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In-Person Worship

Reopening

UPUMC Re-opening Information

 

We are grateful to worship together in-person beginning October 18. Below is important information regarding the precautions and protocols we have implemented to provide a safe worship experience for everyone.

WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES

8:30 - 9:15am am in Sanctuary

11:00 - 11:45am in Sanctuary

 

To maintain the health and safety of our congregation, we ask you to do the following while on campus and during the entirety of the worship service:

  • All persons age two years of age and older are required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth.
  • Maintain six feet of distance between you and those around you.
  • Do not enter the campus if you feel unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or the flu.
  • Wait for an usher to seat you and dismiss your pew.

 

In order to provide adequate spacing in our sanctuary, we are requesting that attendees complete an RSVP. This is not a requirement, and does not reserve a pew, but will assist us in planning for each service. You may also leave your RSVP at 214-368-1435 ext. 116. Thank you in advance for completing the three questions below.

RSVP REQUEST FORM

First Name
Last Name
Service Time
Number of reservations

 

WORSHIP FAQs

What will worship be like with new precautions in place? Below are questions and answers that we hope will help you make the return to worship an enjoyable experience.

Q: Where do I enter the church building?

     A: Please use a Tower Entrance or Information Center door. These doors will be propped open for you thirty minutes before each service. Greeters will be present to welcome you and answer questions..

Q: Where do I enter and exit the sanctuary?

     A: The sanctuary will be entered through the interior hallway doors and exited through the sanctuary narthex (foyer) doors.   

Q: Where do those with special mobility needs park and enter?

     A: We have parking spaces in the north parking lot for those with special mobility needs. Please use the assisted-door entrance beneath the porte-cochere to enter and exit the building. Wheelchairs and walkers are available inside the assisted-door entrance. We also have special needs parking spaces on Caruth Blvd. near the Sanctuary and Information desk entrances.

Q: How many people can attend each service?

     A: Approximately 120 people can be accommodated with six feet of distance between groups

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering?

     A: Yes, all persons age two years of age and older are required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth while indoors.

Q: How is the sanctuary being disinfected for the service?

     A: The custodial staff use a COVID-19 approved sanitation treatment in the Sanctuary, entrances and exits, restrooms and transition areas.

Q: What time should I arrive at church?

     A: Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the service.

Q: How do I know if I am 6 feet from others?

     A: We are currently using every third pew to help maintain social distancing. Ushers will guide you to a seat ensure safe distance between groups. 

Q: Will I be able to use the restrooms?

     A: Yes, the most convenient restroom during the service is in the sanctuary foyer.

Q: Will there be any coffee and fellowship time?

     A: All are invited to remain outdoors for fellowship after both services. Coffee will not be served.

Q: Are children allowed in service:

     A: Yes, everyone is welcome!

Q: Will there be singing in the service:

     A: The will be instrumental and vocal music by soloists and ensembles, however there won’t be congregational singing.

Q: Will there be bibles in the pews or should I bring my own?

     A: Please feel free to bring your own Bible. The pew Bibles and hymnals are in storage and will be returned to the pews as soon as it is deemed safe.    

Q: Will there be Sunday school classes:

     A: Sunday school classes will continue to meet on Zoom.

Q: Will Communion be served on the first Sunday of each month?

     A: Yes. Communion will be served in individual pre-packaged containers.

Q: Will there be childcare available during the service?

     A: Childcare will not be available in October.

Q: Will an offering be taken during the service?

     A: Offering plates will not be passed during the service. Please place your gift in one of the containers as you exit. 

 

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