St. David’s will be returning to public, in-person worship services on Sunday, July 5, 2020.  Significant restrictions will be in place.

An online orientation was held on Thursday, July 2nd for those considering a return to church. If you weren’t able to attend, the presentation portion can be viewed here.

To learn about our plan, and your responsibilities if you decide to attend, read Rev. Jon’s letter to the congregation:

Online, livestreaming worship services will still be available at www.stdavidskinnelon.org/live

To reserve tickets to in-person services, visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/tickets

Outreach

Our financial contributions to food pantries and North Porch Women and Children Centers are continuing as we receive contributions.  To participate visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/donate to make a secure online donation.  Additionally, even though we can’t be physically present for our regular feeding program at St. Paul’s Men’s Shelter in Paterson, we send them monetary donations to cover the cost of the meals we would have provided.  Several parishioners are making masks to share with healthcare workers and neighbors, and our knitting and crochet group is still working to produce blankets for the children of Project Linus.  To learn more about more of our Outreach efforts, visit www.stdavidskinnelon.org/outreach-programs.

Pastoral Care

Rev. Jon remains available to provide pastoral care to anyone who needs support any time.  To connect with him, or any member of our staff, visit our Contact page.

If you need professional support during this time:

This is a challenging situation for everyone.  Even people who “have it together” are struggling in their own ways.  If you need support, please seek it out.

NJ Mental Health Cares – if you need someone to talk with immediately
call toll free: (866) 202-HELP (4357)

Peer Support and Suicide Prevention – if you are considering harming yourself
call toll free: (855) 654-5735

Domestic Violence – if you or someone you love is facing danger
call toll free: (800) 572-SAFE (7233)

Alcoholics Anonymousonline resources are available during the pandemic
visit www.aa.org

Diocese of Newark information about COVID-19

https://dioceseofnewark.org/covid-19

New Jersey Official COVID-19 Information Hub

https://covid19.nj.gov/