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COVID-19 Updates

Worship

We have in-person worship at 8 & 10 am on Sunday mornings.  Masks are required for non-vaccinated people.  As of August 25, Bishop Rowe is now strongly recommending masks for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
We are continuing to broadcast Morning Prayer at 10 am on Sunday on our Facebook page & post it on our Vimeo channel.  You can find the bulletin here.

Parish Events

Some of our parish events have resumed meeting in-person with masks & social distancing.  Others are remaining on Zoom.  Subscribe to our e-newsletter for up to date information and links.

Puzzle Exchange

We have a puzzle exchange located in the garden area in front of our building.  It works like the little free libraries. Bring the puzzles that you have finished and pick up a new one or two.  We are suggesting that you leave the puzzles in your trunk or garage for a day or two (Johns Hopkins says the virus might live up to 24 hours on cardboard).

Outreach Opportunities

As Christians we are called to Love God, Love Neighbor & Change the World.
Here are some ways that we can take action to change the world.

1. Participate in Walk Off Hunger
Walk Off Hunger is the annual Fundraiser for FeedMoreWNY.  The Clarence Clergy Association has once again set up a route this year, and St. Paul’s is invited to participate.

Walk Off Hunger is happening on October 17.  People are being asked to walk 2-3 miles to raise money and awareness about hunger in Western New York.  The Clarence churches will gather at 1 p.m. on October 17 in the parking lot of Clarence Presbyterian Church and go to Town Park on Main St. and back.  The route is along the sidewalks on Main St.  This route is about 3 miles long.  It is relatively flat.

The suggested donation for walkers is $25 for adults, children are no charge.  Once you have registered you can set up your own fundraising page to ask friends and family to support you.  To sign up, go to feedmorewny.org/walk-off-hunger.

 

2. Address unequal opportunities
In the Buffalo region more than 50% of the children live in poverty.  That means that more than half the children in our region don’t have the access to technology, educational opportunities and enrichment activities that most of the children in our congregation do.

The Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable issued a report in 2018 about the inequities in our region and what we could gain as a community if they were addressed.  You can find the report here – https://cfgb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/racial-equity-dividend-report-2018.pdf

Say Yes Buffalo has started a drive to provide reliable technology to students in Buffalo.  You can find the link to the drive here (https://sayyesbuffalo.wedid.it/campaigns/7543)

 

2. Write to your elected representatives and express your opinion
You can find information on the Erie County Legislature here – https://www2.erie.gov/legislature/
You can find information on the State Legislature here – https://nyassembly.gov/ & here https://www.nysenate.gov/

 

3. Volunteer for Hearts & Hands Faith in Action
This is a group of volunteers that help senior citizens in our communities.  You can grocery shop, provide transportation to appointments, be a phone buddy to help someone stay connected or help with home repairs & yard work.

Find more information here  –  https://hnhcares.org/