While we all are feeling unease in our new situations, there are some ways in which you can still help others and your church as you are able.
Pray for those who are affected by this virus, those who are ill, the medical professionals treating them, the scientists working on vaccines and cures, those with mental health concerns, and the leaders making tough decisions in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus and keep us safe, as well as those who are feeling lonely and isolated at this time.
Social distancing is important at this time, keeping gatherings to less than 10 persons and keeping a 6-foot distance between yourself and others. Unfortunately, this can also lead to social isolation unless we are intentional about reaching out to call, text and email one another. Check in regularly with family, friends and neighbors, especially those who are in high risk categories.
Take inventory of items you may have in abundance that you can share with folks in our community who may be in need. Contact the Fort Mill Care Center (803-547-7620) and other area agencies to find out what they need and the best way to deliver these items to them.
SHINE THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
As the virus spreads, many health care professionals will be working long hours. Retail salespeople and restaurant workers will be working reduced hours and receiving reduced incomes. Consider ways you can bless these persons with the light of Christ through acts of kindness and notes or words of appreciation.
Shop Online and use www.smile.amazon.com designating Philadelphia United Methodist Church your charity. They will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. PUMC direct link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0732589
Please continue your financial support of the work of the church. Our mission and mission related efforts haven’t stopped and are needed now more than ever. Consider setting up your tithes and offerings to be automatically given if you haven’t done this yet. You can give your tithes and offerings in any of the following ways:
- Online: visit our website http://pumcfortmill.org/give
- App: download GivePlus, type Philadelphia UMC and follow the prompts.
- Text: 844-281-2004 and enter the amount you wish to give and follow the prompts.
- Mail: a check to the church PUMC, Attn: Finance
1691 Hwy 160W,
Fort Mill, SC 29708
- Zelle: app using your draft from your bank account.
- Bill Pay: contact your financial Institution.
We have volunteers able to pick up prescriptions or groceries. If you need some assistance, please call Cindi Cahaly at 803-493-5440. If you need Pastoral assistance, Pastor’s Becky may be reached via cell number 803-470-3913.