Dear Coal City UMC,
Due to the recent mitigation restrictions placed on our area, the rising number of COVID cases in our community, and the risk people are facing with direct contact, the Trustees are recommending we move to one outdoor worship service on Sunday, November 8, at 9AM. There will not be two worship services this week. This unified, outdoor service will also be live streamed.
With this weekend being the Sunday before Veteran’s Day, we will use this service of unity to pray for the healing of our country and to honor those who have served in the military. If you have served in the armed forces, please join us so we can have you stand and be recognized as we are indeed grateful for your service and sacrifice. We will also take a moment to remember those veterans who have passed away.
I know that this change to our worship schedule may feel like a step backwards, but we are always moving forward when we are loving our neighbor and caring for each other. I believe this measure allows us to continue to worship while doing our part to minimize the risk to one another and the broader community. Our Trustees will be meeting again next week to make a determination for the rest of November and please know that we will be taking this on a week by week basis.
We are looking forward to a beautiful Advent season in our souls and are hoping that we can gather together for worship as we invite Jesus to be born again into our lives.
May we pray for this pandemic to end. May we pray for one another]s safety and health. May we love our neighbors. May we embrace the hope that God is moving and leading.
Sunday 9:00AM OUTDOOR SERVICE
If the weather is not cooperating, we will cancel the outdoor service and offer only online worship. You will receive a text message if we cancel the outdoor service.
Our services will also be available on Live Stream. Please logon to our Facebook page () and join us live. Or you are welcome to watch it later in the day through our church Facebook page or our YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVoWM6l0PTQlO5PvFhg2Iw).
The Coal City United Methodist Church is a multi-generational church family that welcomes children, seniors, and those in between to exciting worship, study, and fellowship experiences.
Some have been members of the Coal City community and the United Methodist Church their whole lives. Others have recently moved to our area and found a home among us. All are welcome.
From the children's moment where the children of our church hear a message in a language they can understand; to carefully crafted biblically based sermons that speak to our current reality as youth and adults; to a variety of high-caliber musical expressions of our faith from classical to contemporary, from organ to oboe, from piano to projected multi-media experiences, there is a place for you in worship. Our services are on the traditional side of blended - familiar, comfortable, but far from stuffy.
All are welcome here.
With choices from Bible studies, to women's groups, children's choir and more - there are so many ways to be an active part of the CCUMC community.
The mission of the Coal City United Methodist Church is to be a sanctuary where prayer, worship, acts of mercy and study of scripture
empower persons to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.
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