**New hours for the ABC in the "Shopping" section
**New PACS donation information in the "Giving" Section
Dear Church Family,
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic all services at Hood View Church have been postponed until further notice.
We encourage all our members to take advantage of this time to connect in meaningful ways. Call friends that you know will miss our weekly fellowship the most. Enjoy Sabbath family time. Create your own Sabbath worship experience. And wash your hands!
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES & SABBATH SCHOOL GROUPS
We're hosting Sabbath School groups each Saturday at 10 am via Zoom. We have classes available for:
- Beginners & Kindergarten - (see "For the Kids" section below for additional options and resources.)
- (Primary and Junior options are available in the "For the Kids" section below.)
All classes are password protected. In order to get the link and password please send us an email:
Please join us each Sabbath at 11 am on YouTube and Facebook for live-streamed services. You can access them here:
Hood View Church YouTube Channel
BIBLE EXPERIENCE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Hood View is in the midst of a daily devotional project exploring Jesus from the perspective of people in the Bible as well as voices from our own day. Each month our devotionals feature a new theme:
Read the Bible Experience
Since we will not be receiving offerings in person, please remember your tithe and local church offerings. You can send your gifts by mail to our post office box, marking your intent for each gift clearly, or by making use of online giving.
PACS COVID-19 Update Please keep PACS in your prayers. The need for our Drive-thru Food Pantry is increasing everyday and without our Thrift Store income we are struggling to stay operational. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far through financial giving and volunteering. If you are able to help us during this time you can text "PACS Family" to 44-321, donate online at www.pacsonline.org/donate, or mail in your gift (11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220).
If you have any 12 count empty egg cartons PACS would love to take them off your hands! As one of our food pantry items we give out eggs and some cartons are broken or an egg has cracked. Please drop them off to a PACS staff or volunteer Monday - Friday from 8:30a - 1:00p.
Thank you for your continued support as we invest in the families in our community.
FOR THE KIDS
Beginners/Kindergarten/Primary Sabbath School papers are available online at primarytreasure.com.
Junior 2nd Quarter Lesson 5 ~ May 2, 2020 ~ Strangers Among Us
Guide magazines are available online at guidemagazine.org
Other Resources For Kids
• Find more than 450 ideas for family Sabbath activities.
• Check out Bible Heroes The Game, available in English and Spanish on the App Store.
• For videos, activity pages, and coloring sheets, download the Bible App for Kids, available on the App Store and Google Play.
• Try this Bible Coloring Book for Kids on the App Store.
• Watch “Storytime with Sherri & Gerry” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Children’s Ministries NAD Facebook Live.
• Try out a bunch of different science activities.
• Watch Growing Together Sabbath School, produced by the Southeastern California Conference Youth Department.
The Center for Youth Evangelism on YouTube has the evening programs from previous international pathfinder camporees. (night one begins on Tuesday)
Chosen (2019) - Act 1-5 is the story of David from 2019
Faith on Fire (2004) - the story of Joseph
Courage to Stand (2009) - the story of Esther.
DR. JOHN'S RECOMMENDED READS & VIEWS
Dr. John Griffin has kindly provided us with articles and resources related to COVID-19 that he has personally vetted as being of particular value:
How to access Sabbath School Quarterlies, the Church Directory, Facebook Information, Etc...
Ed Jensen created a fantastic document with information and resources that relate to Hood View. It will be updated regularly.
Several stores are opening early or reserving first hours of business for seniors and those with compromised immune systems.
SAFEWAY: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 a.m.
COSTCO: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.
WALGREEN: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.
WALMART (including Pharmacy): Tuesdays, 6-7 a.m.
If you can't get to the store and need/want someone to shop for you, leave a message at the church office or contact your parish elder.
ADVENTIST BOOK CENTER GOOD NEWS!
Your ABC has returned to normal hours of operation!
• In-store shopping is now available—use of face masks recommended.
• Shopping guidelines are posted and protective measures implemented.
• Disruptions are anticipated in the delivery of some food products, and some shortages may occur.
• For those preferring it, pre-order/ “drive through” pickup services will be available throughout the month of May.
- Pastors will still be available via phone, text or email for appointments or visitation.
ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY
We have an online church directory. It is password protected and only available to members who have provided us with their email addresses. In order to setup your account go to:
You will be asked to enter your email address as it's listed in our directory and to create a password.
There are free apps available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Anytime updates are made, they will update on your device too. You will be able to search for families and members and call, email and text right from the app.
More information can be found at www.InstantChurchDirectory.com/app.
Please share this information with all the folks you may know that do not use social media or have access to email.
This is an important time for the church to step up and share the burden with each other. If you need help shopping for groceries or medications and don't feel safe leaving your home, please contact your parish elder or leave a message with the church office. We are in this together and won't leave anyone behind.
These are uncharted waters for Hood View Church and the Oregon Conference. Please keep us all in your prayers as we attempt to navigate well.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” —Psalm 46
The Leadership Team