COME WITH US
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.
We resumed worship on campus Sunday, August 2!
On campus worship could change at any time, if we feel that the risks to the health of our church family outweigh the benefits of being in our sanctuary together.
Online worship will continue to be an option if you are not comfortable with a public gathering just yet. To protect the safety of yourself and others, please do not attend if you have a fever, or other symptoms.
And though the warmth and welcoming nature of our church family is an incredible blessing, for the immediate future we will need to find other ways to express God’s love to one another, other than handshakes and hugs.
In celebration of God’s faithfulness, we will be bringing a special offering of food items on the 2nd – to honor God, and to bless those in our community who have found these past four months especially challenging. Tables will be provided outside the main entrance to receive your gifts on Sunday.
You may also drop them by the office Monday morning. Here are a few of the items that would be most helpful:
- Peanut Butter & Grape jelly
- Canned fruit
- Canned Pasta
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
Introducing Mobile Moments!
Each Monday a different member from our congregation will be sharing motivational messages for all of us!
We hope this is a way that will help us all feel closer and stay connected! If you're interested in providing a short video, please contact us through the office.
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.