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HUMC Online Worship – March 29, 2020

Hebron United Methodist Church – April 5, 2020

Did you miss last week? Click here for our March 29 Worship Service

****SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICE***

While our leaders were considering what to do about in-person worship, I received an email from Bishop Dyck yesterday asking that churches postpone worship services for at least the next few weeks.  The health dangers posed by the coronavirus are simply too great. Many of our members are in the age groups most at risk.  Given these realities, we will not hold our regular Sunday worship services until further notice.  We hope to be able to offer an on-line worship experience on our web site. You will be notified if and when we are able to do so.  In the meantime, please take every precaution to avoid public contact and practice the suggested practices to minimize any contraction of the virus.  This is a challenging moment for all of us.  We will make it through this time.  May the grace of God and the peace of Christ Jesus be with you and your families.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  847-707-3602. 

Grace and peace, Pastor Jim

****Please check back here for online worship service information***


   HOW DO YOU FEEL?

Are you feeling anxious or depressed?

You can call to speak to a senior depression counselor and be screened/referred for free in home counseling services:  815.701.6605

If you feel lonely, you can call the Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line:  800.971.0016

  WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?

FOOD or GROCERIES:  There is help available for home delivered meals, food pantry items, and even proxy shoppers who will do the shopping for you.   

TRANSPORTATION to medical appointments and proxy medication pick up is also available.  

Call Senior Service Associates in McHenry at 815.344.3555

THINGS TO DO

It’s important to continue activities as much as possible when spending more time at home. These free activities were compiled by CJE Senior Life & require a computer/smart phone

1. Free livestream opera via your computer or smartphone:

More info: https://www.playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-after-shutting-its-doors- will-offer-free-streams-from-live-in-hd-catalog?fbclid=IwAR04hk55tkzGJp3lTxnwOhGDi2-IH3S3QSYMA_0b_SpU4oDXZBck771r_0k

To participate: https://www.metopera.org/

2. Free online classes:

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses?fbclid=IwAR1UzT9rNbcK_pz- 5ObOcQMZ2a389fklDQrxmHv-7XElezdvTPm9v-Kagcs

To participate: https://www.mooc.org

3. Free virtual museum tours via your computer or smart phone: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

4. While the “Phone a Poem” daily call in program is no longer around, these recordings have been archived and can be accessed on a computer at this link:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/phone-a-poem.html

5. These programs are a resource that can be accessed via a landline telephone or any other telephone, but please register first.  Call this number: (888) 600.2560   or you can register online.

https://www.mather.com/neighborhood-programs/telephone-topics

We will be God’s Inclusive Love!