Church Reopening Update

CHURCH REOPENING PLAN UPDATE
By Pastor Marianne Cotter
January 12, 2021

Currently, the worship of First United Methodist Church in Baraboo is being offered exclusively online. You can access the service by going to Facebook (Baraboo First United Methodist Church) or by going to the virtual worship link on this web site.

Sunday School and youth programs are being conducted via ZOOM.

At present, our Neighborly Free Clothing Store is closed. If someone has emergency clothing needs, please call the church at 608-356-3991 and leave a message for the Office Administrator. A volunteer will be in touch to find out what clothing items are needed and will arrange for contactless delivery. Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations at this time.

The building is open for essential business Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 2. Masks and social distancing are required while in the building.

Our church’s COVID team is comprised of the chairperson of the Administrative Council Keri Olson, co-lay leader Emily Moll, trustee Leon Miller and myself. Our group is tasked with making decisions on when in person worship and other activities will resume. We will take direction from the Sauk County Health Department as what the data indicates regarding community spread, safety protocols, etc. We will also consult our congregation members through future surveys regarding returning to in person worship. The Administrative Council will receive regular reports from the COVID team and provide input as well. – Pastor Marianne Cotter