COVID-19 Update as of December 2020

Greetings Beloved Ones,
With the situation surrounding COVID-19 continuing to unfold, I wanted to reach out and provide you with a brief update of our current status. Here at Unity of Washington DC we care deeply about not only your spiritual well-being, but your physical health and safety. After much thought and prayer, we have decided to maintain our current situation of streaming our Sunday and other special services via YouTube and holding classes and workshops using our Zoom conference platform; until further notice. We look forward to your participation in these events.
We have put together a Reopening Team who has worked together for the past several months researching best safety and health practices that have been utilized by churches and other organizations that have done some level of reopening. We are also taking into consideration the comments and concerns you shared with us via the survey that was sent out earlier this year regarding the pandemic. This information will be used to develop a reopening guide, which will be shared with you prior to us resuming operations.
Although we no longer see each other in a physical face-to-face at our various events, your church family is here to support you in any way we can during this challenging time. Never hesitate to contact us if you need prayer or spiritual counseling. You can make your request through our online portals at https://unityofwashingtondc.org/care-support/prayer-support/ and https://unityofwashingtondc.org/care-support/spiritual-counseling/, respectively, or call the church and speak to a staff member who will refer you to the appropriate ministry. We will get through COVID-19 together.
Please take care of your health and the health of others; wear your mask and wash your hands often. Thank you for your continued spiritual and financial support, you cannot begin to know how much it is appreciated.
Sending Love and Light
Rev. Sylvia

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We invite and encourage you to be in prayer with us as we lift ourselves and the planet, as a collective; from any lower frequencies of fear and anxiety to a higher level of the consciousness of Divine protection, peace and wholeness.  We ask that you lovingly support each other in maintaining your health and well-being as we move through this COVID-19 pandemic.

So join with us in the following prayer from our Unity Worldwide Ministries, or one of your own choosing:

We know that God is a Love that has no end and a Power that knows no bounds.  God’s healing power of Divine Life is restoring, healing, and revitalizing our world in this very moment.  We let go of any fears or anxieties, and we affirm that all are safe, healthy, and protected.  We bless all those who support us in maintaining vibrant radiant health.  We bless with love, wholeness, and comfort all who are affected by the virus in any way.  We express Divine Life in all we think, say, and do.  We bless our global family with radiant health, peace of mind, and abundant love.

We Are Here for You

While services and all other in-person activity are suspended until further notice, the minister and staff are available to support you.  You may call the church office at (202-543-1414) if you are in need pastoral care or prayer support.  If there is no response leave a message and you will be contacted as quickly as possible.  Additional prayer support is available from Silent Unity at 1-816-969-2000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may also leave your prayer request on our website at:

https://unityofwashingtondc.org/care-support/prayer-support/

We will continue to monitor the latest information about the virus and will communicate with you through regular mail and the links noted below.  So please check these communication channels for updates.

Our Website (https://unityofwashingtondc.org/)
Facebook (https://facebook.com/unitywdc)
Instagram (https://instagram.com/unitywdc)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/UnityWDC)                                                               YouTube Channel (https://youtube.com/unitywdc) and Constant Contact notifications to update our spiritual community and provide inspirational messages.

*Please use the following link to add yourself to our email list:
https://unityofwashingtondc.org/newsletter-subscription/

Staying Connected

We will offer our Sunday service without interruption via YouTube Live as we honor the District of Columbia’s most recent Mayor’s Order that mass gatherings of 50 or more are prohibited.  Feel free to share this link with friends and family members.

We want you to know that we love you and that we care about how you are doing and feeling at a time like this.  In the interim we recommend that you check-in with each other via text, messenger, phone call, email, regular mail, and social media streams. These can serve as small, but consistent ways of reminding each other that we are connected, loved, and valued.

Basic Prevention Steps

Stay healthy!  We know we’ve sent you information we’ve gathered as to how to stay healthy in the midst of COVID-19; however we cannot reiterate enough that you continue to practice basic prevention steps:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water not available
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when feeling sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Ways to Give

Whether you celebrate the life divine with us on your phone, tablet, TV, via livestream or on Facebook, remember to remain in alignment with your commitment to supporting your spiritual community, as we continue to have financial obligations regardless of whether or not service is taking place in person or via livestream.

There are several ways you can continue to give your support to Unity of Washington DC through tithes and offerings:

You can donate now on our website,  use our PayPal link option or by Givelify (mobile app) to support our ministry. You may also use the DONATE buttons on our Facebook and YouTube pages.  As always, you can mail your gifts to Unity of Washington DC, 1225 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.

We ask for your patience as this is a very fluid and constantly changing scenario.  We are at peace and we know that all is truly well and in Divine Order!

Please stay up to date with the latest recommendations from the following:
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS for the DMV

District of Columbia: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

Maryland: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

ALSO:

Center for Disease Control — https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization — https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses