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August Revised Schedule
Posted August 28, 2020

     Valpo First United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the following building and worship schedule: Please note that everyone entering the building MUST wear a face mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon


WORSHIP SERVICES:
In-person and on-line worship options are provided. In-person worship times are every Sunday:
9:00 a.m. (Classic)
11:11 a.m. (The Current)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Register to attend the in-person worship service of your choice. You can register using this link, or contact the church office at 465-1661. 
  • Everyone entering the building MUST wear a face mask. If needed, we will gladly provide one for you.
  • No coffee or refreshments will be served.
  • Currently, the nursery and any Sunday children's classes are closed. Children's Sunday School video links will be posted on our home page.

 

Group Meetings and Classes
     
Meeting rooms are available based on a "COVID Capacity." Please contact Kate Shifflett at 465-1661 to inquire about room capacity, availability and scheduling.

UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS NECESSARY 

IN-PERSON WORSHIP RESTRICTIONS AND PROTOCOLS:

  • If you have tested positive for, are symptomatic of, or believe you may have/had Covid-19, please continue to worship on-line.
  • For the time being, there will be NO communal singing of hymns or songs. During the music, the words will be projected for you to meditate to, or hum along.

ALL individuals attending a live service will gracefully agree to the following protocols:

  • MASKS: For the time being, everyone entering the building for worship must wear a mask. This is for your protection, as well as the protection of others. Masks should cover your nose and mouth at all times. If you do not own a mask, we have a limited supply available. If wearing a mask is a challenge for you, please take that into consideration as you decide whether to attend in-person.
  • DISTANCE: Everyone must maintain a social distance of 6 feet from those not in their immediate family. Please refrain from shaking hands and physical contact. Air hugs, and air high fives are appropriate.
  • HAND SANITIZER will be abundantly available
  • ENTERING & EXITING: Greeters will be present at both doors (Franklin & Jefferson) to hold the door open for you. You will be seated by an usher, and when the service is concluded, you'll be excused by an usher. Please exit the building immediately through the same door you entered.
  • SEATING: Every other pew will be marked off. Ushers will seat from the front of the sanctuary to the back. Overflow seating will be set-up in Fellowship Hall if necessary. For the time being, the balcony will be closed.
  • OFFERING: Plates will NOT be passed during the service. Locked boxes for offerings are now installed at each end of Fellowship Hall. You may also contact Kate in the church office for help to set up an automatic draft, or give on-line.
  • CHILDREN: For the time being, the nursery and classrooms are closed. Please keep your children and/or grandchildren with you at all times. Crayons and activities will be available.
  • RESTROOM: The restrooms will be open. The doors should be propped open at all times. Sanitary wipes will be available. Please wipe down all touched surfaces after using the restroom.
  • OTHER ROOMS: For the time being, the rest of the building is off limits to attendees. This includes the kitchen, parlor, Tower chapel, classrooms, and library.
  • HOSPITALITY: For the time being, there will be no coffee or refreshments. Please feel free to BYOC (Bring your own coffee).