By action of the Administrative Council and Pastor Sue, First United Methodist Church will begin in-person worship on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The guidelines for resuming in-person worship are listed below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the guidelines, please call Pastor Sue at 651-5990.
If you do not feel comfortable returning to in-person worship at this time, you may still worship with First UMC at the 9:30 am parking lot service, watching the 9:30 am or 11:00 am services on Facebook, or listening to the 11:00 service on WBET 1230 AM.
Guidelines for resuming in-person worship for the 11:00 am traditional service.
All attendees will be asked to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the entire service and maintain social distancing from non-family members.
Hand sanitizer will be available. All attendees are encouraged to disinfect their hands upon entering the sanctuary.
Attendees will be greeted and have their name written on a list for attendance. In case someone tests positive for Covid-19, the list of attendees will be turned over to the proper authorities so the rest of the attendees can be notified.
All attendees will be asked to sit in every other pew and sit socially distant from non-family members.
There will be music in the service but there will be no out loud singing. You are encouraged to hum with the music.
The offering plates will not be passed in the congregation. Instead there will be a box or basket into which each attendee can place their offering upon entering or leaving.
There will be no bulletin. All attendance pads, pencils, hymnals, and Bibles will be removed from the pew racks. Announcements and all other readings will be projected on the screens.
Because it is difficult to recognize people with masks on, all attendees are encouraged to wear their nametags.
Please limit where you go in the church to the entry way, the sanctuary and the restroom areas.
There will be no coffee hour or gathering time in the church before or after the service.
If you are not feeling well, you are encouraged to stay home!!