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Presbytery Check-In - Shared screen with speaker view
lclausendemontes
16:17
Can we use the chat feature during this conversation as needed?
lclausendemontes
16:30
It's quite loud at my house
Richard Francis
16:34
Yes
John
17:14
sure
lclausendemontes
17:28
OK good, I don't want to blast everyone's speakers
uscsk8er
18:10
CDC recommends men shave their beards. What should we do, Ian?
David
18:31
You can only elieve about 1/2 of what he says
John
18:34
Armpits?
uscsk8er
18:37
OK just checking…
Richard Francis
18:37
Note to Cluster 3 in Prospect Hill: we are not meeting Friday. Repeat: NOT meeting Friday.
scrhill
18:38
I’m glad Austin just shaved.
lclausendemontes
18:51
Did everyone hear the press release from the Governor this noon declaring a public health disaster emergency in Iowa?
Richard Francis
19:01
Yes
lclausendemontes
19:23
poor Jennifer
lclausendemontes
19:44
that camera does not want to stay put, does it
uscsk8er
20:28
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day?
lclausendemontes
31:26
OneLicense and Presby Publishing are still free broadcasting licenses at the moment if I understand correctly. However, I agree we may like to do shorter bits like Ian said
scrhill
32:03
your background is amazing, Al.
uscsk8er
32:15
I wanna be where you are
Anna
32:35
What about offerings? What do we do about that if anything?
lclausendemontes
32:39
I'm thinking to do some Zooms through Iowa Faith Leadership Network for mutual support
lclausendemontes
32:57
Yes, Al, teach us your background ways.
KerryCarson
33:13
Is anyone keeping the church office open during the week or having the building open for people to drop by and pray?
james
34:05
we are still holding office hours if folks want to stop by.
scrhill
34:06
we have the option to give on-line and hope people will utilize that. i am sure our offering will take a huge hit, though. We are trying to keep at least one person here for normal office hours, but that is just this week. our building is open for our daycare, so people continue to come in and out frequently.
lclausendemontes
34:39
Offering--I've seen some wonderful examples of appeals letters asking people to maintain their offerings and add a bit extra for relief efforts
lclausendemontes
35:38
Here in town they're recommending closing church offices to the public, but having someone in the building to answer the phone for shortened office hours; emphasize ways to connect by phone, mail, or online
lclausendemontes
37:37
I'm hearing from a lot of places to postpone the big Easter celebration for when we can safely gather again; but to do something nice for 'broadcast' on the actual date.
lclausendemontes
41:29
Just a word of caution, though: it's not about the numbers, but controlling the size of your local outbreak. You'll still be breathing the same air
lclausendemontes
41:53
And if your deacons/ leadership team all get sick at the same time, you're in quite a pickle.
Al Polito
44:41
No meetings. Working from home. Secretary comes in the mornings. May not by end of week.
Ian McMullen
44:56
https://idph.iowa.gov/News/ArtMID/646/ArticleID/158309/Gov-Reynolds-issues-a-State-of-Public-Health-Disaster-Emergency
lclausendemontes
46:20
That makes sense. At Prairie Ridge we're continuing the group therapy sessions, although trying to space them out more--at least until we can find another option for telehealth
Richard Francis
47:12
When building is closed do you put a notice on the door with information about how to contact the pastor, etc.?
lclausendemontes
47:33
YES--great idea!
lclausendemontes
49:04
I'd like to see us try to keep up pay if at all possible
lclausendemontes
49:37
Especially if staff are in the high-risk categories for cleaning and office staff
lclausendemontes
53:03
Right--people may not have been able to stock up on stamps/ envelopes, good idea to send some along
james
53:44
can someone give an example of what their door closure sign might read?
lclausendemontes
54:06
No time like the present to start a Facebook page--FB also has a paypal option you can set up through your page.
lclausendemontes
54:39
It worked very well for us with the Discovery Center last year.
lclausendemontes
55:47
One of the best suggestions I saw this week was the pastor inviting everyone to think of the people they most love to see when they're at church--and then make a plan to call them and spend that time visiting with them
lclausendemontes
56:19
3% is common for many card-related gifts.
lclausendemontes
58:44
@James: "Friends in Christ, out of an abundance of concern for health and safety, our church building is closed at this time. However, we are available in the following ways and we would love to hear from you...." (list phone numbers, email, online options
james
01:01:18
Thank you
lclausendemontes
01:01:53
I think it's quite risky to gather even outdoors--can you really maintain social distance and still hear each other? Amen to the exclusion issue as well
Anna
01:02:18
There's also the point that there are those who cannot easily walk and who have underlying health issues.
lclausendemontes
01:03:51
That Carey Nieuhowf (sp?) article sent around with the Zoom link was awesome--a very good read on leading proactively
janchristensen
01:05:34
I heard at noon that the State of Iowa is allowing school lunches to continue. Some schools are putting together breakfast and lunches to hand out to kids who come once per day.
lclausendemontes
01:06:17
@excellent point on having community meals as the drive-up/ drop-off
Angie
01:06:49
Fareway will start opening from 8-9am for those age 65 and older, with health conditions, and expectant mothers starting tomorrow until further notice.
james
01:06:52
we are doing the same thing with our Shared blessings paper product distribution.
lclausendemontes
01:08:08
Yes, if your school district is doing the emergency program it, it covers all kids ages 1-18. Must have child present to receive lunch; mason city will deliver if needed
lclausendemontes
01:10:27
Iowa Faith Leadership Network will continue to post resources and host discussions on this
lclausendemontes
01:10:47
www.facebook.com/iowafaithleaders, and the leadership group is www.facebook.com/groups/iowafaithleaders
janchristensen
01:11:59
We have been using Presbyterian Outlook magazine’s online devotions for Lent. Outlook has many other resources available.
janchristensen
01:12:17
I really appreciate the zoom meetings!
james
01:12:38
These zoom meetings are very helpful! Thank you all.
Richard Francis
01:13:07
I will make my notes of this meeting available.
lclausendemontes
01:13:23
Thank you Richard! And Ian!
Kevin
01:13:28
Thanks for a good meeting...looking forward to meeting again next week.
lclausendemontes
01:14:13
Recordings of these meetings?
Angie
01:14:30
Excellent information! Thanks!
lclausendemontes
01:14:54
Are the other presbyteries having these meetings, and might we share this gathered wisdom with them via Iowa Presbyterians or other venue?
Julie Erkel Hagee
01:14:58
Can a link just be sent out to everyone?
Anna
01:15:27
how about creating a prayer wall that all can access?
Julie Erkel Hagee
01:16:02
Yes