KUMC Procedure for Face to Face Meetings and Worship

In Person Church Service

KUMC is offering two services. At 9am we will have a small service in the sanctuary that will include an opening prayer, a sermon from Rev. Woo and a closing song of meditation. At 10 am KUMC will continue to offer “regular” service in the parking lot of the church. If you plan on attending the 9 am indoor service, please be aware of the following guild lines.
1. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. Anyone not willing to
or medically unable to wear a mask will be asked to please attend the 10
AM parking lot service.

2. Entry for the 9 AM service will be at the south end of the building
near the playground.
3. Upon entering the building, you will be asked to sanitize your hands
and put your mask on. If you do not have a mask, we will have some that
have been provided by members of the church
4. Ushers will be at the sanctuary entrance and will be seating family
groups or individuals in socially distant seating.
5. While there will be a song of meditation at the end of the service, we
will not be singing.
6. At the end of the service the ushers will be excusing family groups or
individuals separately to avoid everyone exiting at the same time.
7. We will exit from the south end door.
8. Space is limited and we must start promptly at 9 AM so please plan on
arriving between 8:45 and 9 AM.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work our way through these difficult times.

Drive in Church Services will begin.

Starting to “meet” again at church. Please read the guidelines for this to be a successful transition. This will be just as new to us as it is to you so please have patience with us as we work to bring you the best possible service we can under the current conditions.

Here is a transcript of the Bishop’s video message … 

Dear Friends in Christ, what a difference a few days or even a few hours make in the midst of a crisis.

Last Saturday, we gathered as an Annual Conference at Albion College, to take significant action for our denomination, today such a gathering would not be permitted, as our Governor has banned all gatherings of 250 people or more throughout the state, due to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

Just yesterday, I sent a pastoral letter encouraging good hygiene and appropriate social distancing as you make decisions about worship and church events.

Given developments of the last few hours, I need to ask more of you as Michigan United Methodists. I am asking that each United Methodist church in Michigan refrain from in-person gatherings for the remainder of the month of March. This would include worship, Bible studies, and any other meetings.

We are at a critical juncture in stemming the reach of coronavirus and as a Church, we can play an important role in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

I am not asking that you close the church, only asking that together we find new ways to be the church. Use electronic media to share in worship and Bible study. Hold the necessary meetings electronically. Care for one another with phone calls or other social media connections. Give to your church electronically or by mail.

Our conference website will continue to provide good information to you about ways we can be the church in this unprecedented time. Please look at it often. To find good information about the spread of the virus and about hygiene and social distancing, please continue to go to the webpage coronavirus.gov.

This is a time like none other we have experienced. I take this disease seriously, and I want the church to do its part for the health and well being of our world.

I also take seriously our shared faith in Jesus Christ. This Jesus, who encouraged us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. This Jesus, who often said, “Do not be afraid.” This Jesus, who encouraged us to let the anxiety of each day be enough. This Jesus whose resurrection we will soon celebrate.

It is my deepest prayer that when Easter comes around, we will be able to gather joyously, face to face, for worship. I would invite you to join me in that prayer. Thank you.

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