We have all been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here at First United Methodist Church, we are adapting to a new way of being a worshiping faith community. Some of the things we are doing are:
Virtual Online Worship Services: Join us for virtual worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. via the church Facebook page or watch by going to www.facebook.com/barabooumc via your internet browser. If you have an announcement you’d like shared during the service, please email it to Pastor Marianne at Marianne.email@example.com by Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Phone Tree: We have set up a phone tree with volunteers calling church members to keep in touch and keep in contact with our faith community. And Pastor Marianne always welcomes your phone calls if you need someone to talk to during this difficult time. If you have a pastoral need or have a question regarding the church please email the pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Meetings: FUMC now has a Zoom account to hold virtual meetings of any length with up to 100 participants. You can join the meeting with a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or even a regular phone. If you would like to host a church meeting, please send an email to email@example.com.
Christian Education/Children’s Sunday School: We are working to establish meetings either through Zoom or facebook. Stay tuned for more information!
Need help with grocery shopping? Elderly? Homebound? Would you like others to do your shopping so you can stay “Safer at Home”? The church has youth members who would be happy to run errands for members who want to stay safe. It would be one contact, but that is better than facing a whole store. Brenda Schick is organizing this effort, so if you contact firstname.lastname@example.org, we will relay your information to her.
Working from home: FUMC staff members are working from home as much as possible. The church building is closed to all non-essential meetings and limited to ten people in the building at any one time. Additionally, our custodian is doing a thorough cleaning of the building, and disinfecting church pews and other surfaces throughout the building.
The Neighborly Store is currently closed. In keeping with the “Safer at Home” policy, the Neighborly Store is unfortunately closed. There are no volunteers coming in to the building to process donations, so please do not leave any donations outside the building. We will happily accept your donations when we re-open the store after the “Safer at Home” policy has been lifted.