Connections


This page is dedicated to ways of keeping connected during this isolating time. We will update this page frequently as we are able to add new resources and tools. This page will include resources for children’s ministry, family activities, an online social forum, and more. May this time allow us to nurture our spirituality and develop new holy habits that keep us connected to God and one another.



Pentecost Party

Pentecost is also know as the birthday of the Church. Use the links and ideas below to help you get the party started at home!

St. Paul’s Pinterest – Get inspired by Pentecost desserts, decorations, and crafts!


Livestreaming

Click HERE to view a livestream of worship service every Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Trouble with the livestream?

View step-by-step instructions or read streaming tips for troubleshooting.

You can also watch with us on Facebook Live (@stpaulsithaca)!
Like us or Follow us to be automatically notified when we start a new live event.


Virtual Coffee Time with Pastor Teressa

Starting at 11:50 AM each Sunday, join by computer or phone using the link or number below to check in with the pastor while you enjoy a cup of your favorite morning beverage!

Computer: click HERE
Phone: +1 929 436 2866 
Meeting ID: 974 035 127
Password: 335244


Prayer/Devotionals

Pastor Teressa’s Wednesday Devotionals – Watch a devotional on Wednesday mornings on YouTube! Subscribe to our channel to receive notifications of new videos.

Thursday Morning Prayer with Anne – Join Anne for 15 minutes of morning prayer on Thursdays from 7:15-7:30 AM, June 4-25.  This will be a period of communal and silent prayer.  Please let us know if you have any questions about using Zoom/Zoom phone.  Check the Upcoming Events page on our website for the Zoom link! Want additional information? Contact Anne Horst (ahorst@stpaulsithaca.org or 518.947.0332).

Inspiration for Difficult Times Blog – What has uplifted, encouraged, strengthened you during the pandemic? Are there passages of scripture, stories or poems you have read or written, photographs you have taken that have captured beauty and given you joy?
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, we have an opportunity to bridge the physical distance between us by sharing sources of hope and healing. What is meaningful to you may be helpful to others as well. You are invited to submit writings and photographs to Pastor Debbie Allen at dallen@stpaulsithaca.org. Please acknowledge the source of your submission and write a brief note about why or how it speaks to you. With your permission, entries will be posted on St. Paul’s website.

Pandemic Hope – A multi-week devotional for families

Prayers for When You Feel Anxious Coloring Pages – 3 illustrated prayers; who says coloring is just for kids?


Sermon Text

Missed a service or want to recall something that stuck with you from the sermon? Read the text HERE.


Meditation/Yoga

Mindful Vinyasa Flow – Vinyasa yoga can be described as moving with your breath. During this low to medium energy class we will practice a breath-centered, mindful flow that can facilitate a connection with our strengths of balance, power, and flexibility. We will use spiritually inspired contemplation to facilitate a connection to the Divine flowing in each of us, making a welcoming place within our hearts to be led and transformed by the Spirit.
Join this joyful, virtual community as we focus on flowing from pose to pose in standing, seated, and lying down positions. People who are new to yoga and those with a regular practice are welcome. 

Props: Yoga mat or towel and several books or a small package (think yoga block – 4 inches)

Mondays at 4:30 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM with Erica Shockley
Register HERE
(Separate Zoom links for the Monday and Friday classes will be included in the form and sent to your email address 15 minutes before class starts.)

Chair Yoga for Energy and Inner Balance – While you are in fact seated, this is different from your typical chair yoga class. This is about energy and expansion folks!!  Drawing from the Kundalini Yoga tradition, this dynamic and powerful one hour class for all abilities includes basic seated stretching, breathing exercises with arm movements that promote good lung health, nervous system balance and immune wellness. You will tap into your own upliftment and vitality through movement, breath, meditation and relaxation. Participation leaves folks feeling a sense of peace and well being as body, mind and spirit are unified. 

Tuesdays at 11:00 AM with Jai Hari
Register HERE


For Children

Storytime and Show-and-Tell – Thursdays at 11:00 AM, join Pastor Teressa through Zoom to share a story and time together!

Computer: click HERE
Phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 863 4362 9370
Password: 139819

Children’s Music Group Weekly Zoom – Sundays at 9:30 AM

Computer: click HERE
Meeting ID: 209 790 8810

Values Videos from the United Methodist Church – 2 minute videos that teach children 6 important values


For Youth

Join on Zoom for fun and conversation!
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM with Alexa:

Computer: click HERE
Phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 988 498 806
Password: 489193


For Parents

Weekly Zoom Meditation Group, Sundays at 8:30 AM:

Computer: click HERE
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 963 472 812


Volunteer

In service to our community, St. Paul’s Local & World Missions Team recently made COVID-19 grants-in-aid to several local front-line agencies working for food security and immigrant wellbeing:  Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard (food pantry), St.John’s Community Services (homeless services), Foodnet (meal delivery), Cornell Farmworkers Program (migrant worker needs), Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition (essential support for COVID-released detainees), Open Doors English (support for online ESL classes). 
 
Some of these agencies could also use volunteer help this season. Click HERE to see a list of ways you can help by volunteering your time, washing machines, sewing machines, and more!