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The First United Methodist Church of LaGrange

401 Broad Street

LaGrange, GA 30240

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Join us for In-Person Worship at the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange!

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THE GLORY OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT LAGRANGE FIRST METHODIST!

Having received recommendations from our Re-Opening Task Force, chaired by Matt Orr, and five members who are practicing physicians, we are pleased to announce a plan to return to in-person worship at The First United Methodist Church of LaGrange. Our projected date is the First Sunday in Advent, November 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.

Based on physician recommendations, we respectfully ask that persons with underlying health conditions, especially heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, and anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, or those who feel uncomfortable worshiping in-person at this time, to stay at home and participate virtually.

The service will be available via live stream on Facebook and our website, as well as on WLAG AM and FM radio, beginning at 11:00 am.

All protocols, as well as the opening date, are subject to change based on current conditions. Please stay alert to email notifications as well as Facebook and website updates.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE

Before the Service:

  • Advanced registration will be required to attend the in-person service. Reservations may be made via the church’s website or by calling the church office.
  • Seating will begin at 10:30 AM. Please try to arrive no later than 10:45 AM as it might take extra time to get checked-in and we will need to begin promptly at 11:00 AM to also facilitate worship for our online and radio guests.
  • Entry is allowed only through the main Sanctuary doors to the Narthex or via the elevator door for those needing handicap access.
  • Sanitization stations will be located at the Narthex entry and by the elevator door.
  • Each attendee’s temperature will be checked.
  • To promote safety and ensure physical distancing, our services will be limited to 57 family units.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of six feet will be followed. Every other row will be vacant, and there will be at least three seats between families.
  • For effective cleaning, the Sanctuary will be electrostatically disinfected before and after each service.

During the Service:

  • Seating will be assigned by family unit.
  • Ushers will escort you to your pre-assigned pew.
  • Face masks will be required at all times inside of the church (even while singing). This includes children age 3 or older.
  • Pew Bibles, Hymnals, and supplies will be removed from the Sanctuary pew racks. Each participant will be given a printed bulletin including music.
  • Offering plates will not be passed. Online giving will be available and offering plates will be located at each exit door.
  • All children must remain with their parent(s) or guardian(s) throughout the service. Nursery services and Children’s Church are not available at this time.

After the Service:

  • All attendees will remain seated until ushers direct each row to the appropriate exit in an orderly fashion to maintain social distance.
  • The ministers will don masks and be at the front of the Sanctuary and in the Narthex to greet attendees with a wave.
  • For effective cleaning, the Sanctuary will be electrostatically disinfected before and after each service.

Parking:

  • Parking will be available in the Vernon Street and Trinity Street parking lots as well as along Trinity and Broad Streets. While the parking lot beside the Methodist Ministries Center building will be open, there will be no entry into the MMC or the Children’s Building. Those parking in that area must walk to the Sanctuary entrance.

Restrooms:

  • Restroom access will be limited; please plan accordingly.

Thank you for observing these protocols. We look forward to sharing the glory of Advent and Christmas with you at First Methodist!

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