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We welcome all who would like to worship and grow in faith and fellowship with us. We go forth into our community to share Christ's love with many who need a sign of hope.
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We're excited to have a new way you can join us for worship. Click here for a live video of our worship services. We broadcast live Sundays at 10AM and for special services throughout the year. The camera and sound should be available approximately 5 minutes before the start of each service.
You can also call in and listen to worship (audio only) at 1-929-205-6099. You will be able to hear us, but we will not be able to hear you.
Dear Church Family and Friends of REUC,
For weeks now we have been hearing about COVID-19. Most recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of cases in New York. As I write this, there are no cases at this time in Onondaga County, but officials tell us it is only a matter of time. The state of New York has the second highest number of cases within the fifty states. So, what can we do? What part do we play in helping to mitigate the spread of the virus?
We have been learning through various agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the New York Health Department, our governor and other elected officials that following proper hygiene protocol and social distancing are effective ways to stop the spread.
The Session wants us to model best practices which may minimize the exponential impact we have seen the disease have in other parts of our state, country and world.
Therefore, I share with you that Sunday worship in the sanctuary and all programs of Robinson Elmwood United Church (PCUSA) and Fairmount Community Church UCC are suspended effective immediately (March 13) and will continue as so for a period of three weeks (through April 3), or until such time we believe it is safe and prudent to come together again face to face.
Jeremiah 29:7 says, "But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare."
We believe our action is a response to the tending of the city to which God has entrusted us. We are not panicking. We are preparing, and hopefully helping to flatten some of the impact of the disease.
As many of you may know, we have been live streaming our services for several months now. Worship will still continue in this manner being led by myself, Pastor Gary and our student intern, Kyle at 10am. There are two ways you can access the service.
You can contact me via email or phone. Contact the office if you need the number or email address.
We may not be coming together face to face, but know you are not forgotten. If you just need to talk with someone, please call us. If you have a pastoral concern, please reach out to us. We also encourage you to contact the office by Friday morning with any prayer concerns you wish to have lifted during our service.
During this time of virtual worship, we ask for you to consider making your contributions online. You can also mail you contributions to Robinson Elmwood United Church, 126 South Terry Rd., Syracuse NY 13219.
We love you and want you to take precautions to avoid contracting this disease. If you find yourself quarantined and develop a need, please contact us and we will try to help alleviate it. For example, we could deliver food or other supplies to your threshold.
So, until we meet again, may the love of God embrace you and bring you comfort and peace,
Pastor Stephanie, March 13, 2020
ROBINSON ELMWOOD UNITED CHURCH
126 South Terry Road, Syracuse, NY 13219
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