First United Methodist Church of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Saturday Worship - 6:00 pm Sunday Worship - 10:00 am We continue to offer in-person worship Saturdays at 6:00 PM and Sundays at 10:00 AM. Please enter through the front entrance. It is understandable that some of our members may be apprehensive about returning to in-person worship. Please know that the church leadership and we completely support your choice to remain at home. The safety of our members continues to be our top priority. We will continue to offer a live-steam of our services on Facebook at our regular time of 10:00 AM. The recording will remain on the site for you to watch at your convenience. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch. Just go to: Facebook.com/bridgevilleumc
Many of you have continued the spiritual discipline of offering a portion of your financial resources to the ministry of the church. Your faithfulness is recognized and appreciated.
In order to create a safe environment for those attending, these protocols must be observed. These protocols were approved by the leadership of FUMC Bridgeville.
Worship attendance is limited to 40 people.
All participants must wear masks – no exceptions.
Both worship services will be held in the Sanctuary. Participants must enter through the front door. Entrance through the back door or side door will not be permitted.
Participants are asked to queue up 6 feet apart on the sidewalk and wait for an usher to let you in and direct you to an open pew. Family members may be admitted together.
At the conclusion of the service, participants will wait in their pews to be dismissed by the usher through the front doors. Participants may socialize outdoors on the church property and parking lot while practicing safe social distancing.
We realize that these changes will seem a little strange at first. We will all have grace for one another as we navigate this new way of meeting. Here are some other changes that you can expect.
Only the upstairs restroom will be open for use.
All other areas of the church will be closed. These areas include the conference room on the sanctuary level, all balcony rooms including the choir room, the kitchen, fellowship hall, the nursery room, and downstairs bathroom. The sound person may have access to the sound room. The offering may be taken by one person to the church office.
The offering plate will be located at the front of the sanctuary and those attending may put their envelopes in before or after the service.
We will offer instrumental music but will ask those attending to whisper or sing softly.
Services will continue to be recorded and offered on either Zoom or Facebook.
Ensuring the safest experience possible has been the goal of church leadership in our planning. I am thankful for the wise leadership of our church. Please know that if you choose not to worship in-person with us at this time, we support your decision and you are still a beloved member of our church. Finally, I would ask that if you are considering worshipping with us that you take some time to prepare by setting yourself before the Lord in prayer. More than ever, we need God’s grace to temper our fears and we need to have grace for each other as we step into a new season. God’s grace and peace to you.