TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

20 NORTH SHORE ROAD

P.O. BOX 872

MARMORA, NJ 08223

                                                    Phone (609) 390-3248             Fax (609) 390-1143

June 12, 2020

Dear Trinity Family,

We are thrilled to announce that our inside church services will resume on Sunday June 21, 2020, Father's Day! To comply with orders from the governor and the Conference, we are implementing a series of strict protocols, in order to provide protection from the Covid 19 virus during the pandemic. The safety of our church family is crucial; we think you will find these rules helpful and easy to work with

Masks are required. People should put on masks in the car and maintain social distancing with non-family members from that point on. We ask that everyone bring their own masks; we will also have extra masks on hand if needed.

Important: Please don't come to church if you are feeling ill or have a fever.

Bulletins will be emailed or mailed during the week; we ask everyone to bring their copy. We will also put a few extra copies in the pews for use on Sunday.

Parking will be as usual.

The main doors will be open, so nobody needs to touch door knobs; no entry through side entrances. Main doors will be closed after service starts if needed on hot or cold days. Greeters will open doors for additional people.

The first pew will be closed to allow extra space from the pastor and worship leader, who will be unmasked when addressing the congregation.

While we won't close off other pews, everyone will be required to maintain the minimum 6' social distancing, unless in the same family.

Hymnals and Bibles will be in the pews. Congregants can sing but will be required to keep masks on. Hymn lyrics will continue to be printed in the bulletin.

Prayer requests and pens will be removed; people will be asked to give their prayer requests verbally.

Hand sanitizer will be in narthex; you may also to bring your own if you wish.    

We will continue streaming services on Facebook Live. Free conference call will also be available 605-562-0400 and access code 331 4903#.

The water cooler will be off limits and covered.

The collection plate will be set out to drop off offerings when coming or going.

Rest rooms will be open, kept clean and hand soap available.

We welcome young people and will have a children's message each week. To ensure the safety of our children, Sunday school will not be held at this time.

Coffee hour is ministry suspended for now; we ask that people fellowship outside after service if desired, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing,

These rules will be adjusted as needed, according to state, Conference and CDC guidelines.

We will have a prayer vigil on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th. At your convenience, you can come to the church and pray in the outside prayer garden or pray from home. Please pray for healing, safety and protection for all who will worship in our church and other houses of worship.

Chris Hayes 609-602-9866 or Doug Frohock 609-214-0206 are available if you have questions, or if we can assist.

What a blessing it will be to see everyone again on Sunday June 21st!

Trinty United Methodist Church     20 North Shore Road        Marmora, New Jersey 08223         609-390-3248

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