EUMC Reopening on June 21, 2020
In accordance with the order from the Bishop of the Virginia Annual Conference, beginning on June 21, 2020, all churches can return to in-person worship if they comply with physical distancing requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, having proper physical distancing in the narthex, sanctuary, parking lot, and the fellowship hall. This means that the pew/chair in front of each person is empty and the pew/chair behind each person is empty so there is at least six feet between all people. Besides the distancing requirements, all other in-person worship requirements must be met and practiced by the local church.
We`ll provide in-person and online service together every Sunday. If you want to attend the in-person service, you must register at least four days before the service. You need to complete the Health Acknowledgement Form, and submit the online registration by Thursday every week. If you can not use the internet to register online, please mail your health form or call the church office for help. If you do not have email or online registration, you can call the church and ask to complete the form.
Online registration: https://www.evc.vaumc.org/home/
Call the Church Office: 540-662-1269 (9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Mon. & Thurs.)
Restrooms will be very limited. Only one person can use it at a time.
Strict physical distancing – 6 feet or more at all times
Hymnals, Bibles, and all worship materials will not be available in print
We will provide a digital bulletin (to view on your phone) & the video presentation with words for the worship elements
No choirs but music is encouraged
No singing – including Congregation but humming or speaking the words is fine
No children under 7, No childcare, No nursery or children’s time, No Sunday School
No coffee or fellowship time
No handshakes or hugging
While we know it may seem that there are quite a few restrictions, it is necessary for us to proceed with an abundance of caution and respect for the well being of one another. We pray that this first phase of reopening brings joy to each of you, and by following all of the guidelines we will be able to open for more and more opportunities in no time. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Christ's Love,
The Congregation of EUMC