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Koinonia Newsletter
March 18, 2020
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We are holding all in our hearts and continuing to follow the rapidly changing responses to the Coronavirus. In keeping with the advice of experts and directions of the governor, we will not be having any activity at Koinonia for at least the next couple weeks. Council plans to meet as soon as possible to begin to coordinate communication and outreach. In the meantime, please reach out with your concerns and questions.
council@koinoniagj.org
Pandemic
Rev. Lynn Ungar

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath-
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another's hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart,
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love-
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
Koinonia Events that are Cancelled
Sunday Morning Discussions
Sunday Gatherings
Monday Spiritual Practices
Wednesday Choir Rehearsals
Serving at Homeward Bound
Acoustic Fridays

Our office administrator, Miranda, will be working from home for the next couple of weeks. You may see her at the church on Fridays starting March 27th.

Be sure to check our e-Calendar for upcoming meetings and events by clicking here.  As you're viewing the calendar, click on an event to see its additional information. 
Please Hold in Prayer...
Eric Rechel is awaiting surgery on March 27th. They will put a shunt to drain the fluid in his brain. He likes his neurosurgeon. Eric requests prayers for successful surgery and complete recovery so he can go skippin merrily on his way. (His words)

John Pipe passed away yesterday, March 17. No word on services yet. 

For global well-being.

Refugees and their children everywhere. 


Elected officials and global leaders.

The Earth.

And for all who are grieving or facing uncertainty. 
64 Days and 64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence





A SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE
January 30 - April 4, 2019

Click on the button link below for a pdf with more information!
Season for Nonviolence PDF
Wider Community Announcements and Events!
The Alternative Health Expo that was scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until May 23 & 24.
The 2020 Business Sustainability Forum that was scheduled for April 2 has been postponed. We will post updates as soon as we can.
Get Uncomfortable Production cancelled all performances until further notice. So, there will be no performances at Koinonia on April 3 & 4.
April Foods Day

April 18 (Saturday) - 9:00am-12:00pm at Downtown Vineyard Church (corner of 5th & Grand, East Parking Lot)  April Foods Day. Lists are being created by the six recipient charities and will be available with grocery bags shortly. 
Need Support Around Suicide?
A peer support group for those who are affected by suicide.
  •  A group for those who have attempted suicide, as well as their friends and family, and those who have experienced loss by suicide.
  •  A safe place where you can freely express your feelings and ask questions.
  •  A group where you can learn from others about their healing.
  •  Learn new coping skills.
Grand Valley UU: 536 Ouray, Grand Junction
For more info contact Janice @ jcurtis@frontier.net or text
(970) 216-6441
*This is a group for teens and adults
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Office Hours
Tuesday:
9 am to noon (Miranda)
Wednesday: 
10:30 am to 11:30am (Diane)
Thursday:
9 am to noon (Miranda)

Contact Information

Phone:

970.242.3947

Spiritual Director:
Ellen Ireland
director@koinoniagj.org

Administrator:
Miranda Richardson
administrator@koinoniagj.org

Assistant Administrator:
Diane Mather
koinonia@koinoniagj.org

Koinonia Council:
council@koinoniagj.org
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