Times are serious and most of us are experiencing stress and tension and uncertainty. Sometimes what we need is a distraction, or a time for coming together virtually for fellowship and fun. Our need for each other and for community is great during this time. We need each other. It’s why our deacons are reaching out to members and friends by phone, checking in to make sure everyone is OK. Many will find the enforced home stay difficult.
Recognizing that, Eastminster is offering several options of activities you can participate in without ever leaving your home. Below are explanations of some of what is currently happening with more to come.
Safe physical distancing still allows for sending mail: notes, cards, pictures, stickers, uplifting messages. Eastminster participants were able to sign up to be paired with a secret pen pal. Send each other old-fashioned notes and messages in the mail, using your “code name” to keep the identity a secret. When we are all reunited in person, we will reveal our secret identities to each other. Great for all ages – you can sign up as a household or as individuals.
What’s your favorite book? Recipe? Song? Each week in the Thursday email, Kristin will start a poll where you can share your favorites and find out the results from others the following week.
Neil Myer is going to start conducting a few Zoom interviews of the faith and life of different people in the Eastminster community. These interviews will be recorded so that they can be viewed at any time during this season of social distancing. We hope these interviews might help us to continue to get to know one another better. If you have questions that you think would be possible good interview questions, please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time for Trivia
Download the QuizUp app on your phone and connect with Eastminster members that you are Facebook friends with.
Search topics for two local-based quizzes that Bridgette has created for you to play. They are:
- Eastminster Now and Then
- East Lansing Churches
Show off your local trivia knowledge or play to learn more about Eastminster and other area churches. Watch for more trivia categories to come geared toward the congregation.
Help the scientists looking for a cure!
Eastminster has set up a team at Fold@Home, a distributed computing project where you can loan your computer’s processing power to perform calculations that produce molecule simulations and how the virus attacks them and can be stopped.
Our team number is 243768. You can download the app and join our team here.
The Folding team shared this: