Feb 22 update

22 02 2021

Is there ever a good day for a toothache or leaky roof? Is there ever a bad day to hear encouragement?

Tell someone that you appreciate them, genuinely, regularly, because you don’t know what they are going through.


Helpful updated information about COVID variants as well as vaccine and immune system information can be found here: (Thank you to our team for working to provide reliable info for walking in faith and wisdom, not fear.) https://cityharborchurch.com/covid-info/





COVID study

18 02 2021

Do you know someone who contracted COVID and would be willing to help a survey, for higher quality information to serve the public?

We are thankful for our church members who work in the medical community! One of them is directly involved with this study. They need help in gathering information from minority communities in particular. The following message is from her. Please share this.

We launched a nationwide study (the US States, Territories, Districts) aiming to enroll 25,000 people to determine how many people have had “Long COVID” or post-acute symptoms from COVID-19 infection.
There is lots of discussion about “long haulers” but we just don’t know enough regarding who is affected and how many people. There is no national reporting.

So, we decided we needed more information. To make this work we need to have as many people as possible with COVID-19 (either tested positive or symptoms with exposure) enrolled.
We are looking for anyone (18+) who meets these criteria (asymptomatic, mild, severe infections) and those with and without long-term symptoms.
Please share the following link (far and wide—but restricted to the US States, Territories, Districts) with your family, friends, colleagues, and other contacts. The social media tags are also listed below and we know word of mouth works well.
The website is www.covid-long.com

Thank you,

Eryka on behalf of the COVID Long team.

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/covidlongstudy





Lent

17 02 2021

Today we enter the Christian calendar season of Lent, the 40 days leading to Easter, April 4th, when we remember the resurrection of Jesus. This is a call to be more focused on Jesus than anything else. Three major themes of this practice are self-control, prayer, and reflection. It certainly brings great joy in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus! It also honors the 40 days that Jesus spent in prayer & fasting, Matthew 4. One of the ways we draw closer to Jesus is by reading the eye-witness accounts of his life. We are reading Mark, right now. You will find the invitation to join us and the schedule of daily reading here:2021 reading invitation: https://youtu.be/QmIgz5U8LXUFull year reading plan: https://bit.ly/3bbIxAZFor more resources on Lent, click here.https://benmalmin.wordpress.com/…/06/starting-with-focus/and here http://bit.ly/YBOuXfhttps://youtu.be/Qd5glGqX1WI





video

17 02 2021

My daily posts about this spiritual journey will continue. I am also posting thoughts on video at this link: https://bit.ly/3i3l71q





Newsletter

17 02 2021

Newsletter:
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Grocery Distribution

3 02 2021

Over 2020 we distributed more than 7,100 boxes of groceries. Each box is designed for one family. We were a large majority of the funding and volunteers that made this possible. We are thankful for YWAM Baltimore prompting us with the idea and being an essential partner of volunteers and administration. We networked more than a dozen churches and non-profits to ensure that about 75% of these boxes are delivered directly to people in need, confirmed by organizations who are directly connected with each person. This includes several church food pantries that we have supplied.

We are working on new logistic sources to improve this in 2021. We are still participating with groups working together to establish a location in the city that will enable us to predictably provide boxes of groceries.


Right now, groceries are available through Baltimore City.

Boxes can be safely delivered directly by responding to the “Home Delivered Grocery Boxes” link here:
https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/food-distribution-sites





Church communication

3 02 2021

We are using this method as our main way of communicating church related updates:

Newsletter:
You can sign up to receive the newsletter via email every Wednesday. You can also choose to receive occasional important announcements. Please follow these steps to sign up:

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enter your name and email address

select the “Church Newsletter” list option

select the “Announcements” list option

click “subscribe”

check your email account for the Sign-up Confirmation from newsletters@cityharborchurch.com

click the link in the email to confirm your subscription

If you have any questions about the newsletter or how to subscribe to it, please contact Anna Talaiver (amglas@gmail.com).





Black History Month reading

3 02 2021

Black History Month reading for my home. So thankful for the quality of work in these books!More than ever before I am committed to learning from the mistakes of the past. This includes making right my own mistake of ignorance. We love our neighbors. We listen to our neighbors. Eighty percent of the neighbors within a dozen blocks of us are African Americans. I am committed to learning, to show love, and to improving the quality of our collective lives.Even if you stick to the fast-food section of the Bible, Psalms and Proverbs, you will find a high value on learning from history.Let’s learn so that we can show loving respect.