Events at the meetinghouse are currently suspended through August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes meetings for worship, committee and small group meetings, and outside rentals of the building.
We encourage all in our community to enter silent worship from your own home during our regular Meeting times to continue our worship as a community. The times for those Meetings are Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
TCFM is also offering online worship via Zoom at our regular worship times. Please contact the office for the link to join.
If you are part of a TCFM committee, you may use our Zoom account to meet online. Contact the office, (651) 699-6995 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to ask about meeting via Zoom.
Updates on online activities are included with our weekly announcement sheet and monthly newsletter; contact the office to get on the email list.
During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel the loss of in-person connections within the Meeting and are concerned for the isolation of many, especially those for whom computer technology does not provide a sense of connection. We are mindful that even though new guidance permits gatherings of 10 people or less, health professionals advise that those gatherings exclude people over age 65 and those with underlying health conditions. Sponsoring a gathering while excluding many does not sit well with us.
Having resolved the question of in-person gatherings for the summer, we hope that the attention of the Meeting can focus on how we care for each other in these times and what we are called to do in the larger community. A number of people within the Meeting have taken steps to support relief organizations and individuals in need. The Peace and Justice and the Racial Justice committees are each giving half of their annual budgets to the Department of Indian Work of Interfaith Action to support the food shelf. Let’s devote concerted attention to discerning our work in the world during this time of pandemic and racial injustice. We will have a chance to discuss this further during our online Meetings for Worship with Attention to Business on Zoom, as well as in other forums.
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We will not return to the old “normal” when the pandemic is over. Instead, let's discern together how to live into a world of more love, more justice, more care for the earth, more peace.