Worship Reopening Guide (Summer 2021)

Rules for in the building worship:

1. Congregational Singing is once again back in place: The congregation will once again be invited to join in congregational singing. We ask that worship attendees remain in masks but we look forward to once again hearing your voices in our praise back to God.

2. The restrooms are once again open: We appreciate your patience but please note that all restrooms in the building ARE once again open for use. Please spread the word! 

3. Dean Summer Office Hours: Dean will be working in person from the office beginning Tuesday June 1st from 1:00-3:00 pm Monday-Friday. Any visitors to the office are asked to please wear a mask

4. Communion reboot: While it has been important to continue celebrating in communion this past year we recognize that the "to-go" communion kits are not an ideal way to receive communion. We will once again be inviting people to come forward to receive communion with pre-cut pieces of bread and individual juice cups. (For those worshiping from home or the parking lot we will still have "to-go" communion kits available for use)

5. In-Person Meetings Once Again Allowed: While the AdCo will continue to meet virtually for the time being other ministry groups of the church are allowed to resume in-person meetings in the church. Please make sure to schedule with Dean through the church office so we are aware of who is using the building. 

6. Children's Time Resuming: It has felt very strange to not have the kids join Pastor Ross for Children's time during worship. Pastor Ross will be resuming "Children's Time" very soon. We hope the children of our church are excited to come join Pastor Ross during worship in a safe and fun way! 

 

Soon but not YET: Church leadership will continue to evaluate recommended guidelines through the CDC and our local county health department. While we are not quite ready to resume passing the offering plate, indoor fellowship time, and shaking of hands during passing of the peace" we will still encourage creative ways for you to engage in these important practices. We thank you for your patience and please know EVERY decision we make is keeping the safety of each of you in mind! 

 

Guidelines for Drive-in 9:00 am Worship:

  • As you drive into the church parking lot, please check in with the greeter standing on the porch.

  • In addition to taking note of attendance, Greeters will have the following items: extra masks, a few worship bulletins, pre-packaged communion supplies (on Communion Sunday), a notebook to write down any joys or concerns, and a collection box (to collect any offering).

  • An Usher will direct you to your seat.

  • Please maintain 6' distance.

  • If exiting your vehicle, please wear a mask.

‚óŹ Radio transmission of service is available by tuning the radio in your vehicle to 88.7 FM.

Stay at home request: Please stay home if you or a member of your household are experiencing or have been experiencing the following symptoms such as cough, fever of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, shortness of breath or other illness within the past 14 days, have been exposed to or are residing with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, traveled out of the country or to “hot spots,” or you are at a higher risk for severe illness.

(detailed guidelines available upon request).

 

                                              July Sermon Series: "Road Trip"

Just before he ascends into heaven, Jesus gathers his disciples together one last time to give them his final instructions. He leaves them with the directive to “go and make disciples of all nations. "Road Trip" will explore the adventures of being a follower of Jesus. Are you ready to go?

 

July 4 "Hit The Road."

Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20. Jesus sent out his apostles to make disciples of all the world. We have been sent to do the same. How do we prepare for this life long journey of faith?

 

July 11 "U-Turn"

Scripture: Acts 9:1-6. Have you ever thought you were headed in the right direction, only to discover you are way off course? This week we will examine the story of the Apostle Paul’s u-turn in life. Paul’s life takes a radical turn when he hears Jesus. How does Jesus direct us to turn around?

 

July 18 "Road Less Traveled"

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37. When Jesus sends us out, sometimes the road is difficult and even dangerous. We can avoid the Jericho roads of life, or we can take them in order to serve Jesus. We are invited to travel the Jericho Roads in our communities with eyes open and offer our service to another in need.

 

July 25 "Headed Home"

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32. 

Sometimes we leave home with great expectations and hopes. But somewhere along the road we get off track, and the best decision is to head home. Many important lessons of life can be found on the road home.

  

 

 Welcome

Eudora United Methodist Church is a growing congregation with a wonderful mix of newer attending younger singles/families and older adults that have been part of the church's rich history.   We're a mission and service-oriented church that is constantly striving to grow in understanding God's love for us and in our response of sharing that love with others.  We experience and share the presence of God's spirit in an intentionally blended music worship on Sunday mornings and in a variety of Spiritual Formation opportunities for all ages.  Various Fellowship Groups also bring the congregation together for fun activities that meet through the  year.

Looking for a new church home in which to grow and share? Come visit and discover your place here!