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...

We can now sing for short periods outside at the end of worship! We still need to wear our masks, and please fill out your Health Acknowledgement weekly.  If you are bringing children who need the nursery or activity bags, please fill out the Preparing for Children form.  In the sanctuary, you will be able to sit with household units, so families stay together. Otherwise, we must respect the 6-foot distancing requirement.

All classes and groups of 50 or fewer people can meet in the building as desired. The nursery will be open for worship and Sunday School. Thank you for your patience as we all are struggling to adjust.  

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.