April 9, 2020
Greetings to my Pilgrim Church Family,
In today’s COVID-19 update, some of you may have already heard that we are going to be in this a little while longer. Pilgrim, Governor Tim Waltz has extended his “Stay At Home Order” until May 4th. Therefore, we will do the following:
- We will offer our Good Friday Service: The 7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross via Live Stream on Face Book and You Tube at 7pm. Rev. Dodd, Min. Patrick and Min. Stephanie Burrage along with your Pastor will be sharing with you these words from the cross.
- Our Sunday Worship Service will continue to go out via Live Stream at 10am, also on Face Book and You Tube.
- We are adding a method of remote ministry, “Pilgrim’s Prayer Line” hosted by Min. Patrick and Min. Stephanie Burrage. The purpose of this prayer line is to remain connected to you and support you through prayer with a resource that enables you to call on the name of the Lord during these most stressful times with a trusted member of Pilgrim’s Ministerial Staff. The Pilgrim Prayer Line is open on Sunday 10am – 11am.The telephone number is (978)990-5264, the access code is 676881.
This Sunday is Easter Sunday. Though we will not be gathering for our Traditional Sunrise Service, nor our A.C. Brown Pancake Breakfast to break our Lentin Fast, however, we will be collecting our Special Lenten Offering. This is a Special Offering where we put aside one dollar for each day of Lent and the value of whatever you may have given up for lent i.e. Almond Joy candy bars where if you get 2 for $3.00, you multiply the number that you would have purchased during Lent and add that number to the $40.00 and that would make up your Special Lenten Offering. Your Special Offering is needed for us to be on track financially. I cannot go any further without saying thank you, thank you, thank you for those of you that have already given, your faithfulness is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to give electronically, but do not hesitate to give by simply mailing your donations to the church.
- I do ask our Deacon team to continue to keep in touch with our members. I also ask you, Pilgrim, to keep in touch with your Deacon so as we can provide strong spiritual support and comfort to you and your families. These are stressful times, but I want you to know that you do not have to go through this alone.
- During this time, I encourage each of you to spend quality time with your family:
- In devotion, daily Bible Reading and conversation
- Playing board games etc. together
- Work your garden projects together as a family
- Exercise, go on walks together
In closing, I want to thank each of you for your personal calls and expressions of concern for myself and my family. Pilgrim, we will get through this, because the LORD IS STILL ON THE THRONE AND STILL ANSWERS PRAYER. PLEASE FOLLOW THE CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) PRECAUTIONS FOR STAYING HEALTHY, when we do we will come out well on the other side, for Pilgrim is the church where the walk of faith transforms lives.
Charles L. Gill
The Reverend Charles L. Gill
Minnesota Food Helpline 1-888-711-1151
Coordinated Entry for Families (CAHS) by calling (651) 215 – 2262 – will need to notify shelter staff if interested.
United Way 2-1-1 United Way 2-1-1 provides free information and referrals for people in Minnesota. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll Free: 800-543-7709 Local: 651-291-0211
Family Housing Crisis Shelter Space — Call 651-291-0211 or Visit Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke Street, Maplewood, MN 55109
American Indian Family Center 651-793-3803 Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) 612-746-3550 Face to FaceYouth Homelessness Project 651-772-9644 Lutheran Social Services 651-354-3345 Minnesota Community Care 651-266-1290 Neighborhood House 651-793-7340 YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities 763-493-3052
Ramsey County Homeless Shelters and Referral Information
Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income residents when the shelter they staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided. Some shelters have laundry and shower facilities. Meals and basic hygiene products may also be offered. Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelters that allow residents to stay during the day is also classified under this category.
Emergency Homeless Shelters provide short term relief for the homeless and low-income residents. Usually, there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. The majority of the shelters offer their services free of charge.
Naomi Family Residence – Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. (Women & Children’s Shelter) 77 East 9th Street East, St. Paul MN 55101 Phone: (651) 228 – 1800 or (651) 222 – 7962
LifeNet Learning Center (Men & Women) Women’s Center: 109 9th Street East, St. Paul MN 55101 Phone: (651) 225 – 8019 or (651) 789 – 7607
Men’s Center: 435 University Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55130 Phone: (651) 225 – 8019 www.ugmtc.org/LifeNet
Ober Community Center (Youth) 376 Western Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103 Phone: (651)209- 6512 https://ugmtc.org/our-work/youth
SuccessNet 109 9th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: (651) 209- 6244 www.ugmtc.org
WorkNet 109 9th Street East, St. Paul MN 55101 Phone: (651) 222- 2471 www.ugmtc.org
Child Development Center (Youth) 109 9th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: (651) 224- 9970 www.ugmtc.org
Dorothy Day 183 Old 6th Street West, St. Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (651) 647 – 2350 www.cctwincities.org/locations/dorothy-day-center
The Family Place (Family) 244 10th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: (651) 225 – 9354 famplace.org
Bethel Hotel (Men) 580 Hwy 96 West, St. Paul, MN 55130 Phone: (651) 789 – 7599 or (651) 484– 2023 www.ugmtc.org
Kingdom Pathways Freedom Outreach
1088 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55104 Phone: (651) 387 – 8393 www.kingdompathways.org
Catholic Charities Maplewood 2001 Van Dyke Street, Maplewood, MN 55109 Phone: (651) 291—0211 www.cctwincities.org
Ain Dah Yung Center St. Paul 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 Phone: (651) 227 – 4184 http://adycenter.org
Union Gospel Mission 435 University Avenue East, St. Paul, MN Phone: (651) 292 – 1721 https://www.ugmtc.org https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/shelter.cgi?shelter=8286
Salvation Army Booth Brown House 1471 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 Phone: (651) 646 – 2601 http://www.salvationarmy.org
Domestic Violence — Call 1-866-223-111
Supporting Housing — Call 651-215-2262
Single Adult 25 years or older only Immediate shelter space or experiencing homelessness — call Dorothy Day Center at 651-647-2350
For Emergency help with food, clothing and shelter – Call Safe Zone at (651) 224-9644 or visit Drop-In center for Homeless Youth at 130 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Homeless Youth or Youth At-Risk of being homeless can also receive assistance through YMCA by calling (763) 493- 3052 between the hour of 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
Youth currently homeless but not in a shelter can find out information about housing options at the following: (a) Rezek Drop-In at 501 North Asbury Street, St. Paul, MN 55104 on Tuesdays between 10am – 12pm or call (651) 644-7739 (b) Neighborhood House, 179 East Robie Street, St. Paul, MN 55108 on Saturdays between 12pm— 4pm or call (651) 789-2500 (c) Benjamin Youth Lodge, 1212 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 on Sundays between 10am – 6pm. or call (651) 632-8923
Parenting Youth Ages 18-24 can connect with Coordinated Entry for Families (CAHS) by calling (651) 215 – 2262 – will need to notify shelter staff if interested.
Respectfully and in partnership,