The Church Is The People

Under the guidance of the Center for Disease Control, we are taking steps to participate in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. While these steps are not what we want, we do have an opportunity to find new and meaningful ways to be the church. As the staff was meeting regarding these changes, Miles Barnhardt reminded us that the church is not the building; it is the people. We are the church.

Beginning March 16 until further notice:

Sunday worship will be online only

Midweek Gathering is canceled

Adult gatherings will be fewer than 10 people

All events at church building are suspended

Weekday Children’s Ministry will be closed beginning March 19

Constant reminders of symptoms will be before us

Encouragement to not gather in even groups of less than 10 if not feeling well

Disinfecting of door handles and counter surfaces multiple times each day

So, what can you do?

John Wesley’s General Rules for the Church are instructive at this time. Here’s a list of what living into the General Rules might look like for you.

DO NO HARM

Wash hands frequently for more than 20 seconds

Practice social distancing as you are out and about

Share information about the disease responsibly

Do no harm to yourself by asking for what you need and getting help

DO GOOD

Check on your neighbors

Continue to contribute to the ongoing ministries of the church (see inside)

Volunteer to help others get through this time (see inside)

Encourage healthy practices of others

PRACTICE THE ORDINANCES OF GOD

Practice homechurching by participating online in worship & study

If you are healthy, connect to a home group (more to come)

Continue with daily Lenten devotional “Journeying with Jesus” on Bible app

Begin a daily devotional phone call with a friend


Join us for Online Worship

Sundays, March 22 and 29 @ 10:30 a.m.

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Doing Good In This Season

As we respond to the effects of the COVID-19, we are looking for ways to continue to serve. During this time, Miles Barnhardt will be coordinating needs and volunteers. Here are ways that you can be involved in helping others. Contact Miles at (334) 272-6152 or miles@aldersgateumc.org to help!  To sign up to volunteer, click here.

  • Drive Through Food Pantry*
  • Serve food at Montgomery Public School site*
  • Grocery shopping for vulnerable adult*
  • Calls to homebound/shut-ins
  • Host gatherings of 10 or fewer*

*These items require one to be well & not a part of the vulnerable population.

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