The Coronavirus and Round Hill Community Church: Your Questions Answered

Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, the CT Deptartment of Public Health is recommending mask-wearing indoors for all people. As we have throughout the pandemic, RHCC is basing our protocols on CDC and State guidelines. For the continued safety of all, we are asking everyone to wear a mask inside. We also invite you to choose seats that are 6' apart from anyone not in your family or who did not ride to Church with you.

 

Where can I find the latest official information about what is happening right now in our town?

The Town of Greenwich has set up a comprehensive website to communicate the most up-to-date, official information in a “one-stop shopping” style.  Here you can find the latest news on the virus as it pertains to our town directly from our First Selectman’s office, a list of town offices and public services along with their current operational schedules, and a list of multiple phone numbers which you can call to actually speak with someone from the Town. We encourage you to check the website frequently.

 

What resources are available in Greenwich for vulnerable populations or those who rely on meal programs and food pantries?

In early March, the Greenwich Senior Center announced that it would cease operation in light of the epidemic. However,they continue to serve their clients amidst the closure. The Greenwich Commission on Aging has put together an online resource guide with information for seniors on grocery shopping services, meal and medical prescription delivery services, transportation services, important telephone numbers, as well as information about how to stay connected and engaged while staying socially isolated in our homes. The resource guide can be found at the following link via the Town of Greenwich’s website - https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14633/COVID-19-FAQs

 

Additionally, the town’s Department of Human Services can provide support to residents experiencing challenges with food, finances,  living arrangements, and difficult domestic situations. To contact them, call 203-622-3800.

 

Additional resources:

YWCA Domestic Abuse Services 24/7 hotline: 203-622-0003.

Kids in Crisis: 203-327-KIDS  or 203-661-1911

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services Hotline- 2-1-1

 

What spiritual resources is Round Hill Community Church offering the community right now? 

The staff and clergy at Round Hill Community Church continue to be available to our members and neighbors at this time, just like always. We have established virtual channels of communication via digital platforms and social media outlets like Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Weekly, we are sending out communications that are designed to nourish your spirit. We offer in-person worhsip Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, a virtual Sunday Worship service, and weekly meditations delivered to your inbox, Children’s Worship materials and videos are on our website for at-home instruction, and virtual meetings for our Youth Group. 

 

Additionally, we realize that there is never anything quite as impactful and positive as the human connection we all share. We have a deliberate and thoughtful Pastoral Care program reaching out to homebound and other individuals who seek companionship or a sympathetic ear.  We want to know how you’re doing, help keep your spirits up, provide a little humor, share in your worries and fears, and just remind you that you are loved. If there is any way that we can assist you, please just ask.
 

Does Round Hill Community Church still need my offering ? 

 

The church never stops being the church and your financial support in the midst of challenging times makes it possible for us to nurture our children, stand alongside those in need of encouragement, make music, and worship God.  During this time when we have added online platforms to carry on the work of the church you can offer your financial support for the ministries of Round Hill Community Church by clicking HERE. If you would prefer to mail your contributions to the church please send them to:

 

Round Hill Community Church

Attn: Lynda Kinney

395 Round Hill Road

Greenwich, CT 06831