Mediator & COVID-19

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

Visit the Berrien County Health Department site to find information about local vaccination options.

Visit the State of Michigan COVID-19 site for statewide information.

For those living outside Berrien County or MI, please follow your local resources for Vaccine and COVID-19 information or click here to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

NEW Dioceses Announce move to Phase 3

Added June 17, 2021

On June 11, the Dioceses of Eastern & Western Michigan announced we will enter Phase 3 beginning July 1. Mediator’s first Sunday to be fully open will be Sunday, July 4. We plan to gather outdoors and will have an Ice Cream Social immediately following the service. Watch for more information and details to follow.

You can read the Dioceses announcement by clicking here.

The Episcopal Church Stand on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted Feb 23, 2021

The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has developed a toolkit for individuals, congregations, and ministries to facilitate and promote COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States. This toolkit promotes the ongoing work that parishes and dioceses have already been doing, shares best practices, and offers ideas for ways that communities can help U.S.- based Episcopalians to facilitate vaccination, overcome vaccine hesitancy, and find information from state and local officials. Churches and church leaders (lay and ordained) can serve as an important trusted bridge between public health officials and communities.

In his public service announcement encouraging vaccination, Presiding Bishop Curry says, “This vaccine can prevent the COVID-19 virus. It can help you. It can help those who you love. It can help us all. The Bible says you should love your neighbor as yourself. And getting this vaccine, as well as wearing your face mask, and keeping social distanced, and out of crowds, these are some simple and real ways that we can love our neighbor as ourselves. To love our neighbor, and while you’re at it to love yourself.”

“As a part of our work beyond the church walls, Episcopalians around the U.S. partner with the government all the time to help address problems in our communities, and combatting COVID-19 is no exception,” said Canon C.K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church. “We can not only encourage our fellow Episcopalians to get vaccinated to help us return to normal, but churches can ask their local health departments how they can best serve their community in vaccine distribution.”

The toolkit includes 10 actions churches can take to help get everyone vaccinated and resources from the U.S. government on vaccine rollout including links to every state and territory’s vaccine resources page, information on overcoming vaccine hesitancy, and even sample messaging.

Click here to watch the video by Bishop Curry and to read more, including a review of the Toolkit.

Re-entry Task Team Updates and Resources

Team members:

Email the task team – email

Linda Anderson (Chair) – email
Mother Darlene (Rector) – email
David Lewis (Sr. Warden) – email
Paul Cromhecke (Jr. Warden) – email
Jan Anderson – email
Susan Collins – email
Carol Grant – email

Meetings and brief summary of discussion

Next Meeting – Apr. 26, 2021 outside at the church

2020 Meetings & Summary Info: click here

Next
Steps

  • The Re-entry Team recommended we reopen beginning with outdoor worship starting May 23 followed by indoor worship beginning June 13. The Vestry agreed with the recommendation on May 6, 2021.
  • At the Feb 21, 2021 Vestry Meeting, all agreed it was time to bring the Re-entry Team back together

Click here to read the 2020 Next Steps archived info

Mediator Worship Circles (MWC)

2020 Sunday Evening Outdoor Worship Circles ended for the season

Photo links:
Click here to view the Apart, Yet Together photo album page

 

Communication
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2020 Communication: click here

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