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JOURNEY OF FAITH
Every Member is a minister, led by the Holy Spirit to: Grow in Faith, Serve Others,
and Share Jesus Christ with all… to the glory of God.
Worship on Sunday October 25 will be inside!
Montgomery is now hosting an outside worship service Sunday's at 9 am starting this Sunday, September 27 (weather permitting).
If you and your family would like to join us, please:
- Bring a lawn chair
- Maintain a social distance
- Wear a mask after exiting your car
- Find creative alternatives to handshakes and hugs
- At arrival, check in with a greeter, so we can obtain contact information. (Prior registration will not be necessary.)
As always, our concern for others leads us to refrain from attending if we have a fever, or any other symptoms of the flu.
We would like to continue outdoor worship as long as weather will permit. We will also continue to provide on-line worship for the convenience of others.
Prospective worshipers will need to make reservations with the church office, by email or phone by Thursday noon before the Sunday they would like to attend. An email address or phone number will need to be provided to confirm reservation.
Reservations must be renewed each week
Twenty-five family slots will be available. A "family" will consist of all members of a household who will sit together in the pew, whether that is one person or several. Two slots will be reserved for visitors.
Prayer requests will need to be received by 10 am. on Friday to insure that they will be included in the service, since there will be no written prayer request sheet. We will do our best to accommodate verbal prayer requests before the service, but opportunities will be limited.
Worshipers will be greeted at the location where the entrance lane enters the parking lot, and requested to park in every other parking space.
Masks will be required from the time a person leaves their automobile until the time they return to their auto after the service.
Worshipers will enter at the main entrance to the church (on the south side of the building). A greeter will verify their attendance, so that we can provide updates to those attending on a particular Sunday, if needed. If the family is visiting for the first time, contact information will be received. Six foot intervals will be marked on the sidewalk for those who are waiting for entrance.
Hand sanitizer will be available in the Connecting Place for all worshipers.
Containers will be provided for offerings, since the offering plates will not be passed during the service.
Ushers will greet worshipers at the entrance to the sanctuary and will maintain a six foot distance.
Seating will be assigned, and identified by color and number for sections and rows.
Worship will be shortened to a forty-five minute time period, in order to accommodate the new conditions. There will be an organ prelude and postlude. The Praise Band will provide a video presentation of the worship songs.
The children will remain in their seats for our "Children’s Time."
Per the instructions of Bishop Easterling, we will not be celebrating the Lord’s Supper during the summer months. We will await further clarification.
At the conclusion of worship time:
- The organist will play a postlude
- The ushers will dismiss row by row, starting in the rear of the center section, and working forward, alternating sides of the aisle.
- The worshipers in the overflow section will be dismissed through the rear of the section, and will exit through the Memorial Room entrance
Worshipers will be encouraged to exit quickly; those who wish to connect may do so outside, where they will be encouraged to keep social distancing
A PLACE TO BELONG
Since our founding in 1846, the people of Montgomery United Methodist Church in Damascus, Maryland have sought to be faithful followers of Christ in the community and around the world. We believe that the heart of the community has been, is, and will be – the Church.
We hope you feel welcomed and invited to build upon our great heritage of the love of God, service to our community and the world.
OUR CORE VALUES = JESUS.
THROUGH HIS LIFE, WE BELIEVE JESUS SHOWED US HOW TO LOVE, AND LOVE ITSELF.