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Emmanuel United Methodist Church
May 31, 2020
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Coronavirus Update 5-27-2020
Greetings Emmanuel Church Family,
As many of you have probably heard, Cumberland County moved into the “yellow phase” on Friday, May 22nd. While this is certainly great news, it does not mean we are ready to open the doors of the church and return to the sanctuary for worship. Under the “yellow phase”, gatherings are limited to 25 individuals or less; and social distancing, along with wearing face masks, is still recommended as best practice. The Church Council has determined, and the conference concurs, that reopening is still not advisable. All worship services and activities will remain suspended through the end of June.
Since in-person worship is still on hold, the June sermons will continue to be available for you to listen to/view on the church website (www.eeumc.org). We will continue to email the link to the sermon each week; and ask that if you would like to be added to the email that you please contact the church office and provide your email address. Hard copies of the sermon will be available at the welcome desk and you may stop by and pick one up on Monday or Wednesday from 9-12 p.m. If you are unable to stop by the church and would like a hard copy of the sermon, please call the church office and we will make sure you receive one.
A daily email and Facebook devotion will continue to be provided through June. We are seeking additional individuals to write devotions to share with our church family. You don’t need any special talent to write a devotion, just a willingness to be used by God to bless others. If you are interested in providing a devotion, please call the church office and we will get you set up for a day in June.
The Council has been seeking new ways for worship that allow us to come together in a safe manner, ensure social distancing, but don’t require sanitizing of the building. Therefore, planning is underway for “drive-in” style worship, which is expected to commence on Sunday, July 5th. If you ever went to a drive-in movie, then you’ll have a basic understanding of how this concept might work. In fact, you may have heard of other churches that are utilizing this new style of worship. You will drive to the church, where you will park and stay in your car while listening to the sermon on your radio. More details, along with instructions and guidelines, will be provided in the coming weeks.
Church office hours for June will remain Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-12pm. If you have a prayer request or question, need materials such as a copy of the sermon or Upper Room, please leave a message and Gloria will care for your needs. The office and the building will be closed all other days of the week.
Thank you for your continued faithful, sacrificial giving during this season. We are a blessed church and you are an awesome congregation of believers. Please continue to give by mailing your gifts/offerings, using our online giving option on the church website or by dropping off your offering at the church, during our new office hours. A box is available outside the church office for your offerings. With restrictions to protect you still in place, we strongly encourage you to mail in your offering or use our online option.
While Pastor Mindi continues her maternity leave, we remind you that there is a pastor
on call each week.
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