The risk status in our county has been moved to Yellow, so we are going to attempt to move into in-person, in the sanctuary worship on a limited and safe basis. Please pay attention to this message, because things will be different from what we had been doing in the past.
On February 21, we will resume in-person Crossroads service. Please note that the service time will change to 9:00! This service will be about 45 minutes in length.
On March 7, we will resume the 8:00 traditional service in the sanctuary. This service will be about 45 minutes in length.
On March 21, we will resume the 11:00 traditional service in the sanctuary. This will be a one-hour service in length due to it being televised.
We will limit, for now, the services to 100 persons each to honor the county restrictions. You will need to make a reservation for these services in advance. The information to make those reservations will be found on the website, Facebook page and E-newsletter. If you are unable to use the internet to make your reservation this way, you can call the church, but we highly recommend that you do it online, it will make the process easier for us to keep track and check people in.
We are asking you to park in the lot connected to the building on the north side, at Palmer High School, or on the street. The Heartstrings service will be meeting in the larger lot across St. Vrain from the church building.
We will practice social distancing in our seating arrangements and in our movement through the church. You will be required to wear a mask at all times. If you forget your mask, they will be available at the church. If anyone refuses to wear a mask, we will cancel in-person worship for all persons! Your safety is our first goal.
You will not be able to sing the hymns, you are invited to respond in the liturgy quietly with your masks on. There will be, of course, no greeting time, no fellowship time, no nursery, and no Sunday School. Offering plates will be in the back of the sanctuary, we will not pass the plates during the service.
I am excited to begin to see some of you face to face! If you are an at risk, vulnerable person, and have not received your shots, please know that there is risk involved and it will be safer for you to stay at home until you are vaccinated, and the threat level drops to green.
Please be patient as we try to implement these safety protocols and restart three services over six weeks. There are many, many details involved in this and we are grateful for your kindness. If you would like to volunteer as an usher or helper in any way, please contact the church.
We are embarking on a new journey at First United Methodist Church. Things will never be the same, they will never be exactly as they were before. We can choose to be resistant to that change or look forward to what new things God will be doing in and through us. I choose to be excited!
God is good…see you soon!