Mediator's Response during COVID-19

Our Communication, Next Steps, Re-entry Task Team Updates and Resources, and Mediator Worship Circles

Sunday Evening Mediator Worship Circle Suspended

October 20, 2020

Due to recent changes in the weather and a rise in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Sunday Evening services are suspended through the remainder of this year. We are continuing our Sunday Morning Zoom services. Click here to join us on Zoom or follow up with our live stream on our Facebook page by clicking here.

Re-entry Task Team Updates and Resources

Team members:

Email the task team – email

Linda Anderson (Chair) – email
Mother Darlene (Rector) – email
Paul Cromhecke (Sr. Warden) – email
Jan Anderson (Jr. Warden) – email
Susie Holden – email
Kathleen Hogan-Garrett- email
Carol Grant – email
David Lewis – email

Meetings and brief summary of discussion

Next Meeting – TBD

Sep 10 – Planning for Sep 13 gathering. The registration link is now available.

Aug 24 – Plan for Our Celebration of New Ministry outdoor event

Aug 13 – The Aug 6th Mediator Worship Circle was discussed and deemed a success. Additional gathers are scheduled for Aug 20 (at Mtr. Darlene & Jon Kuhn’s home), Aug 30 (at Mediator outside beginning at 630pm MI time).
Weekly gatherings will also be held on Sunday’s at 630pm (MI time) at Mediator outside. A review of indoor seating occurred, but additional seating strategies are still needed before a final plan can be presented to the Vestry.

Aug 6 – Mtr Darlene, Kathleen Hogan-Garrett, and David Lewis met in the sanctuary to begin measuring for indoor services (when approved by Mediator’s vestry)

July 30 – chair selected, recap of July 23 meeting, agreement on small outdoor group gathering dates and locations with a 3rd possible gathering to held at Mediator (outside location TBD)

July 23 – kickoff meeting with some roll playing and how to respond, agreement on small outdoor group gatherings with a max of 10 people

Next
Steps

  • NEW – Sunday Evening Worship Circles have ended due to a change in the weather. 
  • An Oct 4th MWC is now being planned and will also be a Pet Blessing, so bring your pets
  • The Aug 30th MWC is now changing to a Celebration of Our New Ministry. See the Communication column to the right for details and the Mediatorite (Aug 23).
  • Plan for each Sunday evenging MWC in Sept @ Mediator beginning at 630pm (MI time)
  • Continue planning for Aug 20th MWC gathering held at Mtr. Darlene & Jon’s home (outside)
  • Review Aug 8th first MWC gathering pros/cons

Mediator Worship Circles (MWC)

NEWS ALERT: Effective Oct 19, Sunday Evening Outdoor Worship Circles have ended for the season due to changes in the weather

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

 

Communication
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Oct 20: Due to recent changes in the weather and a rise in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Sunday Evening services are suspended through the remainder of this year.

Aug 20: We’re thrilled to let you know we will be holding a Celebration of Our New Ministry, including Communion, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 6:30pm (MI time) on the back lawn of The Episcopal Church of the Mediator. All are invited to attend. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and an umbrella is recommended to provide shade from the sun. Face masks are mandatory and social distancing will be required. Hand sanitizer will be available.
The Reverend Canon Bill Spaid will join us to represent the Diocese. To read more, click here.
Click here to register to attend.

Aug 10: As we all cope with the on-going pandemic, what are our next steps at Mediator?

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