Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Worship starts at Columbia UMC 24 May 2020
By Pastor Rob Hoffman, Columbia United Methodist Church
We are excited to begin gathering together for worship again! It will certainly be a bit different than before, so we put together this list of guidelines as you prepare for worship this week.
One Service beginning at 10amCT (No Nursery, SS or Children's Church at this time.) We plan to broadcast the service on our Facebook page live for those who are not yet able to attend.
Social Distancing - Please keep at least 6 foot apart from other people (not in your household) at all times. This should be practiced while walking into and out of the building as well. We have the pews laid out with these distances marked off. Please let an usher direct you to an appropriate seating space for your household size.
Masks - We are trying to adhere to the guidelines from our Conference and as such are requiring masks to be worn by everyone while in the building. While masks may not effectively protect the wearer, it may help prevent spreading it to others. Our worship leaders will remove their masks when speaking from the chancel area only. Please bring a mask with you if you have one.
In our polarized culture, please consider this scripture as it informs us on how to love our brothers and sisters within the church.
Do Not Cause Another to Stumble (Romans 14:13-15) 13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. 14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. 15 For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.
For the church it was written to, the question was not about whether the food was clean or not, it was about stressing out other believers. We all have the freedom in Christ to choose to wear a mask or not. Out of concern for not stressing our brothers & sisters out, we encourage everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Hand Sanitizer - Will be available at the entryways. Please use it when entering and exiting.
Doors - Should be propped open for safety and convenience.
No Bulletins or Hymnals - Necessary information will be on the screens.
Offering - There will be receptacles by each door. Thank you for your faithfulness!
Arrival Time - Plan to arrive no earlier than 9:45. There will not be coffee or snacks.
Holy Communion - Until further notice, we continue to wait with anticipation the time when we can celebrate Holy Communion together.
This story was posted on 2020-05-22 00:38:37
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic News:
Adair County Adult Education office opens next week
ACPC 21st CCLC Receives $2K Grant
Regular Scheduled Fiscal Court meeting, Thu 26 May 2020
Governor focused on prevention and testing
Partly sunny today, chance of storms, high 71F
7-County Area Courts for Thu 21 May 2020
EMS Week proclaimed in Adair May 17-23, 2020
CU: Terri Denham receives Extra Mile Staff/Faculty Award
$300M in CARES Funding to City and County Governments
LCD Health Department answers questions
View even more articles in topic News
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.