As we look to care for one another and do our best to follow the guidance given to us, we are rolling back most of our previously announced COVID-19 protocols to align with CDC and local government recommendations starting 4/17/22.
All are welcome to continue wearing a mask if that is your personal preference, however, masks are not required, including for Children/Youth programs.
We will continue to offer social distancing seating in our Sanctuary for those who prefer it. We will also continue to ventilate all areas as much as possible. Hand sanitizer will remain available throughout the building and extra precautions will continue to be taken during Communion.
Internal Meetings/Small Groups are able to meet in the church building. Groups may also continue to meet online and are welcome to use the Church Zoom account if they desire. For more info on the Zoom account, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org
Public or private parties and hall rentals are not available at this time.
- Church committees and internal groups must reserve their space by contacting the church office in advance (email@example.com). Groups are encouraged to consider meeting in the Social Hall. This will allow more space between individuals and will also enable the use of our HVAC Air Disinfection system. If groups would like more info on how to use the disinfection system please contact the church office.
We will continue to livestream our worship services at "Church Online" (www.fumcwilliamstown.online.church
) indefinitely. We encourage you to welcome one another to worship by typing in the comments box on the platform during worship.
One of the challenges that our leadership has faced throughout this pandemic is navigating the continually changing circumstances, honoring those in authority as Scripture (Romans 13) calls us to do, while also being aware of our specific context here at First UMC.
We are extremely grateful for the support and flexibility that the congregation has continually shown throughout this difficult season, even though we recognize that there are many different perspectives on how to respond to the events around us. Thank you very much for your time and prayerful support.