St. Alban’s Building Is Working Towards Reopening
September 30 Update
St. Alban’s is still closed to in-person worship, though services continue online.
The Re-gathering Team continues to meet regularly. Progress has been made in developing agreements and cleaning protocols for outside groups that use the church building. With the fall weather here, the AA groups will be moving inside from the parking lot to meet. Worthmore Academy opened at the start of the new school year with masks and distancing practices in place.
The plan for re-gathering for Sunday services will be completed and sent to the Diocese for approval soon. A “hybrid” model will be used where attendees can be in-person or continue to join the service online. New technical equipment funded by a grant from the Center for Congregations will allow for streaming the service live from the sanctuary to those online.
To keep connected, we will be sending frequent emails and Facebook posts with prayers, ideas, and check-ins.
The greatest concern, of course, is for the vulnerable among us. Jesus teaches us to regard the “least of these” with utmost care, concern and love. To love one another as Christ, himself, loves us.
We encourage you to continue good hand and surface hygiene, social distancing, and good choices that will keep you and those around you healthy and safe.
AND always remember: GOD LOVES YOU!
We have a few tomato plants and collards still producing, but the rest of the garden has been put to bed for the winter season. Nearly 7,000 pounds of vegetables were harvested and delivered to local food pantries, especially our main partner, Lawrence Cupboard. See you next spring!
Thank you volunteers!
Around 40 total volunteers contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer time this year planting, weeding, nurturing and harvesting. Thank you!
Garden planning for the 2021 season begins soon. We have a number of needs identified: a shed for tools and equipment, a tiller, fenceposts, hand tools and more. If you would like to contribute, contact us at [email protected].
For information about the Peace Garden, see our website.