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.


Holy Week/Easter

Maundy Thursday Service

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 216 323 673
Password: 398821

Sunrise Service

Join Pastor Debbie at 7:00 AM on Easter morning (April 12):

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 820 936 124

Resurrection Service

Use the links under “Livestreaming” below to participate in 10:30 AM worship.

Our Resurrection service will feature the Love Feast. The founder of the United Methodist Church, Rev. John Wesley, developed the Love Feast for those times when Holy Communion was not possible. Easter morning you are invited to bring a favorite food (bread item preferred but anything will work) and to have a favorite beverage ready. At the time we normally celebrate Holy Communion in our Easter Service, we will share in a Love Feast. Pastor Teressa will offer a Love Feast explanation and blessing, and we will share food at the virtual table, each in our own homes, but united through the Spirit and modern technology. Be creative with your food item–make a favorite bread, roll, or pastry. On Facebook you can share what you are having in the comments, even snap a picture! As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection we will come to the table of love. Amen!

More Ideas

UMC Resources – Celebrating Easter & Holy Week at home with devotionals, children’s & family resources, and theological reflections


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)!
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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!

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866 
Meeting ID: 974 035 127


Midweek with the Pastors

Join on Zoom for prayer, scripture, communication & connection!

Wednesdays at 1:00 PM with Pastor Teressa:

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866 
Meeting ID: 616 464 154

Thursdays at 7:00 PM with Pastor Debbie:

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 973 053 094

*Please Note: the Thursday Zoom will not take place on Maundy Thursday, but will resume on April 16.


Sermon Text

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


Congregational Survey

Staff are seeking creative ways for us to connect during this time of needed separation. Fill out this survey ASAP and help us all keep connected and feel the love of our church family! Click HERE to begin.


Weekly Meditation

Cynthia Lunine will lead a meditation over Zoom each Tuesday evening. The hour will typically consist of a “check-in” with attendees to select an issue or technique with which to work, a half hour of guided meditation, some Q & A, then a short ending meditation. Cynthia is familiar with and can offer the Centering Prayer technique as well as many other techniques tailored to issues such as stress management, anxiety, emotional material, body discomforts.

Tuesdays at 5:00 PM with Cynthia Lunine
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Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US
Meeting ID: 606 348 989
Password: 547830


Devotionals

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??


For Children

Children’s Time & Faith Explorers – Thursday at 12:30 PM, join Pastor Teressa through Zoom to record our Children’s Time for Sunday, and then stay to engage with Faith Explorers with our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Delvin Collier!

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 981 402 394

Remote Faith Explorers – Delvin has compiled lesson plans and other activities to keep young ones engaged while we are apart

The Easter Story – Watch this fun video shared by Jessa, June & Mattea!

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:

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Phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 988 498 806


For Parents

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

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