Dear FUMC Family,
This coming Sunday, June 21st, we will regather in our FUMC Sanctuary for the 11 am Service of Worship. The Sunday School will not meet until further notice.
These decisions are made with hope, prayer and planning.
We will have sanitizer, masks and gloves available at the entrances to the Sanctuary. We request that everyone attending sit in accordance with the social distancing prescriptions necessary to minimize possible contagion. The usual entrances and exits to the Church will be available. Ushers will monitor and assist as necessary. Child care for children 5 years of age and younger will be available in the same classroom we traditionally use during Sunday services. Children older than 5 years of age are encouraged to be seated with their parents through the service.
The worship service will look a little different than what we typically follow as our choir will not be seated together and congregational singing will be minimized. Our focus will be on prayer and proclamation from the Scripture.
This Sunday is Father’s Day and we will present every Father in attendance a small gift as a way of thanking them for all they do. We will also collect the Epworth Offering that was originally intended for Mother’s Day. That offering will go to support the wonderful work of Epworth in the lives of many children.
We hope you will be able to join us if you are healthy and able to attend. Should you have any questions please call the office at 843-479-3231. Finally, remain vigilant in prayer as Sunday approaches. Together, and with God’s blessings, we will begin our journey back to the great fellowship we have all missed!
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE – JUNE 14th – CANCELLED
The FUMC staff met on three occasions to plan our reopening, which we had hoped would occur this coming Sunday.
After some discussion we have decided NOT to conduct an in-sanctuary 11 am service on June 14th.
The dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases in Marlboro county has continued along with the rest of the state. Today, some 540 new cases and 11 deaths occurred throughout South Carolina. Marlboro county is expected to peak in Coronavirus cases over the next two weeks.
While we have a good plan in place for our reopening, it is contingent on a flattening of reported cases in our community. Because this has not happened, we will reassess the possibility of an 11 am service on June 21st early next week. We will communicate that assessment to you via our media outlets.
Needless to say, we are all disappointed that we cannot regather for our time of worship. However, by remaining cautious and using available guidelines we will eventually return to our sanctuary.
Please remain in prayer for one another and remember that the Lord is still in control of every circumstance.