COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES


Worship God - virtual worship only through June 7

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

This is a great opportunity to cultivate some sacred space in your home for worship this week.

Palm Sunday, April 5
  • We are not distributing palms this year. Instead, we encourage you to make your own palm! Get creative and use materials on hand. You may also download this coloring sheet to print and cut out a palm to wave when we worship together on zoom!

Maundy Thursday, April 9

Good Friday, April 10

Easter Sunday, April 12

Online worship experience at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays

Zoom Instructions


Podcast

Wednesday Personal Prayer 

  • Canceled indefinitely

Daily Morning and Evening Prayer


Following worship this past week someone requested that we embrace the practice of daily prayer as a community during this hard season of life. So, every day at 8 a.m and 8 p.m. we will lead a short (less than ten minute) morning or evening prayer on Facebook. Even if you don't have a Facebook account you can view the videos www.facebook.com/pg/cumcballston/videos/


Serve Others

Friday Feeding Program

  • At this time we're limited our opportunities for volunteering on Thursdays and Fridays for our weekly meal program. Gene and Jeanie will continue providing bag lunches to go on Friday mornings for our guests.

Little Free Pantry

  • A regular Friday morning volunteer and neighbor of the church is helping to restock our Little Free Pantry with non-perishable items from our church’s store-room. You are welcome to drop off non-perishable items in the Little Free Pantry located in the yard along Stafford Street.

Congregational Care

  • Please take some time every week to check in on one another. A phone call or text to ask someone how they're doing might be the way that God needs you to serve right now.

Volunteer Arlington


Embrace All

How to stay connected and informed?

Virginia Annual Conference https://www.vaumc.org/Coronavirus2020
Central UMC www.cumcballston.org/covid updated as needed 

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Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Lenten Study: The Atonement

https://zoom.us/j/894998226?pwd=Umo3d05yYzdYWE5lb0FDRnlMTUl6dz09
Meeting ID: 894 998 226, Password: 373231
Call in by phone: 301 715 8592, Meeting ID: 894 998 226 #

Lenten Dinners are canceled

Virtual "Buddy Bench"

http://zoom.us/j/7035278844

New Virtual Small Group


Amy has volunteered to lead a new small group for spiritual growth and social connection during this time of physical isolation. If you're interested in joining please email her at amy@cumcballston.orgWhen you email Amy please let her know the answers to these questions:
  • What is your name?
  • What days of the week and times would work best for you?
  • What kinds of things do you enjoying during this time? (watching movies, sewing, knitting,  reading books, doing artwork, listening to music and/or podcast, going for a walk, working out at home, ...)
  • What are you interested in having conversations about during our time together?
  • Would you be interested in sharing a story and/or reading scripture or prayer during our time together?

Looking for a simple workout and devotional?

Amy is offering a free workout and devotional session via zoom! All ages and activities levels welcome. Join on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 4:45 p.m. Email her at amy@cumcballston.org to get the zoom room log in.

Children's Ministry Resources


Ongoing pastoral care concerns

Pastor John and Pastor Sarah recognize that concerns we all had prior to this public health crisis most likely remain a concern. If you need prayer for any reason please contact at jconway@cumcballston.org or call 703-527-8844x.3.


Resources for spiritual and emotional encouragement





Pandemic Hope Devotional (.pdf download)







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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Mar 20, 2020, 6:16 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 5:48 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 6:44 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 6:08 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 6:05 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Mar 20, 2020, 6:16 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Mar 20, 2020, 6:17 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 6:47 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 6:47 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Apr 2, 2020, 6:45 PM
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Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen,
Mar 20, 2020, 6:17 PM