Other Announcements

Youth Summer Mission Trip
Due to the pandemic, this summer’s mission trip has been canceled. We are sad to be unable to participate but agree with SSP’s decision to cancel for the safety of our youth and the community. Youth Group is grateful for the congregation’s generous support.
Donations will be applied toward Mission Trip 2021. 


Bishop's COVID-19 Notice #6, May 13, 2020
Worship Suspension and Building Closures Extended through June 15, 2020.

As bishop of the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church, I am extending the suspension of in-person worship in United Methodist Churches and other ministries and the closure of church facilities to all but essential services throughout the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences through June 15, 2020. This early in the phased reopening process, data on the spread of the virus is inconsistent and inconclusive. This date allows two more 14-day periods during which to assess whether COVID-19 cases are declining or increasing. Our churches will be on the leading edge of protecting public health, but not be on the leading edge of reopening at the risk of increasing exposures, infections and deaths.
Please follow the link if you'd like to read Bishop Stanovsky's entire article.  https://greaternw.org/bishops-covid-19-notice-6-may-13-2020/


There will be an All-Church Baby Shower for Rev. Katie, Nathan and Kahlan!
The Youth Group is sponsoring the Shower and our Care Team will be providing cake.  The date is yet to be determined, but the time may be after 2nd Service -- but we wanted to let everybody know that there is a shower planned. The "star" of the shower will very likely not be putting in an appearance - but her co-stars (at least Mom) will be there. (The second co-star will most likely have to stay home with the star -- you know how some stars can be such divas!).


They are on Amazon, so if you go to the registry, please sign in with your Amazon Smile (especially if you have BPUMC as your Smile partner!). You can also look under "Registry" & then Baby Registry, put in Katie's name and city/state.
They have many things listed - join together with your group & get some wonderful items.

NO CHOIR REHEARSALS TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
Our leadership has decided to close BPUMC through the end of April. We'll support that abundantly cautious move by postponing our cantata preparation until further notice. 
I'll miss you all. Please take all preventative measures you can! 
Darrell

NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition News
During this pandemic, I'm calling all my fellow friends and community members to ACTION. I want to encourage each of you to find a way to help your community in whatever capacity works for you.

Here is one way to help the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition support families in the Northeast Tacoma area...

1. Donate non-perishable food items and meat for us to distribute to local families in partnership with our local food bank and schools. Donations will be accepted Friday March 27 from 11am - 4pm at the Browns Point United Methodist Church 5339 Browns Point Blvd, Tacoma 98422. Families can shop at this food pantry from 4:30pm - 6:00pm Friday March 27.

2. Make a financial donation to the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition (donations are received through Browns Point PTA which is a 501(c)(3)). This is the quickest way for you to support our efforts. The Coalition can then use funds to purchase food supplies and other basic needs support to serve our families.

3. Ship food to the Coalition via our Amazon Wish List. Food will be shipped to a residential address so we can continue to receive donations during this time. However, please keep in mind that many of items we collect are out of stock. If you are unable to purchase food from our Amazon Wish List, consider making a financial donation.
Shop our Wish List here: http://bit.ly/NETHealthyKids

4. Check out the NE Healthy Kids Coalition website! https://www.nethealthykids.com/
We are so grateful for our NE Tacoma community and the many ways you support our local students and families. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Lenten Study Is postponed until further notice.

Lifetime Learners Luncheon - Watch for Updates
The guest speaker will be Dr. Joel Baker, Director, UW Puget Sound Institute and Science Director, Center for Urban Waters. Get this date on your calendar now so you can add to your life learning something new!

Care Team is looking for a few more and maybe new members!
These great people help provide meals to members who may have  had surgery, may be recuperating or may just need help. They provide transportation to appointments and help in so many other ways. Even if you could help 1 or 2 times a month or whatever works with your schedule, please think about helping. We don’t want to burn them out. See Carol Novotney about how you could help.

Fellowship Team Hospitality
This is an important part of our church and the Fellowship Team is an important part of that hospitality. The Fellowship Team consists of six teams of four or five persons or couples that provide coffee hour each twice a year. It involves making the coffee, setting out supplies, providing a snack, and tidying up. The snack can be as simple or as elaborate as brings YOU joy. Some people like to bake (some don’t). Some people love Costco (well who doesn’t). Cookies are fine! Would you like to join in the fun? There are openings on ALL of the teams. If you’re interested, contact Carey Morrill, Fellowship Team Leader at 253-202-5871 or mark your Connection Card.

Having Trouble Receiving Your E-Newsletter From BPUMC? 

Did you receive get the E-news that church was cancelled? In an effort to communicate and keep you posted as to what is going on at the church or in inclement weather, we are sending updates through our Enews, Church web page, and church facebook page. You can sign up for E-news via your connection card. The church web page is www.brownspointchurch.org. We can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/BrownsPointUMC/

If you are having trouble with any of the sources above, please email the church office so we can get you connected! If you are receiving your E-News sparatically, please check your junk/spam filter. If you find it in this box, please click "not junk" and move to your in box. This may need to be done several times before your server will realize it is not junk. 


Find Browns Point UMC On AmazonSmile

A simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop this holiday season. The added bonus is Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our church! Questions about how to set that up, please contact Rev. Katie. Smile.amazon.com and then shop!