Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The people of The United Methodist Church.

Reopening

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

Seeking Jesus during COVID...

Updated Guidance from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church:

Please keep these 4 rules in mind for worship, ministries, and small groups:

• Fully vaccinated leaders may preach without a mask

• Fully vaccinated persons may be unmasked in indoor and outdoor settings

• Fully vaccinated persons may sing without a mask in indoor and outdoor settings

• Eating outdoors may occur with individually packed meals

Worshipping in new ways...

We have updated our streaming capabilities and created an app to support online worship. As restrictions loosen, we will continue to modify our worship.

As United Methodist, we follow the guidance of Bishop Sharma Lewis, who is the episcopal leader of the Virginia Conference. Since March of 2020, we have participated with the Conference in prayer
and thoughtful consultation to resume in-person worship incrementally. We seek to maintain healthy and safe spaces while following Virginia law. Our work is ongoing as restrictions change based on COVID activity in our state and area.

Where we are headed...

For our second reopening, we decided to start with one service to give our servant leaders, both paid and volunteer, some rest as we prayerfully discern where God is leading our faith community.

Pastor Brian is seeking twenty-five multipliers who want to stand up a second service and intentionally invite others to join them. The idea of a “multiplier” is broad enough to include:
  • Inviting people to worship (or groups).
  • Greeting and supporting them when they arrive.
  • Following up with them.
  • Guiding them to find a home and ministry with us.

For instance, a multiplier could be a prayer warrior and active participant, or they could be an “Ambassadors” who will serve as greeters who make sure guests feel welcomed and at home and find places to explore our church. Multipliers could also help in follow-up ministries, small group leadership, or in developing a discipleship system. Ultimately, these ministries will be housed under an evangelism team or committee, but for now, we simply need people who care about blessing their friends, family, and neighbors.

Use the link above to indicate to Pastor Brian your desire to become a multiplier.