March 30, 2020
The staff at Pilgrim Firs are doing something heroic. Within days of reaching out to offer their site, they were contacted by the county to be evaluated as an overflow site for local homeless shelters that could not provide adequate physical distancing for those who were healthy or those who had cases of COVID-19 that didn’t require hospitalization. After several very quick days of conversation that evaluated the site for appropriate distancing for guests, the protection of employees and appropriate county health department staffing, the final agreements were signed. Pilgrim Firs will soon begin hosting families and individuals who, for a while, will have their home at camp.
Last year, the board approved a new mission statement for Pilgrim Firs: “Pilgrim Firs provides a sacred oasis for creativity and community.” They are truly living into that mission in a courageous and loving way for this moment and time.
We can support all this good work happening on all the levels of the churches in our Conference. These days are going to be hard but everything we can do and share helps save lives.
Go to the conference website (www.pncucc.org), click on the DONATE button and give to the work of your conference and camps as we:
• Support and lead ministry in new ways
• Network on the regional and denominational level to get you the information and resources you need and begin to plan for recovery in the future.
The work of all of us as a whole Conference is doing some amazingly good things. We are saving lives and reducing suffering as we serve God and God’s people. May we continue to support and participate in that good work in every way we can.—Rev. Mike Denton, Conference Minister
Plymouth Church UCC stands with you in responding to the coronavirus. Our BUILDING IS CLOSED in keeping with the "STAY AT HOME" order of the Governor and Health Dept. recommendations, until further notice.
Church staff are mostly working remotely. Pastoral care is via telephone (206.622.4865 *833) checked daily or email. If you have personal concerns, need to contact someone on staff or contact a minister: Click here for email addresses or call 206.622.4865, checked daily. Staff respond daily. Continue to our HOME PAGE by clicking the "X" in the upper right corner for priority information.