Fellowship UMC In-Person and Online

Hello Fellowship Family! The CORE Team and Pastor Charles have been working hard and watching directives from the Bishop and city & state leadership in regards to the continuation of in-person worship at the church. 

Fellowship UMC is in the process of implementing a three-stage approach to resuming worship at the Fellowship UMC Campus.  Below are the different stages to be implemented.  Please know, if you do not feel comfortable coming to worship or are not feeling well, we ask that you stay home.  This is a challenging time for everyone–services will also continue to be on Facebook Live each Sunday morning, tithes and offerings can still be sent via Tithe.ly and by mailing them to the church.

Stage 1: May 3 – June 28

  • Worship will be held in the parking lot at Fellowship UMC drive-in theater style
  • All participants will stay in their cars in the parking lot with 1 parking spot between each vehicle.
  • Everyone will be required to remain in their vehicles, the building will NOT be unlocked for anyone to enter.
  • Bathrooms, Kitchen/Coffee service, Bread giveaway, Big House & Little House Nursery will NOT be available
  • For Communion Service on May 3rd, pre-packaged elements will be available at a table for pick-up as you drive in.Assistance will be provided as needed
  • Paper Bulletins will not be distributed, all weekly announcements will be emailed after service
  • An offering basket will be available for you to drop off your donation as you arrive or as you leave—ushers will not be walking around with the baskets
  • In case of inclement weather, decision on service will be made approximately 1 hour prior to service start time—notifications will go out via email, phone message and Facebook updates
  • Service will be on Facebook Live

Stage 2: July 1 – Present Time

  • Worship will return to the sanctuary in the building
  • Chairs will be set up in groups of two with 6 feet apart. Families can pull groups of chairs together for their entire family but remain 6 feet away from other families
  • Kitchen/Coffee service will be available, but bread giveaway, outdoor playground, Big House & Little House Nursery will NOT be available
  • For Communion Service, pre-packaged elements will be available
  • Paper Bulletins will not be distributed, all weekly announcements will be announced during service.
  • The normal Meet & Greet before the first worship song will NOT be occurring
  • Ushers will not be passing the offering basket, instead, baskets will be placed throughout the sanctuary for you to drop your tithes and offerings in at any time during service
  • Service will be on Facebook Live
    • Those who do not feel comfortable, extremely vulnerable or sick are asked to stay home

Stage 3 To Be Announced

  • Worship will continue in the sanctuary
  • Chairs will be back in normal side by side pattern
  • Kitchen/Coffee service, Bread giveaway (pending availability), Big House, Little House Nursery and PDO will resume
  • Paper Bulletins will not be distributed, all weekly announcements will be emailed after service
  • Other changes to service will be announced as needed
  • Service will be on Facebook Live
    • Those who are sick are being asked to stay home

As more information and guidance comes out during the coming weeks, this plan may be revised and edited as needed. 

Walk with Christ,

Pastor Charles & Fellowship UMC CORE Team

updated February 17th, 2021

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