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 and other in-person programs, gatherings, etc. in accordance with our Church Reopening Plan. There are currently virtual online options for worship and ministry, 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.
The church office will remain closed, and will gradually reopen in accordance with our Church Reopening Plan.
With the exception of the Laingsburg Food Bank (which will continue to hold regular hours), renters and community groups who regularly use the building are asked to refrain from holding their events until further notification is given. For those who attend AA, please be in touch with your group coordinator(s) and/or sponsor for more information about alternative meeting options.
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 on Sunday mornings at 10am (and throughout Holy Week) for a LIVE or recorded worship service with Pastor Brian. 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!
"You'll Get Through This" is an online Bible Study hosted by Pastor Brian. Using a free Zoom online meeting (ANYONE can use this, tool, trust me!), we'll take a closer look at the story of Joseph and his brothers, and his time in Egypt as told in the book of Genesis. With video segments by pastor and author, Max Lucado (that we'll watch together), we'll experience how God WILL move us through the hard times in life.
Don't worry if you missed last week's session. You can get caught up really quickly!
Click to Go Right To Online Bible Study
Or, use your phone to access the meeting
Call: (646)558-8656 Enter meeting ID: 133 177 357 (No "participant ID" - just enter #)