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UPDATED GUIDANCE REGARDING
IN-PERSON WORSHIP AND OTHER
CHURCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS

In light of the revised guidance from the CDC and the Western NC Conference, we provide to following updates to our church’s COVID-19 response policy:

  • The wearing of face coverings will be optional for those who have been fully vaccinated, which is defined as being two weeks after the last dose of the vaccine. However, we do recommend the continued use of face coverings for congregational singing or other spoken parts of worship.
  • For small group gatherings, such as Sunday school classes, meetings, Bible studies or music rehearsals, you may use your best judgment regarding masking as dictated by the attendance of your group.
  • If you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that the wearing of face coverings will continue.
  • Food, snacks and drinks should be served by masked and gloved Until the vaccination percentage increases, buffet lines are discouraged.
  • To promote proper ventilation in the sanctuary, we will continue to keep the side doors and street level doors open during the worship service.

Thank you for your assistance and patience as we continue to ascertain the best practices for First UMC-Lincolnton to ensure the safety and well being of our congregation.

WORSHIP

All who seek to hear and be engaged in God’s word are invited to be in worship with us every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Members are invited to participate in worship through the following activities:

  • Greeters and Ushers
  • Pew Keepers
  • Liturgists – reading scripture, responses, etc.
  • Leading the Children’s Time
  • Communion Stewards
  • Altar Guild
  • Acolytes
  • Sound Technicians
  • Instrumentalists

Also among these ways to assist in worship is the very active Music Ministry of First UMC:

  • The Chancel Choir
  • WOW! Choir (Children age 3 thru 5th grade)
  • The Handbell Choir

We also offer special seasonal worship experiences throughout the year:

  • Wednesday Lenten Services – Join us during the six weeks before Easter for a time of fellowship and Lenten reflection, featuring ministers from our neighboring churches
  • Children’s Sabbath – In conjunction with the United Methodist Women, our children assist in worship and share their witness and musical talent.
  • Moravian Love Feast – Join us for a most meaningful Christmas service as we present our traditional Moravian Love Feast featuring carols, scriptures and ending with a candelight service.
  • Joyous musical offerings throughout the year featuring our Chancel and Children’s choirs, Handbell Choir and local musicians.