected until we can be together again. 

“Spirit open my heart, to the joy and pain of living. As you love, may I love, in receiving and in giving. Spirit open my heart.”·  


                                              S.T.E.P.S. 2020

S.T.E.P.S. is virtual this year and free of charge but you will have to make your own breakfast and lunch!  Register to attend two workshop sessions and worship with Rev. J. Herbert Nelson via ZOOM and from the comfort of your own home. The S.T.E.P.S. Planning Team has developed a program that focuses on the church and its people who are living in unusual times.  You must pre-register by Friday, August 21. 

Need help with ZOOM?  The PNC is using ZOOM for its meetings so some YPPC’ers are becoming adept
at using this tool. 

Virtual STEPS will consist of two workshop sessions with three options each. Read the workshops on the CA Presbytery Chatline or the church office. In order to participate you MUST pre-register on the presbytery website(capresbytery.org/steps2020)  There is no cost to participate but you MUST pre-register by Friday, August 21. Zoom links to the workshops for which you register will be sent to you Monday, August 24. If you do not receive your link by Tuesday, August 25, contact Dorothy Blackwelder or Pie Mikell immediately

      

                                                 FROM THE SESSION
The Session voted to defer any decision about in-person worship and gathering until the July  Session meeting.  As always, the safety of the congregation was our first concern, and with the virus numbers increasing in our area, we do not feel that we can provide a safe environment for worship.  The online services will continue.
• The Session approved the purchase of new flooring for the large Sunday School classroom, now called the Outreach Room.
• The Session approved the purchase of a Zoom subscription, allowing church groups to meet virtually online.
• The Session approved the Guidelines for in-person worship.  You will receive a copy of these guidelines by mail and email prior to any in-person worship and gathering at the church.
• The Session appointed a committee to review the current Purpose, Values, and Vision of Yeamans Park Presbyterian.



                                                       




LETTER FROM THE PASTOR MARCH 20, 2020


Dear YPPC,

Last year, the session began looking into ways to modernize our church financial
system. We now have members who prefer to give by bank draft or credit card instead of mailing their gift or putting it in the plate. The budget and finance committee have finished their work and are ready to offer these options to the church. Please see below for the details.

The committee’s work now seems providential in light of the current pandemic. It may be several months before we are able to again worship together the way we always have. In the meantime, it is vital that we continue to support the church financially. I know there are some of our members who are going to struggle economically to get through this hard time. That makes it all the more important for those of us less affected to keep our pledges up to date. These new gift-giving options will help in that regard.

Sometimes God calls us to live up to the faith we proclaim. I believe this is one of those times. When the normal comforts and protections are removed, then we must act on those beliefs that are most firmly held. These are the days when we are called to live bravely in the midst of trouble, confident that God will not desert us. The One who has always been our shield and defender will see us through.

May the Lord bless you and keep you...

Dr. Chip





SCOUT NEWS

 

CUB SCOUT PACK 409 for boys ages 7 -10 years old.  Meets each Sunday at 4:00pm in Memorial Hall.  Meetings at the Church are temporarily cancelled.

 

BOY SCOUT TROOP 409 for young men 11 years through 17 years old.  Meets each Tuesday at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Ministry Center. Meetings at the Church are temporarily cancelled.    

  



 




          






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CUB SCOUT TROOP 409 is for boys ages 7 -10 years old and meets each Sunday at 4:00pm in Memorial Hall.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 409 for young men 11 years through 17 years old and meets each Tuesday at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Ministry Center.


 

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