1. Virtual Sip-N-Chat: Join us for a chill night of projecting, crafting, snacking, and chatting from the comfort of your own home. This is just a low-key space to decompress, chat and take some time for you!
While we find ourselves distanced from our faith communities, there are so many ways for us to stay healthily connected to our faith and spirituality. Here you will find favorite books, podcasts, blogs, audio and video, and other resources to help you stay connected to something bigger than yourself.
1. Switching Kings, Pandemics, and Psalms of Comfort- a conversational sermon offered by Rev. Sara Gross Samuelson and Rev. Jesse Christopherson (Pastor of Milwaukie Lutheran Church).
2. Hermitaging at Home: Using Self-Isolation as a way to experience hermitage in your own walls.
3. Can These Bones Live?- a conversational sermon offered by Rev. Jesse Christopherson (Milwaukie Lutheran Church) and Stori Long
4. Palm Sunday- a conversational sermon offered by Rev. Sara Gross Samuelson and Rev. Jesse Christopherson (Pastor of Milwaukie Lutheran Church).
With so much information, it can be hard to keep up with what's going on in the world, and it can be even harder to navigate if you are trying to explain to a child what is going on. For those who are old enough to ask questions and be curious, we want to give them the resources they need to understand and not be afraid. So Below you'll find resources, videos, and tips for talking through some of the harder parts of a pandemic with your kids!
We hope you'll find it useful in helping your kids process any fears or confusions they may have.
Covid-19 Coloring Book
Free Covid-19 Ebook
What is a Stay-At-Home Order
Having trouble explaining what a stay-at-home order is and why it's so important? Check out this video below
Right now, it can feel overwhelming, as the news seems to be changing every 5 minutes! We will do our best to stay up-to-date on the most relevant news and recommendations that could impact your day-to-day.
State Wide News
Governor Kate Brown's latest Executive Order can be read here! Follow the link for all the details, and see highlights below:
Oak Grove UMC Facebook Live Stream
Join Pastor Heather Riggs on Sunday Mornings for worship, and if you happen to sleep in you can always watch the playback later!
Storyline Virtual Sunday Gathering
Topic: Storyline Virtual Gathering
Time: Mar 22, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Time Sensitive Housing Resource:
The Housing Authority of Clackamas County will open its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Waiting Lists on April 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT.
The deadline to apply is 6 p.m. PT on April 16, 2020.
CLICK HERE link for more info!
Portland General Electric
Has suspended non-payment disconnection. If you need help with your bill, please call us. We’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your needs. Here are a few ways to get started if you need help paying your bill:
Clackamas County Warming Shelters
Shelters will remain open with extra precautions during this time, including the one at Oak Grove United Methodist.
Check this site after noon to confirm if they are open on any particular day.
If you are in a high-risk category for coronavirus or are in quarantine because you are sick, here are some local options to get your groceries and stay healthy and safe! This is not exhaustive. But it is a start.
Let us know if there is anything we're missing, or if anything here is inaccurate! (CONTACT US).
Also, if you online options are feeling foreign and confusing, one of our tech savvy community members would be happy to help you figure it out! (CONTACT US)
Shipt Grocery Delivery-
Free trial - 4 weeks: The easiest way I found to get this free trial was to sign up through Target's app or website. (I was also able to call and extend this trial longer for free). See bottom of email for instructions on how to sign up for the free trial on Target app.
Unlimited same day delivery
Cost: $14 a month (or $99 a year) (+invitation to tip)
Orders over $35 are delivered for free. (Under $35 has a $7 charge).
Delivers in your area from:
(97086 and 97267) Target, Fred Meyer, Office Depot, Safeway, QFC, Petco, Smart Foodservice
(97222): Target, Fred Meyer, Office Depot, Safeway, QFC, CVS pharmacy, Smart Foodservice
Customer Service: In my experience, customer service has been excellent. They text if something is out (unless I just tell them to use their judgment) and will even tell me if, for example, there are carrots like I wanted, but they aren't looking so hot.
Instacart Express Grocery Delivery-
Unlimited same day delivery
Free trial- 14 days
Cost: $9.99 a month or $99 a year. (+invitation to tip)
You can also do deliveries without a subscription for a fee. Typically $3.99-$7.99. There is also often a service fee (typically 5%). And busy pricing fees during peak delivery hours.
$0 delivery fees on orders of $35 or more. Reduced service fees. No busy pricing fees during peak delivery hours.
Item Pricing: Retailers set the prices of items available for delivery on the Instacart platform. While many retailers offer the same in-store prices on Instacart, others set different prices on the Instacart platform than in-store prices. In some cases, a flat percentage is added to cover the cost of the Instacart service.
Delivers in your area from: https://www.instacart.com/grocery-delivery
Customer Service: Don't know personally. I think there is the opportunity to text the shopper like with Shipt, but may depend on the shopper. Here is how to track status of order:
(97086, 97222, 97267)
Fred Meyer Grocery Pick-up
Free trial- Service fees waived for first 3 orders.
Cost: About $5 per order, but may vary by store. No tipping.
Stores with shopping times for vulnerable groups
Instructions to sign up with Shipt through Target
1) Go to www.target.com
2) Click on "same-day delivery" in the menu in the upper left corner.
3) Click on start shopping.
4) When you click on an item for purchase, scroll down to delivery options.
5) Click on "learn more" under same day delivery.
6) You'll see this
Netflix Party: This extension allows you to sync your Netflix videos and even adds a group chat feature so you can talk while you watch!
While you by no means have to use this time to learn a second language or write a best-selling novel, we do hope that you are able to make some space for the things that bring you joy, stretch your imagination, and challenge your perceptions.
Filling the Creative Well
Social Justice Conversations
North Clackamas School District EXTENDING GRAB-N-GO MEAL SERVICES!
North Clackamas Schools will be providing Meals for all district students who need them. CLICK HERE for more info on the student meal service during school closure.
Preboxed food packages will be available at the Wichita Center starting on Monday, March 16 through Friday March 20 and March 30 to 31 from 10am - 4pm; Wichita Center is not open during spring break. Families accessing this service will be asked for the size of your family so staff can size the box appropriately. This will be done on a drive-thru model where the food will be delivered to your vehicle
Clackamas Service Center
Hours have not changed due to Corona Virus