Homecoming

“Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is Coming.” – Hebrews 10:25

Our Homecoming Task Force has been working diligently to find new and creative ways for our congregation to worship together as one body. Below you will find information regarding two ways to worship as ONE body in ONE Spirit…

The summary (more details provided below!):

  • On Sundays at 9:30 AM, we will have two ways to worship at the same time: online or in-person* in our outdoor chapel area.
  • In order to participate in the in-person worship service, please first read the protocol document AND register to attend via the links provided below.
  • The deadline for making a reservation is Friday at noon.

*In the event of inclement weather, a cancellation notification will be sent directly to those who have registered for in-person worship, as well as posted on our website.

Our online worship will continue in a similar format with one major change. Beginning August 23, online worship will shift to 9:30 AM, concurrent with the in-person outdoor worship service. Visit our website at cumc.net/online-worship to participate!

Your Homecoming Task Force would like to invite you to our first in-person worship service. Our team has worked diligently to create a safe place and time for us to gather for the first time since we’ve been sequestered.

The service will be short (no more than 45 minutes), starting at 9:30 am on Sunday, September 20 and concurrent with online worship. Please read the protocol (link below) that our task force created to preview how we plan to gather AND stay safe.

And watch Doug Sauer, a member of our team, show you the improvements to our outdoor chapel area and how we’ll use the space.

If you would like to attend, please note that attendance is limited with this first event, so make your reservations on Sign-up Genius. The deadline for reservations is Friday, September 25 at noon.

And if you’re willing to help, we’d love to train you to host and help; please contact Jim Cole (ljimcole@hotmail.com or 301-805-0982) or Nancy Kripner (njkripner@comcast.net).
 
Finally . . .
 
COMMUNION will be shared to conclude our service. You may choose to participate or not as you feel comfortable. If you prefer, you can bring your own elements from home. We will also have pre-packaged, hermetically sealed individual communion elements available for you to pick up on your way to your seat.
 
You are welcome to bring your own chairs, but there are plenty of safely spaced benches, so bring your own cushions and blankets to make your reserved bench comfy.
 
Unfortunately, in the interest of safety, there are no plans for nursery or children’s ministry during this first service.  But you are more than welcome to come with your children, along with a variety of quiet activities to keep them occupied during our short service.
 
Your safety is our primary concern as we take these first steps to regather – so important for our emotional and spiritual health.  If you are comfortable with the protocol, then please join us.