For now, we will be gathering in a hybrid worship setting: in-person attendance will be allowed under strict safety protocols, while live streaming of the service will continue on Facebook.
Worshipers attending the service at Salem will be screened for symptoms upon arrival, and will also be required to wear new disposable masks, supplied by Salem. Those arriving for worship will be seated by greeters who will assure that appropriate social distancing is maintained before, during, and after worship.
Please note that, while we look forward to being in worship with those who are comfortable doing so in person, we do ask that you do not attend if you are not feeling well, or are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
Reminder: we live stream at 10:15 a.m. “See” you in church!
Letter from Salem UMC COVID-19 Task Force from June 2020
Who’s ready to worship God in person at Salem United Methodist Church!?
The Salem UMC COVID-19 Task Force has been communicating plans for us to return to the in-person worship experience. This past Sunday, June 14, Pastor Keith Hewitt announced that we were still considering a return to in-person worship on Sunday, June 21, 2020. The Task Force has confirmed that we have enough supplies and procedures in place to have in-person worship. We will be worshiping indoors for this first return regardless of the weather.
While we are looking forward to worshiping together in person, we do encourage you to assess your own risk before attending. We will be taking appropriate precautions, but if you are at a high risk for infection due to age and/or medical condition, please consider continuing to worship with us online, for your own wellbeing. As mentioned in earlier communications, the service will continue to be shown on Facebook Live.
Previous communications have included information regarding what to expect as we return. Another copy of that document is included here.
One clarification that needs to be made is with respect to the offering. While an offering plate or basket will be provided at the door as you enter, there will not be offering envelopes. Please provide your own envelope with your name written on it if you want your donation accounted to you.
The procedures for entering the church and sanctuary will require some extra time. Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive for worship. If there is a line waiting to enter the church, and weather is nice, please remember to practice social distancing while waiting outside.
We are still seeking volunteers who are adults 18 and older in age to be Greeters and Ushers. Please consider supporting our church by serving in one of these critical ministries as we return to in-person worship at Salem UMC. Contact our church secretary, Regina, at 262-843-2525 or by email at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
Salem UMC COVID-19 Task Force