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COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE

Queen Anne UMC is working diligently to care for both body and spirit during the COVID-19 outbreak in our area. Details about ministries, group use of our facility, and worship will be fluid while this pandemic is ongoing. For the most up to date information, please visit our Facebook page.

Dear Friends, out of an abundance of caution, we do not know when in-person worship will resume. We pray for the day when we can safely return to embodied community. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has extended the suspension of in person worship and church facility use, except for essential ministries, for now, but we really do not know when we will resume. Because of the long term duration of this suspension, it is imperative that you reach out to one another in love. For more information on Bishop Stanovsky’s announcement, please see the announcement at the following link: http://greaternw.org/greater-nw-area-blog/.

Queen Anne UMC is gathering online for worship each Sunday. There are two ways to join. Email us your interest and we will send you a pre-recorded service that includes our traditional order of service AND/OR we will send you a link to our 11:15 AM ZOOM worship that includes only prayers and the Eucharist.

Church is a primary community. It is a place where people become known and loved. We understand that closing in person worship might result in social isolation for some people and lead to increased depression and emotional stress. If you are in need of conversation at this time, the WA Warm Line is a peer staffed line for people with emotional challenges who are seeking conversation. Not a crisis line, it is staffed by peers who have also struggled with depression and other mental health challenges. The number for the Warm Line is 877-500-9276. The United Methodist Upper Room (like our devotion books) also has a prayer room, where you can request prayer. They also have links to hotlines in case you need immediate help with something. We also know that people need prayer and care. Churches also provide the greater community a place to gather for both social and health needs. Know that we are trying to prioritize needs as best we can during the uncertain times. If you have a prayer need, please call the office at (206) 282-4307 or email us at office@qaumc.org and leave a message. If you become ill and need groceries or medication picked up for you, call us. We are family in Christ. In our baptismal covenant we promise to live by the example of Christ and to surround one another in a community of love. Let us do that this and every week.

Let us hold all affected by COVID-19 in prayer, including first responders, public health officials, and medical personnel, as well as families and those with confirmed cases. Let us also hold our larger community in prayers as people stay home and perhaps lose wages and social support.

Peace.