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Safely Celebrate July 4th

A staycation in the backyard, on the porch or family room for July 4th may be just what the doctor ordered…

Reprinted from the SANTA CLARA COUNTY HEALTH Emergency Operations Center

Bay Area Residents Urged to Stay Home, Stay Safe from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July

July 2, 2020

With COVID-19 spreading rapidly in many Bay Area neighborhoods, health officials across the region urge residents to protect themselves and the community by celebrating from home this holiday weekend.

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time for firework displays, cookouts and parades, but this year the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many communities to cancel public events. Gatherings with others from outside your household, such as members of the extended family, are potentially risky.

Health officers from across the greater Bay Area say staying home this year is a healthy choice.

You can spread COVID-19 even if you don’t feel that sick. You can pass the disease to someone else before you have symptoms, and even if you never develop any symptoms at all. When people who have contracted the infection come in contact with high-risk people, there can be deadly consequences.

That is why Bay Area health officers recommend people who are not members of the same household remain physically distant. The best ways to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 include:

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  • Continuing to stay home as much as possible
  • Practicing physical distancing outside the home
  • Wearing face coverings or masks when outside your home
  • Avoiding gatherings with people outside your immediate household
  • Washing your hands thoroughly and frequently
  • Staying home from work or school if you feel sick

All Bay Area residents are also encouraged to get tested for COVID-19, and to do so immediately if they have symptoms. Check with your local health department for more information about testing and about efforts in your community to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit

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For some alternative fun and creative ways to celebrate July 4th from home, follow the link to the NY Times recent article “Honor America’s Birthday (Safely) in 2020” to explore a variety of offerings across the USA.

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150th Anniversary of Memorial Day – May 28th

Take some time this 150th Memorial Day to remember a loved one, friend, family member, and soldier. Honor their memory and sacrifice this day and always for the cause of justice and freedom.

If you would like to take part in Memorial Day remembrances and festivities in the SF Bay Area, please check out the events listed below:

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Greening of the Church – Dec. 18th

Calling all soup lovers, decorators, and carolers! Join us on Sunday, December 18th following the annual Christmas pageant for a community soup and salad potluck in Cowans Hall.

Calling all creative cooks: would you like to share a crockpot/slow cooker full of your favorite HOT soup (that serves 8 if possible)? Be it chicken noodle, vegan butternut squash or zesty Italian meatball – your good eats are greatly appreciated!

We will keep everyone’s crockpots and slow cookers plugged in during the service to keep the soups warm.


Please add your soup to the list in the back of church. PEP (Parish Event Planners) is providing salad and dressing.

Not a soup chef? Then please bring a topping for the salad (i.g. shredded carrots, corn, cherry tomatoes, chopped peppers, garbanzo beans, croutons, etc.).


Following our meal, we’ll go into church and participate in our first-ever community “greening,” hanging wreaths and decorating the tree.

The choir will lead a carol sing-along. This group experience following our Christmas pageant is sure to start the holiday week in a spirited way.


If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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