Chancel Flowers for the April 5 Palm Sunday video service are given are given in loving memory of Rick “Hawk” Haakana by his wife, Cynthia, and daughters Rachel and Katie.
Help with the Great Plymouth Check In. During this time of isolation and social distancing, we have been working hard at Plymouth to create meaningful connection. Since most of our efforts involve social media and online community, I realize that a more personal approach is necessary as well. Right now we are embarking on something I am calling The Great Plymouth Check In. Volunteers commit to making five phone calls (to families, couples, singles) each week. I will assign the names to contact, and callers will contact the same folks each week, simply checking in to make sure the callee is well and to offer reminders that that even when we cannot gather in person, we are indeed, a community of faith, hope and love. I already have some callers, but we have 1,500 members to reach, and so I am in need of many more volunteers. Will you consider helping me? Please let me know by sending me an email. I am remembering each of you in my prayers, and I am grateful for our covenant, binding us together as we follow in God’s ways. Blessings, Beth Hoffman Faeth.
Simpson Housing is facing increased costs due to the coronavirus outbreak: The shelter is now open 24 hours; volunteers have been discontinued, so meals and delivery must be purchased; and staff are receiving hardship pay. Simpson’s net increase in weekly operating is $11,000. If you can help, please visit their website.
Looking for people who sew: Groveland Food Shelf, located in Plymouth’s basement, remains open and has experienced an upsurge in daily visits, and most of the staffing comes from neighborhood volunteers. Norseman Distillery has donated several liters of hand sanitizer, and the Food Shelf has made its own bleach disinfectant. All volunteers are wearing gloves. However, we do not have enough masks, which provide some protection for the wearer, but in particular protect others from asymptomatic volunteers. Sew Good Goods has posted directions for sewn masks. If you sew, please sew a mask or two and coordinate delivery with E.J. Kelley.