Laingsburg UMC Response and Precautions Related to COVID-19 Concerns
Precautions currently in effect
As a church, we believe that encouraging healthy living is a vital part of our ministry, as is providing a healthy place to gather, serve, and worship. As more and more information is coming to light regarding COVID-19, and as public response recommendations are being made via health officials, Laingsburg UMC wants to remain proactive and in accordance with proper recommendations. As a church, we will remain committed to taking appropriate and reasonable precautions to keep our congregation and community as safe and healthy as possible.
At this point, we have canceled our regular IN-PERSON Sunday morning worship in accordance with our Church Reopening Plan. There are currently virtual online options for worship, and we would encourage your participation. Our worship service can be found on Facebook beginning at 10am on Sundays. Simply go to the Laingsburg UMC Facebook page or to our YouTube Channel to watch and participate.
Effective October 1, 2020, small groups of no more than 10 will be permitted to gather in the church Narthex and Fellowship Hall with full mask compliance and social distancing practice. All used surfaces shall be wiped down and sanitized at the conclusion of each gathering.
The church office is now open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. For the safety of our staff, please limit the number of your visits and the length of time you spend in the building.
With the exception of the Laingsburg Food Bank (which will continue to hold regular hours) and AA, renters and community groups who regularly use the building are asked to refrain from holding their events until further notification is given.
The Church Leadership Team remains committed to maintaining the safety and well-being of our church members and the community, and will continue to reevaluate our reopening plan at their monthly meetings.
If you have a pastoral emergency, please call the parsonage, 517 651-5266.
We recognize that without in-person worship during this unusual time, the church's regular income through your tithes, offerings, and donations may decrease. Please know that your regular giving is still depended upon in order to ensure that salaries, utilities, and other ministry-related financial obligations are met on time. And so, please consider one of these means of continued giving:
You can mail a check to the church via US Postal Services.
You can also give using our electronic/online giving tool (see "Donate/Give" button at the top).
We appreciate your patience and understanding in this unusual time.
Online Worship Opportunities
While we're not able to come together for in-person worship for a while,
that doesn't mean we can't still worship!
Join us on our Facebook page or YouTube on Sunday mornings at 10am for a LIVE or recorded worship service with Pastor Tiffany. There, you can hear a meaningful message, particpate in a time of prayer, and even sing along to the music, all from your living room!
Masks will be worn and social distancing will be practiced.
We are currently studying Esther. As we read through Esther's story, the only book of the Bible that contains no mention of God, we are exploring the ways in which we are able to see the work of God's hands in Esther's story.