GNFA Membership Drive

 

 

 

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We hope that you are staying safe, healthy and in Chardi Kala.

As you are aware, due to the COVID-19 situation the Gurdwara Sahib has been closed for personal visits/darshan, for the safety of our Sangat, our Bhai Sahibs and all Sevadars. Despite the Gurdwara’s closure, we are fortunate to still be able to fulfill our spiritual needs by listening to our beloved Bhai Sahibjis performing the regular online diwans on Facebook.

Under normal circumstances we would be towards the end GNFA’s Annual Membership drive. Applications would be completed and verified by proof of identification in person, for both existing and new members. However, given this unprecedented unusual time, the GNFA Board of Trustees has made a one-time exception to allow our Sadh Sangat to submit their membership applications online or by mail. This is due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19 and to maximize the Sadh Sangat’s safety.

The Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting and overwhelmingly approved the motion to extend the deadline to June 30th, 2020, to be qualified to vote in this year’s elections in November. All applications will be verified by the Membership Committee, once the Gurdwara Sahib is completely open. To protect member’s privacy, we will be verifying member’s identification in person.

It is our humble request to the Sadh Sangat to do the following:
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Free Grocery Drive Through-GNFA

Sat Sri Akal Sadh Sangat Ji,
We are asking for our sangat’s help in feeding the larger Maryland community. Donate non-perishable food items to GNFA. These groceries will be distributed to the community in two ways:
  1. Local families can pick up groceries during a weekly drive-through drive (see yellow flyer below for more information).
  2. GNFA will donate groceries to local food banks (see green flyer below for more information).
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Langar Seva – Food Drive – May 17-25

The drop-off box for the Langar Sewa – Food Drive mentioned in this email will be located by the double doors on the side of the Gurdwara Sahib under the awning.

The food will be brought in everyday. The drop box will be placed on Thursday May 14, 2020, the food drive will occur from May 17 to May 25, 2020.

Proceed with caution as there is ongoing new building construction happening. We ask that you drive in, drop off, and drive out. Please do not try to enter the Gurudwara Sahib, as it is still closed per Maryland State guidelines.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Online Golak

Sadh Sangat Ji,

Sat Sri Akal. GNFA is pleased to see so many of you viewing the online diwans on Facebook. We will continue to stream online services as long as it is safe to do so. We are so grateful to the Bhai Sahibs for providing us with spiritual strength during this difficult time.

A number of you have asked how you can support GNFA from home. We very much appreciate your thoughts of generosity. The GNFA continues to incur operating expenses while the doors are closed, and we hope that you, our sangat, will consider a donation:

There are three ways:
1. GNFA’s online donation form: You can choose where the funds will go.
2. PayPal: This goes to the general fund
3. By Check: You can mail a check to:

We hope that you will make it a recurring monthly donation, as these donations are the best way to support GNFA.

We wish you continued good health and safety. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact: management@gnfa.org

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yours in Service,
The GNFA Management

Vaisakhi 2020: Online on Facebook

Request for Sewa: Handmade Face Masks Needed

Sadh Sangat Ji,

GNFA has received a request from the Howard County General Hospital to make homemade face masks. Below are a few links to directions on how to make the masks:

Howard County/John’s Hopkin’s face mask guidelines and pattern:

CDC guidelines for face mask for personal use at home only and if you do not have a sewing machine or supplies:

Upon completion of the John’s Hopkins compliant face masks, you can drop these off at the GNFA. Since the doors are locked, there will be a plastic drop box with a cover outside of the side doors labeled ‘GNFA Face Masks’. Package your homemade masks in a plastic bag and leave inside the drop box, and the Bhai Sahibs will bring them inside several times a day.

A sewadaar will pick up the masks and bring them to the hospital for distribution to the hospital and various local nursing homes.

If you have questions or concerns you can email management@gnfa.org

Thank you in advance for your sewa!

Online Diwan Schedule Resumed

Online Diwan Schedule Resumed

Gurudwara is still closed for daily activities and visits.

Dear Sadh Sangat Ji,

Sat Sri Akal Ji, we hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe at home while the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still very much active in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. regions.

For your spiritual well being, we are pleased to continue with online live streaming of diwans on Facebook. Follow us now so that when the Bhai Sahibs start, the video will show up in your Facebook news feed, or you can go directly to the GNFA Facebook page and wait there until it starts.

Click here to go to the GNFA Facebook Page now.

The schedule is as follows:

Online ONLY | Sunday Morning
Asa Di Vaar Diwan
From 8:00 to 10:00 AM

Online ONLY | Wednesday Evening
Kirtan Diwan
From 8:00 to 9:00 PM

Online ONLY | Friday Evening
Kirtan Diwan
From 8:00 to 9:00 PM

In-person diwan attendance is still CANCELLED until further notice, please do not come to the Gurudwara. This is for the health and safety of the Bhai Sahibs, Sewadaars, the Sangat and the Community.

We humbly request that you follow the State of Maryland Department of Health guidance, to review the symptoms and how to find testing.

We wish you continued good health and safety. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact: management@gnfa.org

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yours in Service,
The GNFA Management

Per the State of Maryland, GNFA will be closed

Dear Sadh Sangat Ji,

Sat Sri Akal Ji. Per the executive order issued by the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA) will be closed effective 8:00pm March 30, 2020 until further notice. 

No one will be permitted entry into the Gurdwara Sahib.  Accordingly, please do not come to the Gurudwara premises in person. We humbly request that you follow the State of Maryland Department of Health guidance, to review the symptoms and how to find testing.

In light of this, we will not continue official live online streaming of diwans. We have been pleased to see so many of you watching the live online diwans safely at home. We will keep you informed as to when this will be available again.

Please follow us on Facebook for updates on live-stream prayers and other relevant information. Click here to go to the GNFA Facebook Page now.

We wish you continued safety precautions and good health. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact: management@gnfa.org

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yours in Service,
The GNFA Management

Online Diwan Schedule & Closure Update

ONLINE ONLY GNFA Activities

Dear Sadh Sangat Ji,

Sat Sri Akal Ji, in an effort to spiritually support you and your families from a distance during the extraordinary circumstances of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GNFA will be offering live online streaming of diwans via Facebook. Follow us now so that when the Bhai Sahibs start, the video will show up in your Facebook news feed automatically.
Click here to go to the GNFA Facebook Page now.

In-person diwan attendance is still cancelled until March 28, 2020, please do not come to the Gurudwara in person as these are online-only, live streaming events. This is for the health and safety of the Sangat.

We humbly request that you continue to follow the State of Maryland guidance to stay at home.

Online ONLY:
Wednesday Evening Diwan

7:30 PM     Rehraas Sahib
8:00 PM     Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
9:00 PM     Samapti

Online ONLY:
Friday Evening Diwan

7:30 PM     Rehraas Sahib
8:00 PM     Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
9:15 PM     Samapti

Online ONLY:
Sunday Morning & Afternoon Diwans

6 -8 AM.      Sukhmani Sahib
8 -10 AM     Asa Ki Vaar Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
11:00 AM     Nitnem
12:00 PM     Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
1:30 PM       Samapti

We wish you continued good health and safety. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact: management@gnfa.org

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yours in Service,
The GNFA Management

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