ETC… for Friday, May 22nd

First United Methodist Church will have an indoor worship service this Sunday.  Guidelines for the worship service were sent out to church members.  The service will also be live on Facebook at 10:50 am.

Martin Baptist Church is planning to be back in their sanctuary this Sunday.  Bro. Richard Kaufmann told The Journal that some pews will be marked no seating, masks will be available, and there will be overflow rooms for worshipers if they are needed.

Freshman Connection 2020 at Northwestern State University kicks off this week.  The first three sessions of Freshman Connection will take place online May 21, May 28 and June 17.  During the sessions, incoming freshman can meet with small groups, hear from administrators and attend interest sessions of their choice.  The virtual sessions will take place through WebEx, NSU’s video conference partner.  “Freshman Connection helps incoming students transition from high school to college through meetings with small groups, talking to advisors and making friends with future classmates,” said Vanner Erikson, director of First Year Experience and Leadership Development. 

Since early May, Louisiana Tech has awarded more than 3,100 CARES Act grants totaling $1.6 million to students who have experienced economic hardship as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  About 4,500 Tech students have applied for the relief funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and signed into law March 27. This federal legislation provides financial support to students who qualify.

Pictured below are Grace Boxes.  They were put up by Bubba and Mindy Mills and their staff at Clara Springs Camp.  They are come and get it boxes for people who have needs.  The church has Bibles, the schoolhouse had books, there is non-perishable food in the store, and the outhouse has, you guessed it, rolls of toilet paper.

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