As the states begin to consider plans to reopen businesses, the MSC is responding with a conference-wide initiative designed to minister to the needs of our communities, build relationships, and promote healthy practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
JUST LOVE: Masks-on
encourages Local MSC churches to provide homemade cloth masks for local, frontline workers in their neighborhood/community. As a connectional project, churches can have a significant impact on a regional level while serving in the unique context of communities ranging from rural to urban.
Many frontline workers in agencies and businesses throughout the Mountain Sky area currently lack adequate personal protection items when they come in contact with other workers and the general public. This need will continue to grow when more businesses begin to reopen.
Reaching out in a collaborative effort within the neighborhoods and communities they serve, congregations can respond to their individualized needs.
*If your congregation is already making masks for the community: Keep up the good work! Please report your efforts as outlined below so that we can include your story at Annual Conference.
Here's how it works:
1. Identify where masks may be needed and reach out to businesses that are open during the stay at home order, including but not limited to:
- grocery and convenience stores
- hardware stores
- take-out and food delivery
- food banks & other social service agencies
- nursing homes and group homes
2. In collaboration with
the business(es), determine what the need is and agree on a number of masks. Are there other partnerships to be formed, relationships to foster, prayers and words of grace to offer?
3. Make, bless or pray over, then deliver the masks.
4. With a card or kind word let the recipients know: “This is a gift of love for you – No strings attached.”
5. Report the number of masks here: https://mtnsky-reg.brtapp.com/JustLoveMaskson
And send one photo (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by May 31, 2020.