I think we can all agree that COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on our day-to-day lives. 2020 has been a year characterized by isolation, upended schedules, mental exhaustion, financial hardship, and devastating loss of life. And as much as we’ve all had to cope with the different forms of disruption created by this virus, the doctors, nurses, and staff at our hospitals have been pushed to their limits physically and emotionally as they’ve tried to keep up with the role COVID-19 has played in our community.
During the month of September, we would like to invite you to join in First UMC’s continued efforts to Be The Church by serving as a source of encouragement and appreciation to the hospital workers who have labored so hard to keep us well and to care for those we love. We will be collecting snacks and encouraging notes to take to Citizens, DeTar Navarro, and DeTar North to give the workers a little pick-me-up in their breakrooms and to let them know that they remain in our thoughts and prayers. If you would like to contribute to this outreach project, you can drop off individual-sized, prepackaged snacks and handwritten notes (3 copies for the 3 hospitals) to the church office through Monday, September 28th.
Or if you’d rather make a financial contribution and have us do the shopping, you can do that, too, by giving on our church website (fumcvictoria.com) or mailing a check and designating your gift as “Hospital Outreach.”
Thank you for helping make a difference!