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TREMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1951 Washington Avenue BRONX, N.Y. 10457

Grace Notes Weekly Church News 9/13/2020

 

Grace Notes 9/13/2020

 

OUR MISSION:
As the body of Christ called Tremont, we are committed to REACH into the community as
ambassadors of grace to help, to heal, and to make disciples for Christ, to HOLD our brothers
and sisters in the warm and affirming embrace that is the love of our God, to STRENGTHEN
ourselves, our community, and one another through growth in the knowledge of scripture,
tradition, reason and experience and RELEASE emboldened disciples of Christ to do the
work of transforming the church and the world.
 
SCRIPTURE VERSE OF THE WEEK :
For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham
Hebrews 2”16
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK :
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
 
Remember to pray for our Sick & Shut-In. {Telephone #s and Addresses are available in the Churchs Office}
Our Worship Service and other church events are video taped, still photos are also taken. These videos and pictures are used in various church publications such as (but not limited to) Grace Notes, (our news letter), our Website, our Facebook page, and YouTube, etc.
 
 
PARISH LIFE WEEKLY CALENDAR
            

Sun: 9/13/2020

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WORSHIP @ 12:00 PM
 
TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING —CLICK ON LINK
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CALL IN BY TELEPHONE # +1 646 558 8656 US (NEW YORK)
MEETING ID: 393 272 7801 PASSCODE: 1951178
 
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SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER @ 6:00 PM JOINT WITH
CRAWFORD UMC PRAYER LINE TELEPHONE #6054756700
ACCESS CODE: 1431591#
       
Mon: 9/14  CHURCH OFFICE   Closed
HAPPY LABOR DAY (HOLIDAY)

Tues: 9/15 CHURCH OFFICE  Closed

       
CRAWFORD CHECK IN AND PRAYER @ 8:00 PM
Prayer Line # 4254366306 Pin 250423 ( Sis. Sheila)  
       
Wed: 9/16 CHURCH OFFICE  Closed
 
REV. DR. Leslie Duroseau WILL BE IN HER
OFFICE FROM 10:00 AM3:00 PM.
 
BIBLE STUDY @  7:00 PM
JOINT STUDY WITH ST. PAULS. STUDYING THE BOOK OF HEBREWS
PLEASE READ HEBREWS 1 & 2
TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING —CLICK ON LINK
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CALL IN BY TELEPHONE # +1 646 558 8656 US (NEW YORK)
MEETING ID: 393 272 7801 PASSCODE: 1951178
 
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Thurs 9/17
     
EARLY MORNING PRAYER / DEVOTION @6:00 AM
Prayer line Telephone #6054756700 Access Code: 1431591#
       
CHURCH OFFICE  Closed
       
 
REV. DR. Leslie Duroseau WILL BE IN HER
OFFICE FROM 10:00 AM3:00 PM
         
CRAWFORD CHECK IN AND PRAYER @ 8:00 PM
Prayer Line # 4254366306 Pin 250423 ( Sis. Michelle)
   
 
 
Fri  9/18:
CHURCH OFFICE  Closed
 
         
FRIDAY EVENING PRAYER @ 7:00 PM
REMEMBER 911 —WE WILL NEVER FORGET
Prayer line Telephone #6054756700 Access Code: 1431591#
 
       

Sat 9/19:

PRAYER BEAD  MAKING IN LEE HALL AT 11:00 AM
BEAD MAKING SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED
 
Sun 9/20:
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WORSHIP AT 12:00 PM
 
TO JOIN ZOOM MEETINGCLICK ON LINK
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CALL IN BY TELEPHONE # +1 646 558 8656 US (NEW YORK)
MEETING ID: 393 272 7801 PASSCODE: 1951178
 
ONE TAP MOBILE+16465588656,,393272 7801# US (NEW YORK
 
 
               
 
 
 
TREMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
REOPENING MANUAL
Intent to Reopen
Grace and peace,
Tremont United Methodist Church is working diligently on our reopening plan
so that our church can open back up in a safe manner for all. Our scheduled reopen date
is September 20th 2020. New York state and the New York Annual Conference have
established guidelines and protocols for us to reopen. We are adhering to the guidelines
as provided. Below are the steps taken to assure the safety and health of all.
 1- The church was cleaned and sanitized; all high touch surfaces, including
pews, chairs, desks, tables, kitchen, restrooms, doorknobs, classrooms were
included in the cleaning and sanitization services. The air condition system
has the approved filtered system installed for safe air ventilation.
 2- All hymnals, bibles and shared items were removed from the sanctuary
and from other gathering areas.
 3- Cleaning supplies and sanitization items such as; masks, hand sanitizer,
tissues, cleansing wipes and no-touch garbage cans were purchased and
placed in areas of the church for easy accessibility.
 4- We’ve identified our entrance and exit and have placed the proper signage in those places. 5- Precautionary signage that informs about COVID-19
and how to stop the spread of it is displayed throughout the building.
 6- The church will be cleaned and sanitized after each worship service by
the sexton.
 7- If you are considered vulnerable; age 65 years or older and/or have preexisting medical conditions, we highly recommend that you do not attend
service at this time.
 8- Virtual worship service will continue once the building reopens. Please
join us ———————————————————————————
Please share your intentions to return to church for worship: Will you attend
worship service once the church reopens? Yes_____ No_____
If no, please state why___________________________________________
Please share what would make you feel most comfortable for you to return to in
person worship.
________________________________________________________________
__________________________________
 
