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Orange City United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Reach, Serve, and Love like Jesus

Cancellation of Public Worship

 
Dear Orange City United Methodist Church family, 

I continue to hold you in prayer during these difficult times. After prayerful discernment and in consultation with the leadership of the church, we have decided to cancel our public worship services until further notice. The purpose of this temporary pause in worship is the protection and care for the health and the well-being of our own church family and our communities at large in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.

Because our church plays a vital role in various ministries to our community, especially with the most vulnerable, we will not close the church office at this time.

At this time we plan to limit our Third Saturday Community Connection to the distribution of pre-packed grocery bags for those who come for support. 

There are many opportunities available to you to stay connected to church throughout these days. For updates and information, visit the church website (www.ocumc.org) which includes links to worship music, online worship, and other items of interest. You can stay connected on a more personal level through our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OCUMC/) as well. The Florida Conference will be posting links for live-streamed worship events (https://www.flumc.org/). 

Ministry continues, and one obvious challenge given the cancellation of worship, is the ongoing financial support of our church during this time. Please mail your tithes and offerings to the church or drop them off at the church office, which will remain open 8:30-1:30 daily. We want to keep our mission and ministry viable and strong.

We will continue to monitor the latest developments regarding the pandemic. While these are challenging times, we will get through them together by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is our great physician and healer.

Remember these words from the Apostle Paul, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:4-7).

Pastor Janet