Welcome to NORTH BREWER-EDDINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!
A Note from Pastor Gretchen and the Covid-19 Re-entry Team: Dear Church Family, Good News! The Leadership team met and voted to lift all of the COVID protocols for worship and activities within the church building. However, we are reminded that even though life is starting to return to normal, the COVID risks will never fall to zero, particularly for those who are unable to be vaccinated. For this reason, while most of our practices will return to pre-pandemic ways beginning on July 4th, a few COVID protocols will be phased out over the coming weeks.
Here are the details for our full return to Worship and Activities at NBEUMC that were voted on by the leadership team on Wednesday night:
Starting Sunday, July 4th and for all activities:
Masks and physical distancing: for those who are vaccinated wearing a mask and physical distancing will be voluntary. For those who are un-vaccinated wearing masks and physical distancing should continue. This continues to be strongly recommended by the Maine CDC, although no longer required. (We will not ask your vaccination status).
Children's Ministry: Because children under 13 are still unable to be vaccinated, we will continue having children sit with their parents during worship. We will continue to have a children's message and activity bags for kids. Stay tuned as things will likely continue to evolve.
Signing In: We will continue to have folks be signed in to worship as a tracking mechanism. Taking temperatures and asking about symptoms will stop.
Entering the Building: Either entrance may be used to enter the building during worship.
Singing: We may sing again! Colin is away on the 4th, but singing is allowed and when he returns, we will have music in the way we love. Stay tuned for information about choir in the fall!
Song books and Bibles will soon be returned to the pews. (If you would like to help with this please email the office.)
Communion: Communion will resume in August without intinction (dipping the bread).
After Church Fellowship will return downstairs in the fellowship room on July 11th.
Sit-r-size: will returnwithin the next 2 weeks. Check with Pam Bull for information.
Small groups (Life Groups/Bible Study, Prayer, UMW etc): may return to meeting in the fellowship room - contact the office about scheduling a date and time)
AA will resume their Thursday evening meetings in the next week or so.
God is good! We look forward to this new time and to reconnecting with one another! Thank you all for your continued care for one another as we have navigated this pandemic together. May God continue to bless and guide us as we look toward the future. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to give me a call or email.
God bless and prayers, Pastor Gretchen
Please contact the office with any questions. Thank You.
Children's Message will be during the Worship service @ 10:00am on Facebook Live and YouTube.
We are pilgrims, traveling by faith to know God better, to know ourselves better, and to become the people God created us to be. We welcome you to travel with us whether your own journey has just begun or has been under way for many years.
We invite you to visit us to worship, pray and sing, to learn with us and to help us as we help our neighbors.
Pastor Gretchen Casey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Wednesday's 9:00am - 1:00pm Friday's 9:00am - 12:00pm Church Address: 31 Main Road, Eddington, ME 04428 Phone: 207-989-4715
Please contact us if we can be of service to you.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,