during covid-19


Within a matter of days, the whole world has turned upside down, and we find ourselves hunkering down in our homes, practicing "social distancing," this practice that public health leaders tell us is so important to prevent the exponential spread of the Coronavirus.

Many of us are juggling working from home while simultaneously caring for children and even homeschooling. Some have lost work. Others are dealing with concerns around our health and well-being or the safety of our families. In so many ways, this is a challenging time. Maybe more than ever, we need each other.



Please join us on Sunday mornings via Zoom (10 am Summer Worship, through Labor Day) for a time of worship and fellowship. We will continue to worship, share music, lift up our joys and concerns, pray together, and even share Communion from the safety of our homes. 

We realize how important it is to have a faith community — a church family with whom we can share our concerns and celebrations, whom we can rely on for prayer and support. Currently we are scheduling small outdoor gatherings, including occasional outdoor worship during the summer months. Truly, we are in this together, and we'll get through it together, with the help of God, whose love surrounds us and unites us and sustains us through all the joys and struggles of life.


a Reflection by Brother Richard Hendrick

Yes, there is fear.

Yes, there is isolation.

Yes, there is panic buying.

Yes, there is sickness.

Yes, there is even death.


they say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

you can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

the sky is no longer thick with fumes

but blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

people are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighbourhood

so that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today churches, synagogues, mosques and temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary.

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting.

All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way.

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

to how big we really are,

to how little control we really have,

to what really matters,

to Love.

So we pray and we remember that

yes, there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes, there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes, there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes, there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul.

Yes, there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

the birds are singing again,

the sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

and we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

and though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,


— Brother Richard Hendrick, OFM Cap.  13 March 2020