Our current status falls in alignment with the State of Ohio guidelines and our West Ohio Conference UMC leadership, independent of recent news from the City of Findlay:
>> We will remain closed for services and small groups through May and into June. Our Leadership Council will discuss at our early June meeting the updated status of COVID-19 in Ohio and re-evaluate our decision for reopening at that time. We’ll keep you posted as we have updates, but for now our Leadership has determined we will stay closed as we keep an eye on how the re-opening of businesses in the state affects COVID-19 test results and the number of cases in Ohio.
>> The office will remain open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm as a clearinghouse for any needs that our congregation might have. You can reach the office and the pastoral staff by phone and email.
For those on Facebook, here are some online options:
9:00 – Tammy will post a Kids’ Ministry object lesson for the kids to watch
9:30 – Feature of some music in various formats
10:00 – The Journey Band and Pastor Trevor will go live with worship
All of this is live on our Journey Re:Discover page. The month of May brings a series called FOCUS, and Facebook Live does offer an opportunity to share comments and be in dialogue together. As usual, the sermon will be audio recorded and posted in podcast form on the Journey App and iTunes.
In spite of the closing, we will still have all of the usual costs associated with operating our church. We would welcome your continued giving so that we can pay bills and meet payroll. You can mail your offering to the office, or even easier, consider giving online through Give+. There is a link on our website, as well as an app that you can download and give on your phone. The App is simple to use. Please make a username, find our church in the listing, and give digitally.
Keep an eye out for details related to re-opening next month.