If you are in need of further assistance, please contact us at the church office at
718 583 8700
In -Person Worship Requirements
Shared Sanctuary Users (members and visitors for worship service)
We welcome our beloved members and all guests into our sanctuary for spiritual
renewal, healing and to worship our God in community.
We are committed to providing a clean and safe environment for your return. The following protocol and restrictions is set in place to ensure everyone’s safety:
1. Upon entry your temperature will be taken
2. You must have on a mask or we will provide you with one. A mask must be worn at
all times while you are in the building.
3. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
4. Hands should be washed regularly with soap and water.
5. Seating will be restricted to every other pew and will not exceed 50% capacity.
6. Choir and congregational singing is suspended until further notice.
7. The use of share microphones will be eliminated. Those who use a microphone will
not share it with anyone else. Microphone covers will be provided.
8. The implementation of a “no-touch” policy will include:
No passing of the peace
No altar calls
No receiving lines to greet people upon entrance or exiting
No passing of the collection plate during offering.
The role of the greeters and ushers is to ensure social distancing.
No printed materials will be passed out.
No coffee/fellowship hour until further notice.
Attendees are allowed to bring their own bible and they may bring a copy of the
bulletin that they have printed from their own homes. Bulletins cannot be shared, and
bulletins will not be distributed by the church.
There will be a stationary collection box for our offering and monetary gifts upon
exiting the building.
After each service our sexton will clean the building with an emphasis on pews/chairs,
doorknobs, railings, bathrooms and other high-touch areas, allowing people to safely
gather. Additionally, signage will be installed clearly identifying paths for both entry
and exit of the building for the purpose of social distancing.
 
We are aware that members will have varying degrees of anxiety being in public
spaces. We invite you to get in contact with our pastor, Rev. Leslie Duroseau for pastoral care and counseling, and our Lay Leaders for support at the church office. We will
have Holy Communion through intinction or with the use of individual cups/bread is not
allowable until the threat of transmission of COVID-19 is minimized. Pre-made, selfservice communion cups with bread inside of the flap may be utilized if made available
upon entry.
9. Attendance will be taken of those present at the worship service for the purposes of being able to track someone if they were to become sick and/or exposed to
COVID-19. Members and visitors will be contacted if someone develops COVID-19
10. Persons refusing to wear a mask, have their temperature taken, or unwilling
to practice social distancing will not be permitted into the building as per state guidelines and regulations.
11. Once, the building is at 50% capacity. Persons will no longer be permitted to
attend the worship service.
—————————————————————————
Bishop John K.Yambasu, the Chancellor of Africa University and Resident Bishop of the Sierra Leone Area of The United Methodist.
Funeral Service will be on October 6, 2020 For additional information please email text or call Sis MBallu Kallon
 

 
 
BIBLE READING FOR THE WEEK OF 9/13/2020—9/20/2020
Sun 9/13 Matthew 18:15-35
Thurs 9/17 Matthew 22-:23-46
Mon 9/14 Matthew 19:1-15
Fri 9/18 Matthew 25:1-13
Tues 9/15 Matthew 19:16-30
Sat 9/19 Matthew 25:14-30
Wed 9/16 Matthew 22:1-22
Sun 9/20 Matthew 25:31-46
 
 
 
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REQUESTING PRAYER :FOR NOW PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL
SIS. FAITH BASSEY, SIS. ETHEL, PARKER OR SIS. VANESTA SHOY
SUNDAY EVENING @ 6:00 PM
THURSDAY MORNING @ 6:00 AM
FRIDAY EVENING PRAYER @7:00 PM
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Our Worship Services and other church events are videotaped. Photos
are also taken. These videos and pictures are used in various church publications such as
(but not limited to) Grace Notes, (our Website, our Facebook page, Zoom and YouTube, etc).
 
 
For additional information, click here.
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Please note–classes are online.
 
Giving Information:
 
OFFERING/DONATION CAN BE SENT IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
       
(1)BY MAIL TREMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1951 WASHINGTON AVE BRONX, NY 10457
 
 
Follow the instructions as prompted.
 
 
SAVE The Dates Below
Sunday, September 13th District Conference from 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Clergy and Lay leaders are expected to attend.
 
Annual Conference, Saturday, October 24th 9AM is the clergy session
1:00Pm conference session.