Hope United Methodist Church

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OUTDOOR Services will now begin at 8:30 AM thru September 6, 2020

These guidelines must be followed:

  • Face masks to be worn at all times.
  • Maintain 6 foot distancing unless from same household.
  • No more than 50 attendees.
  • Everyone brings their own lawn chair.
  • No group singing or reading, or liturgist.
  • Communion will be pre-packaged hosts as appropriate. Please dispose the cups in the designated basket.To minimize contact, only Pastor Linny will serve the elements with mask and gloves on. It may not necessarily be on all first Sundays of the month.
  • The bulletin will have all the liturgy for the service. However, please feel free to bring your own Bible.
  • Attendees to obtain their own bulletin from table with Offering Box and Sanitizer. After the service, please take the bulletin with you for recycling at home.
  • There will be no passing of the attendance book. The ushers will take the headcount.
  • Offering will be collected in the designated box.
  • There will be no Fellowship time. Please depart immediately after the service.

    SANCTUARY
     
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Sanitize your hands when entering.
  • No group singing or reading, or liturgist.
  • Hymnals and the bibles will be removed until further notice.
  • There will be no bulletins until further notice. We will have the Powerpoint available on screens.
  • Sanctuary and all facilities that were in use will be sanitized between each week. .
  • There may be areas that are roped off. Please do not use those roped-off areas.
  • Communion will be pre-packaged hosts as appropriate. Please dispose the cups in the designated basket.To minimize contact, only Pastor Linny will serve the elements with mask and gloves on. It may not necessarily be on all first Sundays of the month.
  • All attendees must enter and leave thru Front Door to the sanctuary or West Door. Please do not use other doors even if you have the key.
  • Use designated seating only, ushers will assist you. Please sit at the same seat each week.
  • Maintain 6 foot distancing unless from same household.
  • Attendance limited to 50 attendees, until further notice.
  • No passing of offering plate, no bulletins, no hymnals or Bibles in pews. But please feel free to bring your own Bible.
  • No congregational signing, soloist with mask is possible with 12 foot separation.
  • No nursery care, Children's message, or Sunday school until further notice.
  • There will be no Fellowship time. Please depart immediately after the service.
     

Also, Pastor Linny is recording her sermons and posting to YouTube. Here they are

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjI5NFJFRenOUnxog1IZEtw/live

Even with the church building closed to the public right now, there are still operational costs and your tithes and offerings are still very important. Click the donate button below to make your offering on-line through PayPal. There are no fees for you associated with this!

Please include a note on the second page to tell us where the money should go; general, building, or savings. Thank you!

 

  

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       Bishop Sally Dyck Message about reopening

NetObjects Fusion 1&1 Edition

 Hope United Methodist Church has been serving the community for over 50 years.

NetObjects Fusion 1&1 Edition
We are a friendly, open church, and our congregation will make you feel at home immediately.
Hope UMC is a vital congregation; we extend open and radical hospitality to a diverse community inclusive of persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. We strive to be a church where all persons come and experience the generous love of Jesus Christ.

 Our growth in faith is revealed by active participation in worship, the development of new mission projects, heightened engagement in biblical studies, and empowering new leadership.
 


Please e-mail us at secretary@hopeumc1.org

or call us at 815-436-2209

 

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prayer cross

Our wonderful Trustees have set out our much treasured wooden cross close to the roadside as a forum for prayers for the community. We normally set out this cross during the Resurrection Sunday celebration. But times like these calls for this cross to be in extended purpose.

The "cloth" on the cross will be changed into liturgical colors as we move forward, including the Holy week to help with staying connected with church and community.

A special thanks to Roger, Larry, and our neighbor Seth for making it happen.

Note from the trustees

Dial-in Daily Devotion Line:

Many thanks to Pat Michalik and Roger Hess as they have also established a dial-in daily devotion line for those who are without internet access. If you wish to offer to lead a daily devotion, please let Pastor Linny or Pat know.

A Statement from the NIC Cabinet: We Must Resist Racism

Bishop Sally Dyck response to
President calling for reopening of churches

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