Dear Friends and Members of Rose City Park Presbyterian Church,
May the peace of Christ be with you.
The Session met last night, March 17, by Zoom to work out details for this strange time. We would like to share some of the decisions that will keep us operating and in touch as events change.
Here are some of the organizational decisions.
The physical office will be closed, but Carolee will be working from home.
Kaci is using sick leave and vacation for the remainder of her time with us. We will have a party in her honor on a Sunday later on.
Katrina and Pastor David will be coming in and out of the office, and working from home.
Pastor David’s hours are similar to Paulette’s. He is usually off on Mondays but does work on Friday. He is generally up until midnight, so don’t hesitate to call or message after 9 p.m. David’s cell is 503-853-4475. This number also takes texts. For email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Paulette will be working from home. Her “office hours” will stay as close to her usual schedule as possible: Sunday 8-12, Monday-Thursday 9-3p and 7-9p. She will study and answer pastoral care calls throughout the week as needed. She can be reached by email, text or phone. Paulette’s cell is 503-473-9769 and email email@example.com. Feel free to reach out anytime!
Phone messages will be returned daily.
Session will be meeting weekly during this time and has developed a Task Force to respond quickly to immediate needs. Congregation members with concerns about church operations should contact a Session member.
No groups of 10 or more will meet in the church building. We encourage book groups, etc. to meet online. Even if your church group has fewer than 10 people, please understand that the church will not be open for meetings.
Because we are deeply concerned about those who are food-insecure in our larger community, Jim Munson has volunteered to pick up green bags that are left on porches or other locations outside your home. Please contact him directly to make a time for him to stop by.
For now, worship together in the sanctuary is suspended through April 5th. We are working to have daily devotionals, a weekly prayer service, Bible Study and Sunday worship online. This will take some time to arrange, but information will be coming shortly.
Please consider joining our Facebook page if you are not on it already. It is not perfect, but provides another platform for us to stay connected during this time.
The church has a Zoom account, which is available for all church groups to use to conduct business as usual. It takes a little training, but is easy to learn. Please contact Karen LaBonte for more information.
We are thinking and praying for each of you as we go through this time.
Yours in faith, hope, and love,
Rose City Park Presbyterian Church Session
Rev. David Dornack
Rev. Paulette Mixon-Weller