Week of September 16th
(See Pastor's Corner for full devotion)
Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 Communion Liturgical
9:00 & 11:00 Live on Facebook
Update as of August 25th
Dear Family & Friends of First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon,
I want to give you an update of where we are regarding the different openings and activities in our church. As most of you know we have been practicing “in person” worship for the last three Sundays. We have started back with an 8 o’clock Communion/Liturgical Service which only last 30 minutes. Communion cups are available on the round table when folks come in so that they can pick one up. We share them together at the close of that service. Time is allowed in between services to wipe down the pews for our 9 o’clock Contemporary Service, and then again for our 11 o’clock Traditional Service.
Our plan right now is to have Communion for all three services on Sunday, September 6th. For those who attend in-person worship, the pre-filled, sealed communion cups will be on the round table to pick one up as you arrive for service. We want those that will be joining us for online worship that Sunday to be able to participate in Communion as well, so on Friday and Saturday, September 4th & 5th, we will place some pre-filled, sealed communion cups outside of our Sanctuary, on the two benches on each side of the front doors. This will allow those that are not able to attend in-person worship time to drive by and pick up a communion cup before worship on Sunday. Presently we have been keeping Upper Room Devotionals and Prayer Boxes out on the benches for folks to continue to receive access to those ministries as well.
We are excited to have started back Sunday school at the 9 o’clock hour for the children. Last Sunday we had 11 children :-). Ms. Irene also offers a children’s program, like she has in the past, at the 11 o’clock service. Children are taken directly to the Sunday School wing and not into the Sanctuary.
Starting this Thursday, August 27th we will be offering a midweek worship service in our Sanctuary from 3 to 4pm. I will offer the midweek intercessions as well as collect any “J“ Dollars for the Homeless Ministry. Our study will be on the Holy Spirit.
Starting Sunday, August 30th, our Adult Sunday School class, led by Barbara Keller, will start meeting again at the 9:30 hour in our Friendship Hall. Both of our Tuesday Bible Study classes have already resumed. Our Prayer Ministry groups have started back meeting as well on Thursday evenings. We are not sure yet when we will start back the Wednesday Night services because the concept of gathering for a dinner remains slightly problematic at this time. The Lord will give us wisdom and direction as time goes on for that ministry and others as well.
Second Life Thrift Shop opens back up this Wednesday, August 26th. The following week they will resume a full schedule and be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 to 4pm, and Saturdays from 10 to 2pm.
Our United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men programs will begin to open back up in the Fall.
We continue to encourage everyone to wear a facemask to all gatherings when they cannot socially distance. We have replaced the AC filters for protection and have multiple sanitizing stations throughout our church campus.
We will try to keep all of you posted as the activities continue to increase and possibly change as we go into the season of Autumn. May the good Lord give you peace and wisdom and guide you during these days. We know that he is still on the throne and that he will direct our every path. May the blessings of Christ give you strength in all your endeavors.