Sisters and brothers,
Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is an active faith community. I know it has been difficult to be away from our building, yet we know the church is more than the building.
We are the church together. Together, we will continue to utilize every tool at our disposal to grow in love of God and neighbor even as we lovingly, faithfully, cautiously approach our in-person gatherings. Together, we will continue to:
- Participate in worship online. Worship services are made available every Sunday morning and are archived on the church website.
- Join Bible study online. Wednesdays through the Lent at 6:00PM Pastor Krysta will be leading “Lent 101” study via zoom. To receive information email email@example.com
In addition to these digital platforms, the following in-person opportunities are available:
- Sermon on the Sidewalk: Join Pastor Krysta on Sundays in the church parking lot at 11:00am for a 20-25 minute service of word and prayer. For the first season of gathering this way, we will deliver the service into your car with an FM transmitter. You will given an opportunity to text your joys and concerns by texting krystarexrod127 to 37607, and then sharing your prayer request. To learn more about Sermon on the Sidewalk click here.
If you are not yet connected to the Digest contact Communications chairperson, Jerry Meadows.
Currently (Feb. 2021), we remain in Phase II of our relaunch, which allows for:
- Online group gatherings. For those who have a small group or class who need access to the church ZOOM account, please contact Pastor Krysta at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online worship via YouTube and Facebook.
- Sermon on the Sidewalk at 11:00AM every Sunday.
- Online Bible Study. New Lenten Bible study will begin on February 24 at 6:00PM.
- Small group gatherings of 25 people or less on church grounds. Small gatherings of 10 people or less when Kanawha County appears red in the WV DHHR map.
- No food or drinks should be prepared for a group or distributed in the church. Individually packaged drinks can be shared in appropriate ways.
- Those who wish to be in the building need to make an appointment through the church office to ensure that their meetings do not coincide with other gatherings in the building. Even those who once held regular meeting times may need to adjust the time and day of their meetings to ensure we stay under our crowd size guideline.
- When small groups meet, all participants must be masked from the time they leave their cars to the time they return to their cars, and submit to a COVID screening that includes temperature taking.
Phase II will continue until there are 14 consecutive days of plateaued or decreasing COVID transmission in our county, and two weeks of the same decline in transmission numbers at the state level.