WEEKLY E-NEWS FROM FUMC
Our primary calling as church in this time is to keep our congregation safe and
connected to God, to one another and to the people & communities we serve. There is
great love to be made known in this time – for friend and neighbor alike.
ONLINE – FACEBOOK LIVE WORSHP CONTINUES…
SUNDAY’S WORSHIP: 5th SUNDAY IN LENT – PAJAMA SUNDAY
On Sunday, March 29, we will have the first ever PAJAMA SUNDAY of “virtual” FUMC! As Pastor David
leads our worship from the parsonage, you are invited to watch & worship in your pajamas, too! (Perhaps
you are already doing this!). A little fun and fluffy slippers are most welcome!
The bulletin for our Online Worship will be emailed to members early Sunday morning and available via Facebook,too. It is prepared for individual use, as a download for worship at home. As you prepare for worship, find and light a candle, ease into a favorite chair, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and be prepared for the blessing of community gathered virtually near and far.
PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP, APRIL 5
Palm Sunday will be a virtual online service with arrangements being made for families to pick up palms
from the church OUTSIDE for your use on Saturday, April 4. Our Sunday school kids and Youth are adding to
our festivities so you are encouraged to watch our online Palm Sunday service. There will be no communion.
(Holy Week & Easter plans will be shared on Monday in the Pastor’s Update.)
VIEWING ONLINE WORSHIP
Online worship can be viewed several ways. FACEBOOK: 1) LIKE the church’s Facebook page, 2) scroll to
EVENTS, 3) click the SERVICE as “Going” (a reminder will be added to your personal feed), 4) view “live” on
Sunday morning at 9:30 am. On Sunday morning, once on the church’s Facebook page you may need to
scroll to the LiveFeed. The service is available for later viewing, too, on the church’s Facebook page. If you
don’t have Facebook, you can view the service by going to the church’s WEBSITE www.parkridgeumc.org
and clicking on the tab. The service will be posted on the church’s website and on our church’s YOUTUBE
channel later in the morning or near Noon.
CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH MINISTRIES ONLINE
Sunday school children and families continue to be resourced by Maureen Koziol. Check out Sunday
morning children’s messages via the church’s Facebook page posted early Sunday morning. They are great!
Brooke DeJong continues to provide online social activities on Sunday evenings and care to our youth
throughout the week. Middle & High school aged youth are invited to be in the Sunday evening Zoom
group with Brooke; send a text or email her if you are not already in the group.
AD COUNCIL ZOOM ONLINE MEETING, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 11 AM
The council will meet again on Sunday, March 29 at 11 am on ZOOM. Council members are asked to check
email for the invitation. Again at 11 am. Please send questions or concerns to John Prueitt, Ad Council
chairperson, or Pastor David.
NURTURE AND CONGREGATIONAL CARE
Our church’s Good Samaritan Fund is ready to assist any church members who are experiencing personal
or household emergencies due to unemployment or health or other conditions. Please be in contact with
Pastor David if you are in need. Donations to the Good Samaritan Fund are always appreciated.