Positive Suggestions to Encourage Each Other

While we may not be able to meet together during this time of disease, there are lots of constructive ways to fill our time and bless our church family. The list is endless!  Send your ideas in so that we can add them to this list! 

Draw Pictures 
We are asked to have children draw pictures for Royale Gardens so that they can be posted on the outside of resident windows since the residents are not allowed to have guests. You can deliver them to the Royale Gardens. Thank you for brightening someone’s day!

Make Face Masks
Your help is needed!  Because of the Corona virus, there has been a huge demand on “PPE, personal protective equipment” in the medical care settings.  Supplies are down as the need is up.  As a church let’s “adopt a nursing home” and help supply Royale Gardens with washable face masks.  There is an urgent need for 250 face masks this week.  The need will continue as long as the virus continues.  We have many church members that are skilled with sewing machines and fabric that could be a real blessing in this project.  Those same people probably have a large stash of fabric that could serve this project perfectly. 

The fabric needs to be cut to 9 x 7 inches with 2 pieces of elastic 7” long.  The links below give directions of how these folded masks can be made.  What they do not mention is the need for a wire to hold the mask close to the bridge of the nose.  The wire could be from twisty ties, paper clips, floral wire, or wire from ribbon, and sewn in the seam allowance before turning the mask right side out.  If elastic is not available, bias tape can be used to make ties that were used in times past.  Fabric should be tightly woven and washable; cotton is preferred. This is a project that the whole family could be involved in should you have help available. Using different fabric for front and back is great.  If you would like more specifics on how to make the masks please contact Sharon Coupland 541-476-0217.  Masks can be packaged and delivered to the front door at Royale Gardens where they will launder them.  Be sure to include your name and address.

In addition, Joann stores are giving customers free kits containing instructions and enough material to make 10 masks. These masks can either be left at Joann’s to be distributed as medical facilities contact them, or the kits can be taken home and constructed, then taken to Royale Gardens.

Buddy Partners
Do you have a Buddy Partner?  Over the last few months, Sandy Page has been working hard to connect church members with other members, to create Buddy Partners. The object of this program is to check on each other, talk to each other, encourage and pray for each other, and just to remind anyone that they are not alone. Right now it is especially important to check up on each other!  If you don’t have a buddy partner yet, please contact Sandy at 541-218-8740 to get one!  We would love to see every single person has a buddy they can rely on.

Other Ideas of Things to Do
Pray! For specific requests and praises, please see our Prayer Requests page.
Do crossword puzzles.
Have fun in the kitchen.Try some new recipes.
Write letters.
Call shut-ins.
Read the Bible and other good books.
Put a puzzle together.
Do some sewing or mending. Make something new.
Write a poem, story, or even a book!
Hike a trail.
Put together a scrapbook or photo album.
Put together a family tree or genealogy project.
Choose a topic to research in-depth.
Pick up a new hobby, such as needlework, amateur radio, art, or a musical instrument.
Learn a new language.