Onaway & Millersburg UMC
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Announcement

Dear Onaway United Methodist Families,

Greeting in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
It is my earnest hope that everything is going well with you and your families.I want to express my gratitude for your cooperation this last two Sundays. We had a safe and meaningful Drive-in service together because of your consideration. Both Onaway and Millersburg United Methodist Church will start the service in the sanctuary from June 14th; however, this service would not be conducted in ways that you are used to for the sake of your health and safety. We need your cooperation and help for our safe re-opening. So, this announcement is
 to inform you of what is happening and give you some instruction for our services. Please read carefully and follow the instruction.

ONAWAY UMC

We will have three different formats of service:
1) In-person service in the church building; 2) Drive-in service in the church parking lot; and 3) Home-worship service. You can join one of the services that you want and feel comfortable. 

1) In-Person Service in the Church Building at 9:30 am
You can arrive at the church building for the worship service. You should wear your mask (cloth face coverings) in the church building even during the service and sanitize your hands after getting in and out of the building. You can be seated either in the sanctuary or inside the fellowship hall. You can see the marks signaling where you would be seated based on social distancing norms. But, if your people are from the same household, they can sit together. Please follow all the directions given by the usher. Also, there are no hymnals and Bibles in the sanctuary. Please use the bulletin and the screen in the sanctuary and bring your own Bible.

2) Drive-In Service in the Church Parking Lot at 9:30 am
If you are still a little concerned about having an in-person service, we will still open the drive-in service. As we have done over the past two weeks, you can arrive to the church and park your vehicle in the parking lot, before turning on the radio (FM 100.1). You can listen to the service in your vehicle. However, if you decide to have a drive-in service, please let the usher know who would walk around in order to receive your bulletin and check your attendance.

 3) Home-Worship Service
If you prefer to stay home due to your vulnerability or sickness, yes, you can do that! You can definitely have a worship service in your place. I am going to send you the letter with the bulletin and my sermon that is in the same format letter that you were sent before. However, please let me or Linda know in advance because I need time to send you the letter. Just for your information, there are no more online video services.

MILLERSBURG UMC 

1) In-Person Service in the Church Building at 11:15 am
You can arrive at the church building for the worship service. You should wear your mask (cloth face coverings) in the church building even during the service and sanitize your hands after getting in and out of the building. You can be seated either in the sanctuary or inside the fellowship hall. You can see the marks signaling where you would be seated based on social distancing norms. But, if your people are from the same household, they can sit together. Please follow all the directions given by the usher. Also, there are no hymnals and Bibles in the sanctuary. Please use the bulletin and the screen in the sanctuary and bring your own Bible.

FOR BOTH CHURCHES

Here are some more instructions that you need to remember even though we have opened the church service.

·      Please stay at home if you feel sick, have a fever, or a cough/runny nose. Remember we need to take care of each other and staying home when sick is one of the biggest ways we can love each other in this time.

·      Please bring your mask and wear it. But, if you don't have any mask, please let us know that. We will provide one for you. 

·      Please keep your social distancing to protect yourself and others.  There is no church fellowship until everything is more safe and stable.

·      If you need to visit the restroom, it is highly recommended that you disinfect anything you touched and sanitize your hands after using the restroom for the next person.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor YooJin Kim or the church office, which is now back to the normal schedule (Tue/Wed/Thursday 9am-1pm).

Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Stay well and safe in Christ. 

Peace be with you,
Sincerely,
YooJin Kim