We welcome all to join us in our weekly services.
Growing in Spirit and Making Disciples
Hand in Hand, the Jesus Way.
And Please Remember
The Administrative Council on July 15, 2020 has decided that all attending any gathering in the Grantville UMC building must wear a mask. This action is taken to protect our members who are possibly at risk in the current pandemic. Masks will be provided at the entrance to the event.
If you have an issue that prevents you from complying please contact the pastor before the event.
FROM THE PASTOR
The GUMC Administrative Council met May 27, 2020 to discuss our plans to reopen our church for in-person worship. We will reopen on June 21, 2020 at the 8:20 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services in the Fellowship Hall. Our sanctuary will remain closed until further notice. The services will follow the usual formats with additional changes to be announced during the services.
The Council decided to use the west ramp door for entry and the southeast door for exiting. We will practice safe personal protection practices (PPP) with social distancing during the service, sanitization of chairs and surfaces, and by wearing masks. We have ordered masks for use and will have hand sanitizer available. Chairs will be placed at safe distances. You may want to bring a lawn chair and a mask for personal use. We will use on-screen projection to share the words of songs, Scripture, and announcements. Hymnals and Bibles will not be used. Between services the fellowship hall, chairs, and common use areas will be sanitized.
I realize this is going be uncomfortable and different. We are walking a new path in our faith journey. The power and guidance of the Holy Spirit will sustain us through this stressful time. I ask for your prayers as we serve our Lord. Let us remember what John Wesley said, “First, Do no harm.”
Vacation Bible School is still scheduled for July 13-17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and VBS Sunday will be on July 19th at 10:00 a.m. Our Sunday schoo start date is yet to be determined.
Please call me if you have questions, suggestions, or comments.
Grace & Peace,
Rick Souter, Pastor