West Newbury Congregational Church                         West Newbury, Vermont 


Please send letters and cards of greeting and encouragement to 

Bea Putnam, in care of Bradford Oasis, 
92 Cottage St.    Bradford, VT 05033

Skip and Doris Barrett, in care of the Atkinson Home, 
4717 Main St    Newbury, VT 05051

Barbara Thornton, in care of Grafton County Home, 
3855 Dartmouth College Hwy   North Haverhill, NH 03774

Janet Schall, in care of Genesis Health and Rehab Center,
1248 Hospital Drive   St Johnsbury,  VT 05819
 
Janis Moore's Mother 
Ruth Moore in care of Prescott HSE C-3
140 Prescott Street,  North Andover,  MA 01845

Help Kids India is seeking donations
Help Kids India 
P.O. Box 1022
East Corinth,  VT 06040 


Our Pastor
Rev. David Pruitt
603-989-5946

Due to the Coronavirus and on the recommendation of Health Providers and the United Church of Christ,

   West Newbury Congregational Church is canceling all Public Services including all Sunday Services until further notice.




Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person. It is caused by a virus that can also live on surfaces near where an infected person has coughed, sneezed or exhaled. It has spread throughout the world in the first quarter of 2020, causing illness, and, in some cases, death. Its effects in various countries and localities have ranged from cancelations of public gatherings, to limits or bans on travel, to drops in financial markets.

 

Like other organizations, churches must take appropriate health precautions. We also have a special responsibility to care for members and neighbors. This web page contains information that all settings of the United Church of Christ – local churches, associations, conferences and national ministries – have contributed to and may find useful. Resources also come from our ecumenical partners and respected health organizations.

 

Suggestions for Talking to Children

“Children are impacted by moments like these,” says the Rev. Don Remick, one of the UCC Southern New England Conference’s bridge Conference ministers. “Even if they aren’t watching the news, they’re picking it up. And they’re picking up the stress of their parents, teachers, family and classmates. You can do a lot to reduce their stress and remove their fears.” He suggests:

Resources for Talking with Kids about COVID-19  From the Washington School Based Health Alliance, Seattle

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus  From the Child Mind Institute

Resources for Individuals and Families   With links to tips from FEMA, the Red Cross, Mr. Rogers and others, via the UCC Southern New England Conference website

 A suggestion for comforting your children during this pandemic, is to please watch the following video entitled:

 "When You Believe"

It is a song of hope, during a previous time, when all nations of the world struggled with a World Wide Event.  We pray that it will give you and your family great comfort

The song is sung in English, Hebrew, and French by the

 "One Voice Children's Choir"


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Article about Pastor David Pruitt and Mrs. Pruitt 
from the Bridge Weekly May 23, 2019