FUMC Response to Corona Virus

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March 18, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      In light of the heightened anxiety regarding the corona virus and in response to recommendations from local and national officials, we have decided that we as a church will continue to take certain precautionary measures to insure that we are all doing our part to keep from spreading this virus. Having said that, I also want to assure you that we plan to conduct our FUMC ministries with minimal interruption and with the excellence that we always strive for. I am thankful that we are digitally set up to allow that to happen. Here are the steps that we are taking thus far, and please remember that as circumstances may change, these decisions may change also.
 
1) Physical gathering for worship services on March 22 are cancelled. Pastor Cathe will broadcast her sermon on KWED 1580 AM and Pastor Ray’s Seasons sermon will be posted on our Facebook page.

2) Church office hours will be 9:00 a.m. till Noon each day this week. If you need to speak to a pastor or staff member, please leave a message on their office phone. We will be checking our messages regularly. If this changes for any reason, another email will be sent out and revised hours will be posted on the office door.
 
3) All gatherings, including worship and meetings are cancelled through March 28. If you are a Small Group leader or Sunday School Teacher, please let the people in your group know about these cancellations, as not all people check email or other forms of social media.

 
4) The Weekday School will be closed through April 3. The Weekday school follows the lead of Seguin ISD in determining unscheduled school closures.
 
5)Please be in prayer as we seek to navigate these uncharted waters in a faithful and wise way. I am prayerfully optimistic that strides will be made quickly to slow down and eradicate this virus. I am also prayerfully hopeful that we can resume our normal worship gatherings and schedule of events as soon as possible. Regular updates will be posted on our Facebook page, church website, and by means of email. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the church office. May the peace of Christ be with you all and the love of God be full in your hearts during this holy season of Lent.
 
6) Other Cancellations of Note:
Tri-Methodist Lenten Worship has been cancelled
Women’s Retreat for April 3-4 will be rescheduled for the fall
Confirmation Rally has been cancelled
 
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March 14, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In light of the heightened anxiety regarding the corona virus and in response to recommendations from local and national officials, I have decided that we as a church will take certain precautionary measures to insure that we are all doing our part to keep from spreading this virus. Having said that, I also want to assure you that we plan to conduct our FUMC ministries with minimal interruption and with the excellence that we always strive for. I am thankful that we are digitally set up to allow that to happen. Here are the steps that I have decided to take thus far, and please remember that as circumstances may change, these decisions may change also and if so, you will be notified.

1) I have decided to cancel our physical gathering of worship tomorrow. This will be posted on our Facebook page and on our church website at www.fumcseguin.com. I will still broadcast my sermon on KWED and Pastor Ray’s Seasons sermon will still be videotaped for our Facebook page. Many of you give your offering by bank draft. You may mail in your offering check or bring it by the church office in the mornings this week. Thank you! For prayer concerns and updates to be added to our church prayer list, please call the church office.

2) Our church office will be open from 8:30 a.m. till Noon each day this week. If that changes for any reason, another email will be sent out and revised hours will be posted on the office door.

3) Our Weekday School will be canceled this week, as well as the Tri- Methodist Lenten service (which was to be held in our sanctuary). There are several other meetings that have been canceled as well – please see the List of Cancellations included in this email. If you are a Small Group leader or Sunday School Teacher, please let the people in your group know about these cancellations, as not all people check email or other forms of social media.

4) Please be in prayer as we seek to navigate these uncharted waters in a faithful and wise way. I am prayerfully optimistic that strides will be made quickly to slow down and eradicate this virus. I am also prayerfully hopeful that we can resume our normal worship gatherings and schedule of events as soon as possible. Regular updates will be posted on our Facebook page, church website, and by means of email. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the church office. May the peace of Christ be with you all and the love of God be full in your hearts during this holy season of Lent??

Yours in Christ, Pastor Cathe

Cancellation List

March 15
All worship services
Sunday School
Handbell Rehearsal

March 16
NAMI Support Group
Safety Team Leadership Meeting

March 17
Butterfly Quilters
Finance Meeting
Choir Rehearsal

March 18
Tri-Methodist Lenten Worship

March 19
Weekday School Board Meeting
Board of Trustees Meeting
PFLAG

March 21
30-Hour Famine/Empty Bowls Project

If you are unsure if your group is meeting, please contact the person in charge.