If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13
St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School recognizes we all have been affected in some way by news of the Coronavirus pandemic. As God's people, we rely on His constant provision and remain in His unchanging grace in Jesus. Mindful of current health recommendations, we are taking steps to ensure the health and welfare of our church members and community as a whole.
If you or someone you know needs assistance during this time, please let us know and we will do what we can to help. Whether it is shopping, meals or prayers, please reach out. Complete our online form and someone from our ministry teams will be in touch.
If you or your family are able to help out our church members or community by volunteering your time or offering monetary or physical donations, please let us know. For example, perhaps you are able to assist with a preparing and delivering a community meal, calling to check on elderly or immuno-comprimised individuals in quarantine, offering extra funds or goods you have within your household to share. Complete our online form and someone from our ministry will connect with you.
If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. Learn more about Minnesota Unemployment Benefits at the Minnesota Dept of Employment and Economic Development. If you need additional assistance, you can reach a customer service representative at 1-877-898-9090, available Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS
If you are coping with having the kids at home full-time over the next weeks, or are preparing for potential home-schooling lessons, consider these free resources.
Christian Home School Lesson Plans from Compassion International
Arvig announced they are offering an Education Assistance Program for families with a student in the K-12 system or for college students, to receive free internet service so their education can continue via e-learning methodologies in the event schools remain closed as a result of COVID-19. Learn more about qualifications at Arvig's news release.
STUDENT MEAL PROGRAM
Perham-Dent Public Schools has been working to provide school meals, breakfast and lunch, for all children 18 and younger during the closure due to COVID-19. Currently, the meals will be available for pick-up at select sites.
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