Dearest Holy Way Friends,                                                                                                              May 22 2021

 

It was so good to see you last weekend and visit with many of you this week too! We are really getting back into the swing of things, and looking forward to another beautiful service tomorrow morning at 9:30am. I have given it some thought, and would like to check in with you like this on a weekly basis and give you updates. This way, we will function more like a family unit…and  have good communication.

 

Right now please continue to wear masks, sanitize hands, don’t sit in rows with tape, leave 2 chairs empty between your Family Group or Friend Group, and please try to keep a social distance.

 

For those unable to attend at the Sanctuary, we offer two options:

 

Live Stream: https://www.holywaytucson.org/online-streaming-service

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86540936099?pwd=MXIrYlJNSXB4cHcwYWpwQ3FOalpHZz09                                         

 

Meeting ID: 865 4093 6099

Passcode: 915716

 

Other Ways to Participate during the week (Fresh Links):

 

Sermon Debrief Bible Study - Tuesday at 10:00am via Zoom

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84450290290?pwd=cUpjNlI1d2dPN2FqVW11SnJhU2o0dz09

 

Meeting ID: 844 5029 0290

Passcode: 820134

 

2.  Thoughtful Thursdays - Thursday at 10:00am via Zoom

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81160805515?pwd=MjV6eUhKelJjMExmNHhobzJscjNYQT09

 

 

Meeting ID: 811 6080 5515

Passcode: 491660

                                             Areas We Could Use Some Help

 

1.       The sign out front needs to have the letters changed once every 6 weeks when I change my sermon series. Is someone willing/able to do that for us?

 

2.       Now that we are open again, we are looking forward to growing!! We really need more ushers and greeters. If you would like to help this team, please sign up on the clip board under where the name badges are and Linda Swibold will contact you.  Thank you so much!

 

3.       We love supporting our Cafe’ Justo Coffee organization in Mexico, and with the church being closed for so long, our inventory has been sitting. So for the next couple weeks we are running a special, buy one bag at $10, and get the second one FREE! That’s a great deal for you, and does not change the money we send to them. See Don Kimball after church in the outside courtyard to purchase your “BOGO” (buy one, get one) coffee.

 

Last thing. Kathy and I are working hard to get the office in order and make some upgrades in communication with what we have. I now have an e-mail that you can reach me at directly. PastorTina@HolyWayTucson.org.  Additionally, our office is closed on Fridays, which means your messages go to the machine. We are working on solving that too, but we are resolving one that at a time as fast as time allows.  If you need to reach me, and I am out visiting people, please try my e-mail.

 

Also, remember to invite your friends and family to service tomorrow, and forward this e-mail to people from the Holy Way that we may not have on our list. We are all in this together. We have been closed a long time, and we may have un-intentionally lost numbers or e-mails, so if you know of people please let us know, I will reach out to them personally.

 

Blessings to each of you,

 

Pastor Tina                                              

Dearest Holy Way Friends,                                                                                          May 10, 2021


      I am writing you with some good news. After thoughtful consideration and careful planning, Session has voted to re-open The Holy Way this weekend, May 16th for in-person services. We are all very excited and looking forward to being together again in worship. 

       I would like to first thank the Health Task Force and its chair Dee Ellis, for their incredible work in developing the COVID-19 Reopening Protocols for The Holy Way. This Task Force has been meeting frequently this past year to develop safety measures for us that follow the CDC guidelines for inside gatherings. So, with that said, for us to gather together, we will all need to make some adjustments to keep safe. Here is where we need your help for a successful service on Sunday.


1. Please call or e-mail Kathy at the office to reserve your spot and let us know how many in your group will attend. (We are limited to 50 people, but will add a service if needed) Office 520-883-9417. Email Kathy@holywaytucson.org


2. Please wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth at all times (even if you have been vaccinated).


3. Please wash hands thoroughly before leaving home, then sanitize your hands at one of the two outdoor stations before you enter the Narthex.

 

4. Please don’t sit in rows with tape. And, Please leave 2 chairs empty between your Family Group or Friend Group.

 

5. Bulletins will be in baskets as you enter the sanctuary, along with offering envelops. The offering baskets will be available as you exit the sanctuary.


 

     One last thing. I am asking for your grace and patience. While this gathering time is going to be wonderful, I am sure it is going to be awkward too. We are trying Streaming and Zooming for the first time. We will all have masks on, and will be trying to figure out who is who? No one has been trained for this. It might even feel like a fire drill! But, I ask of you, come with an open heart, to see your friends, to fellowship, to commune with the Lord…to laugh! I know one thing for certain…We will be together! So just come!


 

In Christ’s Service,


 

Your Pastor, Tina

Dear Holy Way Members and Friends,                                                                                                           May 26, 2021

 

We have shared two beautiful weeks of in-person services at the Holy Way, and hope that you have enjoyed them either in the Sanctuary or on live streaming.           

          As you probably know, in recent weeks the CDC has made some significant changes to the COVID-19 guidelines regarding mask wearing. After prayerful consideration, Session has approved some modifications to our own gathering protocol’s.

          You are welcome to continue wearing masks to a Holy Way in-person service, but you are no longer required to. We are asking that each person take personal responsibility, make their own choice, and be mindful of others who may or may not be vaccinated. We ask that each person remembers to love one another, while trying to be committed to practicing wisdom and discernment. Also, we no longer require our staff or volunteers to wear face coverings, but support those who wish to do so.

          Hand sanitizer is still available as you enter the building and we encourage you to continue to sanitize your hands before entering the building, as well as maintaining social distancing. If you are in a high risk health category, please speak to your medical professional if it is safe for you to attend in-person services.

          Also, if you, or someone whom you have had contact with has flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and join us online for our live streamed service at 9:30am.

 

Something New to Enhance your Live Streaming Experience! We have added the “Order of Worship” now to our website, so you can follow along, and sing the hymns from home or your on-the-go location. You can find this link at www.holywaytucson.org

 

For those unable to attend at the Sanctuary, we offer two options:

 

Live Stream: https://www.holywaytucson.org/online-streaming-service

 

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Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86540936099?pwd=MXIrYlJNSXB4cHcwYWpwQ3FOalpHZz09                                         

 

Meeting ID: 865 4093 6099

Passcode: 915716

 

Other Ways to Participate during the week:

 

Sermon Debrief Bible Study - Tuesday at 10:00am via Zoom

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84450290290?pwd=cUpjNlI1d2dPN2FqVW11SnJhU2o0dz09

 

Meeting ID: 844 5029 0290

Passcode: 820134

 

2.  Thoughtful Thursdays - Thursday at 10:00am via Zoom

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81160805515?pwd=MjV6eUhKelJjMExmNHhobzJscjNYQT09

 

 

Meeting ID: 811 6080 5515

Passcode: 491660

 

Looking forward to see you Sunday!

 

Pastor Tina

PastorTina@HolyWayTuscon.org

 

P.S.  Our Office will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st