“Commit your way to the LORD and put your trust in the Holy One ...”
— Psalm 37:5
We are excited to resume in-person worship in the sanctuary, starting at 11 am on July 4th! Please keep in mind that there are some safety rules to follow:
Indoors In-person worship information
Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required for attendance.
Unvaccinated people older than 5 are asked to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth at all times while inside the building. You are always welcome to wear a mask even if you are vaccinated.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes early. You will be asked to read and agree to abide by a list of health statements and agree to social distancing rules.
I am not experiencing 2 or more of the symptoms of COVID-19.
I have not been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or I am fully vaccinated.
I have not tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results.
If I have tested positive for COVID-19, I have completed resolution of symptoms, or if asymptomatic, have completed 10 days of self-isolation.
I will immediately notify the pastor if I develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 5 days, and seek medical attention.
You must enter the sanctuary directly after signing in and you should take your seat promptly. When Communion is planned, please pick up the prepackaged elements as you enter the sanctuary.
Seating will be in every other pew. Persons in the same household should be seated together, and should maintain 6 feet of distance from other household groups.
Families with young children should sit at the ends of pews, so if kids need to leave they won’t climb past anyone. Alternatively, the Children’s Table will be set up in the Aldersgate room for children to play during the service.
Please remain in your assigned seat.
No handshaking or hugging. Elbow bumping is permitted.
Offerings may be dropped into baskets as people exit the sanctuary.
At dismissal time, keep in mind the social distancing requirements and exit the sanctuary and the building promptly. Rev. Matt and Lacey will be greeting people outside.
No nursery will be available, and there will be no reception in the Aldersgate room.
-The Healthy Church/Post-COVID Reentry Team
For those not yet ready to join us in person, we will still be livestreaming the service via Zoom and YouTube Live.
If you have any questions or concerns about our COVID-19 safety policies, please contact Matt Zimmerman, chair of the Healthy Church Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-964-8237.
Why be baptized? God says that through baptism, children and adults receive many blessings, including the Holy Spirit which strengthens and gives faith, new life, and forgiveness.
In our United Methodist tradition we are privileged to receive new Christians to the faith through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. The sacrament is available to all people of any age and takes place in the context of Sunday morning worship.
To learn more about Baptism, contact email@example.com
On Sunday, December 29, 2019 we welcomed in baptism first cousins Aerietta Joy Gresko and Everly Ann Smith into our Faith Family. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents.
On March 19, 2019, the Church Council of WMUMC created a new policy that reads as follows:
The Pastor of Wesley Memorial will not pronounce marriages for any couple in our community until the General Conference of the United Methodist Church changes the Book of Discipline to allow LGBT couples to be married in the UMC. All marriages performed for the Wesley Memorial UMC community will be pronounced by lay members of the congregation.
Despite the church’s current Discipline, lay members of Wesley Memorial UMC will perform LGBT weddings. For questions, or to express interest in being married, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Weddings at Wesley Memorial UMC