GATHERING & GOSPELLING
Join us for a summer series based on the books The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker and Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 Can I Get a Witness?
Come hear faith-sharing from within the congregation!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 Go into All the World
Faith-sharing from the Youth Mission Trip and a SoleHope Mission Project for people in Uganda!
FAITH FROM THE INSIDE OUT
We'll finish out our Summer outdoor worship with a worship series based on the Pixar film "Inside Out." The movie follows the emotions and experiences of 11-year-old Riley as her family goes through the transition of moving across the country. Join us as we discover how to live out our faith while balancing the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, disgust and joy!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
"When Anger Takes Control"
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
"Sad is Not Bad"
SNACKS FOR FELLOWSHIP TIME
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WORSHIP SERVANTS NEEDED
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As church attendance numbers fade across the nation and online services become very convenient (who doesn't love not getting ready in the morning or leaving the home?!), it's important to remember why church attendance for you and your family matters so much.
You can't serve from your sofa. You can't have community of faith on your sofa. You can't experience the power of a room full of believers worshipping together on your sofa.
Christians aren't consumers either. We are contributors. We don't watch. We engage. We give. We sacrifice. We encourage. We do life together.
The church needs you.
And you need the church.
Wherever you are, find a local church where you and your family can be part of community and use your talents to advance the kingdom and reach others. To come alongside one another physically, not just through a screen.
While I'm grateful for technology to keep people connected who can't physically come to a facility or who need to be away, it's absolutely not like being in the sanctuary. Never will be.
Yes, church on the sofa is nice.
But it'll never be the same as church in the sanctuary.
by Jeff McNiell
GUIDELINES FOR INDOOR GATHERINGS
as of May 19, 2021
While many youth and adults are now fully vaccinated and have moved into the Green Light phase, we as a church believe that the best way to show love for our neighbors, who are children and others not able to be vaccinated, is by encouraging everyone to wear a mask for large gatherings indoors.
We will be holding outdoor worship this summer, where masks are optional, but will move worship indoors as needed for rain and other inclement weather.
When we do have to meet indoors, we will continue to offer sanitizer, low-touch and no-touch options for bulletins and offering, and sections of socially distanced seating.
Level 3 Red Light Status: Stop all non-critical gatherings. Essential workers only. This is the Stay in love with God and Stay Home phase of our ministry.
Level 2 Yellow Light Satus: Cautionary Return. We anticipate this will cover a number of months. As the IAUMC, we want to “Do Good” as restrictions are lifted and as test positivity rates decrease. This means a gradual return to gatherings and doing so in a cautionary manner, with limitations.
Level 1 Green Light Status: When we finally reach the “Do No Harm” phase, it will be because the virus is contained and our people are safe. Permission will be granted to communities of faith to return to full activity and mass gatherings will be permitted.