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10:00 am

ASL with Rev. Leo at 10 AM

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

JOIN REV. LEO FOR A SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP Saturday, April 11, and May 2, May 16, and June 6 at 10 am (a 45 min virtual event) Description: Individuals new or familiar with sign language are invited for a tutorial session. Newcomers are welcomed.   Click this invitation link to access directions for joining the gathering: https://zoom.us/j/849154136 CLICK HERE for call in information. CLICK HERE for an online ASL video dictionary. CLICK HERE for a sign language chart.   About Zoom Gatherings We will be using the online platform Zoom to gather. Zoom gatherings are fairly easy to navigate but do take some familiarity. One of the nice features about Zoom gatherings is that they can be accessed from any kind of phone, even landlines. To get the most out of the Zoom experience we recommend using a computer with a camera and microphone (most have them built in these days) or a smartphone. When you first use zoom, you will be asked to download the zoom software onto your computer.  While this process is automatic, you may wish to do it in advance of your first gathering simply by clicking on the link to the gathering. Zoom also has many video tutorials that can be found here. Tips for a Good Zoom Gathering: Click the zoom link early to familiarize yourself with the controls and iron our any kinks. This link is located under the Join Zoom Meeting heading in the invitation. The default setting for when you join the gathering is for your video to be on and your audio muted. You can change these settings once you’ve joined the meeting. Don’t join the meeting more than 5 minutes before the scheduled start time! Take care to mute yourself when you are not speaking.  This cuts down on feedback and background noise. The hosts have the power to mute and will use it from time to time when appropriate.  Also, be sure to unmute yourself when you speak. Use the chat feature to ask questions. This cuts down on interruptions and helps the flow of the meeting. Take note of the multiple ways you can switch screen views.  You can choose between a “brady bunch” view of many people on your screen or a “presenter” view of the active speaker filling your screen. If your zoom window covers content you should be able to click and drag it out of the way.

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4:15 pm

Emmanuel Serves at Elizabeth House

June 6 @ 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm

  Emmanuel serves as the host for Elizabeth House in Laurel on the first Saturday of each month. This was sent to Patricia about how Elizabeth House is responding to social distancing and the coronavirus outbreak:   “Dear Kitchen Team Leaders: As previously announced, Elizabeth House has shifted our dinner operation to carry-out dinner service only. We have done so to prevent additional spread of the Coronavirus by limiting human interaction among our volunteers and with clients. Clients are entering the house one at a time to pick up their meal, dessert, bag lunch and any toiletries and/or additional snacks we may have available. They are also allowed to use the restroom and get a hot cup of coffee or tea. A couple of general notes: The City of Laurel has provided a portable hand washing station at the opening of the gate in the front yard for clients. We ask that preparation and serving teams limit their groups to no more than 3 volunteers. If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, we ask that you do not volunteer Wash your hands often and wear gloves on your shift Opening Team Instructions have not changed much. All surfaces in the dining room should be wiped down with the cleaning/sanitizing solution before making lunches or putting anything on the tables. That includes tables, countertop, coffee pot handles, sugar/creamer containers, light switches and doorknobs. Tables do not need to be set and chairs should stay folded up against the wall or moved into the back dining room. When plating desserts, they should be covered individually with plastic wrap and placed on the table in the dining room closest to the window. Closing Team There are 3 key roles – the person plating the food, the 2nd person at the door spraying hands, and the 3rd person who keeps track of the numbers, refills supplies and wipes down surfaces in the dining room Takeout containers have been provided for the meal Do not make numerous meals ahead as they will get cold fast – instead make them one at a time as you need them To limit activity in the house, we are discouraging seconds so fix a substantial plate Before opening the door – One meal with utensils in a plastic bag should be placed on the table next to the desserts. Allow only one client to enter at a time. Upon entry, spray their hands with the hand sanitizer provided and step back to limit face to face contact. Use verbal commands and gestures to give instructions to the client about what to do – tell them where to pick up their meal, offer dessert and a lunch. If there are any extra snacks or toiletries you can offer those as well. Once they leave, another meal should be placed in the dining room for the next client. If anyone uses the restroom, the bathroom must be wiped down using the antibacterial wipes under the sink. All surfaces are to be wiped down. If anyone pours coffee or hot water for tea, the creamer and handles need to be wiped down in between clients At the end of the night, the normal cleaning routine should be done. All surfaces in the bathroom, dining room and kitchen (including handles, door knobs and light switches) are to be wiped down using the sanitizing solution. We will continue to evaluate and change our procedures as needed. In the meantime, THANK YOU for everything you do to help the hungry in our community. Stay well.” Patricia adds that… Serving teams should be limited to 3 people.  They also indicate that to keep yourself, other volunteers, and the clients safe, do not sign up if you are sick, have been exposed to someone else who is sick in past 2 weeks or have traveled within the past 14 days. Do not sign up if you are in a high-risk category, or if you feel the least bit uncomfortable about doing so. If Emmanuel cannot provide volunteers, Fish of Laurel will have people who are available to step in. Patricia will update us further as needed. Our upcoming dates to serve at Elizabeth House are: May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5 If you have questions, contact Patricia at Pldelkmercer@yahoo.com. To sign up, click HERE! Location: Elizabeth House –  308 Gorman Ave. Laurel, MD 20725 Emmanuel serves as the host for Elizabeth House in Laurel on the first Saturday of each month. We are so happy and thankful to have Patricia Delk-Mercer and Ray Mercer as EUMC's coordinators for Elizabeth House! As in the past, volunteers are needed from 4:15pm - 6:00pm to prepare the dinner meal, make lunches, and perform various set-up duties; as well as from 5:45pm - 8:00pm to serve the guests and clean up the house. Volunteers are also welcome to serve at both shifts from 4:15pm -8:00pm.  Generally, we need 4 volunteers for each shift. If you have questions, contact BPatricia at Pldelkmercer@yahoo.com. To sign up, click HERE! Location: Elizabeth House -  308 Gorman Ave. Laurel, MD 20725

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