So great to internet-meet you! Fill out a connection card if you’d like to get connected.
To sign up for our Weekly Rundown to stay in-the-know of things happening around here, subscribe here!
*We’re also sending out a bi-weekly quarantine support email to provide you with laughs & tips and tricks for health throughout this whole thing. Subscribe here!
John will also be doing a midweek Q&A on Facebook Live about the sermon Wednesdays at 8pm. Make sure to send in your questions about the sermon on Sundays in the video comments or to firstname.lastname@example.org!
It’s important that we keep prayer at the forefront during all of this.
We will have Zoom calls for prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am, 12pm and 9pm. Each call will last no longer than 30 minutes. Every meeting uses the same meeting ID!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 350 178
Because of your generosity, we’ve been able to respond to financial needs in our community and city during this time. Your continued giving is so important during this time. If you’ve been impacted in a big way by this, please let us know how we can support you.
There are a couple of volunteer opportunities you can get involved in:
–Henrico/RVA Health Dept
They’re trying to get 40 people who would be willing to get trained on how to administer test kits so they are ready when the time comes. They will also need volunteers to help field calls from 8am-8pm. If you’re interested in helping out, fill out this form!
They are in need of volunteers that can work in the kitchen preparing and packaging meals as well as volunteers that are available to deliver Meals on Wheels meals to seniors. Volunteer Application Form: https://bit.ly/3908e2N
-Henrico County Public Schools
Accepting food donations for students and their families. Details here: https://bit.ly/3djyqJ9
-Little Hands VA
Little Hands VA provides essential items and support for parents- they’re in need of essentials like diapers, diaper cream, baby lotion, and soap! Check out what they need and how you can help here.
-HandsOnRVA for RPS
There are still volunteer spots open to help with food distribution for kids and families that have been affected by schools closing and food insecurity. Find a time to go and help here.
-American Red Cross
With blood donation events being cancelled, the Red Cross is in urgent need of blood- find a location to give blood here.
A lot of the homeless have fortunately been relocated to hotels, so they have shelter at the moment, but lack food. A lot of food kitchens have been shut down because of the virus and Blessing Warriors needs all kinds of canned foods (fruit & veggies too) that don’t require a can opener to open and can be heated in a microwave! Drop them off outside the front of U-Turn. They have also created an Amazon wish list to help those they serve- check it out here!)
-VA Kids Belong
Virginia can’t afford a dire foster parent shortage while also facing an increase of kids in care because of an uptick in abuse and neglect cases. (Teachers are the top reporters of abuse and neglect.) VA Kids Belong is collecting items for Foster Care Survival Kits to be distributed via a drive thru to at-risk families as well as foster, kinship and adoptive families.
-Into the Neighborhood
As a church, we’ve “adopted” a recovery house through Into the Neighborhood. Into the Neighborhood’s mission is all about loving God and loving thy neighbor. As a part of their ministry, they’ve been discipling men and women in the Richmond Jail, and then they continue to walk alongside them as they come out of jail and transition into recovery communities. Many of the men and women in the recovery houses have jobs, but due to the virus, some of their hours have been cut/they’re at risk of losing their jobs altogether. So by adopting the house, we’re looking to take the burden of paying for some household essentials and groceries off of their plates. We need a small team of volunteers involved to do some shopping for items that the house needs and drop those items off. If you’d like to help with this, email email@example.com.
Fabric masks needed! There’s been a lot of debate and back and forth as to who could benefit from fabric masks, where to take them, etc… but at this point, we know that they are needed at different doctors offices, certain medical facilities, and even nursings homes. So, let’s get to work!
If you are able to sew and follow a simple pattern, sign up here.
Hill City Kids
-We’ll be going live on the @hillcitykids Instagram for story time two times a week: Pre-school will be Mondays at 10am and Elementary will be Wednesdays at 10am. We’re also having a drive-thru on Saturdays from 12-2pm so you can pick up an activity bag for your kiddos to go along with Sunday’s lesson!
-We want your kids to stay connected to their small group leaders and provide some social interaction! Download the Marco Polo app and look for your child’s small group leader!
GOT TIME ON YOUR HANDS?
–The Bible Project makes short-form, fully animated Bible videos and other Bible resources to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.