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Sunday Services:


8:45 am Praise & Worship - Contemporary music, come as you are, children welcome, nursery available


10:00 am Sunday School - Variety of classes offered for ages 3 - 93! Nursery available. 


11:00 am Traditional - Hymns, come as you are, children's church available, nursery available




UNITY SUNDAY - In any month with a 5th Sunday, we worship together at ONE service that begins at 10:00 am. The service ends around 11:30 am after which we gather together and share a church-wide meal.  Visitors are our guests, please join us!! 


COMMUNION - Join us the first Sunday of each month at the communion table during both services.  All are welcome at the table at Northwoods United Methodist Church.


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To the Saints of Northwoods,


For those who desire to attend worship in person, it is a joy to share that we are worshipping in our sanctuary every Sunday at 8:45 am (Contemporary Service) and 11:00am (Traditional Service). We will also continue our live streaming of worship services (available via Facebook or the Church App) for those who desire to remain at home.


For those who will attend, PLEASE READ the approved guidelines by our Council of Ministry that are attached to this message. To establish a safe environment, we strongly encourage you to embrace the guidelines. 


Mask wear is optional and based on personal preference, however, all are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines.


To continue to support differing levels of individual preferences for all who do desire to worship in the sanctuary, we will continue to limit personal contact by maintaining the following:  a. we will not be practicing the sharing of the peace as we have done in the past; b. we will not be having the offertory; if you are not using electronic giving, there will be an offering plate available in the foyer following the service; c. we will not use bulletins or hymnals during worship; the liturgy, hymns and praise songs will be shared electronically on the screens; d. we will not be offering a fellowship/coffee hour prior to worship services. 


Thank you for your understanding and support of these recommendations.

  


Shelia Barth, Council of Ministry Chair






Northwoods United Methodist Church

Model for Face-to-Face Community and Worship

 

Worship:


We will gather in the largest spaces on our campus, primarily our Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.


All our liturgy, hymns, and praise songs will be done electronically and shared on the screen during our worship services. There will be no bulletin.


For Holy Communion we will be offering individual communion cups given out by communion servers wearing gloves.   


We will not have the traditional Offertory. We ask that you consider on-line giving or you can drop your tithe in the offering plate, located in the foyer, as you depart the worship service. Another option, is mailing your tithe (checks only, please), if online giving and/or the offering plate are not preferable.  

We will not pass the peace.


We will not be offering a fellowship/coffee hour.

We will continue to offer livestream/worship recordings for those who cannot or choose not yet return to worship.

 

Sunday School, Small Groups and Faith Formation:

Most Sunday School classes and children's church are back in session.   


Pastoral Care:

Pastoral Care continues to be offered through phone calls and visits.  

Church Business:

Our church office is open, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Church councils and other leadership teams of less than 25 will meet in person in our fellowship hall.
 

General Building Practices:

We will continue the cleaning of our buildings regularly, paying extra attention to high-touch surfaces and restrooms.