Response to COVID-19

Worship Updates

Worship with Us 3 Ways

Services are available at BLUMC in the following ways:

8:30 AM & 10:30 AM – In-Person: worship together in the church worship space (with social distancing).

8:30 AM – YouTube: worship online on the Beach Lake UMC YouTube channel.

8:30 AM – Drive-in: Listen to the worship service from the comfort of your car in the church parking lot, accompanied by fellow worshipers in their cars. Tune your radio to 107.3 FM.

Mask Guidelines Update

The mask-wearing mandate in the building and while singing is no longer. Individuals are welcome to keep wearing masks if that makes them comfortable. We ask that unvaccinated individuals wear masks when moving about the building, but they may remove them once seated. Please continue with social distancing and good hand washing practices.

Click here for bulletin.

To view worship services at a later time, click here.

Upper Room issue available for FREE Download

Since churches are unable to meet and gather safely in their buildings during the coronavirus pandemic, The Upper Room is offering the May/June 2020 issue, both in English and Spanish, as a free, downloadable PDF. The Upper Room has created short prayer resources to address specific needs. We are making Prayers For Hope, Prayers for Courage, Prayers for Illness, and Prayers for Comfort available at no cost for download. Download issue & Prayer booklets

The Upper Room also has created a web page featuring resources to help create and maintain spiritual wellness during anxious times. View resources

The Wednesday night Prayer Meeting at 5:30 PM is going high tech!

Please join us to continue the prayer meeting via phone. The number is a long-distance toll call - so if you don't have a toll-free phone plan, it will hit your phone bill as a toll call for 30 minutes if you join us.

The phone number to call in on is: 978-990-5111.

You will be asked to enter an access code and #. The access code is : 2814450.

We will be following the same format as our in-person prayer meetings.

The leader will read scripture and lead a short discussion on it. Then we will spend 10-15 minutes in private intercession, closing with us saying the Lord's Prayer and the group prayers: The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, the Serenity Prayer, the Wesley Covenant - Traditional Version, and the Unite 714 COVID 19 Prayer.

Playground

The Playground is now open to the public!

Thank you everyone who has had a hand in the playground rebuild!

We rejoice in your generosity to the children, youth, and families who used the playground over the last thirty-plus years.

When the green phase has ended, we will have a dedication to which all will be invited. We will get a date out to the community as soon as we know anything! Thank you again!

  • Please be aware someone has created a fake account with Bishop Park's name. They are soliciting gift cards. This is NOT the conference or Bishop Park, but a scam. Click here for tips on recognizing Social Engineering Red Flags.

  • Click here to read a message from Pastor Jim.

  • Please read this important letter from the BLUMC Finance Team.

New Opportunities for Reaching Out

With this time of social distancing, we have the opportunity to reach out in new ways.

Connect with us in the following ways:

· church website (beachlakeumc.com)

· Beach Lake United Methodist Church Facebook

· Instagram (beachlakeumc)

· YouTube (Beach Lake UMC)

Even when we can worship together again, we will continue providing worship services on these platforms so we remain connected as a Christian family in Jesus Christ.

How can you help?

Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Fund

In an increased effort to help those less fortunate, several entities in Wayne County have collaborated to create the "Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Fund", which is a central entity that will coordinate efforts to collect donations to address the food insecurity crisis that is ever-evolving in our community. Working with the Wayne County Pantry Program, families will be provided a box of food/groceries so they can prepare healthy dinners on a weekly basis.

Here is an opportunity for all of us to make a difference!

Please consider visiting the link below and do your part to help others in our wonderful community!

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E251390&id=4

or....send a check to:

Wayne Emergency Fund

c/o The Wayne County Community Foundation

214 Ninth Street

Honesdale, PA 18431

All donations are tax deductible as WCCF is a registered 501C3

PLEASE SHARE the link with friends and family.

Resources

Wayne County Food Assistance & Community Resources

During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, our community has demonstrated, yet again, how willing people are to help others. Click here for a list of all the food assistance programs that we are aware of, and we will continue to update this list as we learn of other offerings.

For those without internet access, call the Resource Line:

Unemployment Compensation Eligibility

Click here for Information for PA workers impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected bythe COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for guide.

Community Wellness

MONDAYS WITH MARIE

CHAIR EXERCISES ONLINE!

STARTING MONDAY, 4/20/20 AT 9:00 AM, MARIE WILL BE DOING A

HALF-HOUR LIVE CHAIR EXERCISES CLASS VIA ZOOM CLOUD

MEETINGS.

TO REGISTER, EMAIL MARY URSICH AT

mursich@waynecountypa.gov

COVID-19 : Behavioral Health Resources

The NCTSN and our partners are continuing to create resources to address the behavioral health needs of children, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19. Click here to review the latest.

PA Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs

Help for individuals with a substance abuse disorder or in recovery.

Click here for link.

Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission

These are challenging times, especially for those struggling with addiction.

We want you all to know that our office and all our staff remain committed to providing prevention services, supporting recovery and helping Wayne County residents access treatment as we always have.

We are using telehealth and telephone to serve those in need during this time. If you need additional recovery support or need help to get into treatment (including MAT) and begin your recovery journey, please call us at (570) 253-6022.

Remember all of our help is free and confidential and we have access to a large treatment network and will help you get the funding you need to pay for your treatment.

Don’t give in, get Help

Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation

Social distancing is very important right now, however, it can also be extremely isolating. Although most recovery meetings are not available in person right now, they are accessible online! Here are some resources that many are using right now to access vital recovery support:

#recoveryresources