Sermons are available online. Please be sure to go to our website at www.shoresumc.org and click on “Sermons” top left. The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Masks required and practice social distancing when in our buildings and if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a fever, coughing, and shortness of breath please return another day when you are feeling better.
Come as you are and stay in your car!!!
We have considered the input provided after our last communication with you and direction from Bishop Ken Carter. We believe that a Drive-In service is the only type of gathering we can safely have at this time. Pastor Carolyn will be wearing a cordless microphone and there will be 4 large amplifiers placed outside. We will not be using an AM/FM transmitter, so cars will not need to be running. Car windows or sunroofs will need to be open to hear and possibly catch a breeze. It truly will be experimental.
- Since the service will begin promptly at 9 AM, plan to arrive 15-30 minutes ahead of time so that the ushers can get you properly parked. Please follow the direction of the ushers. Cars will be parked in “every other” space.
- You will need to stay in your car, so masks are not required.
- You may want to bring your own water or coffee. Keep in mind that bathrooms will not be available.
- You will be able to hand in your offering at the end of the service by dropping it in a bucket as you leave.
Because the electrical equipment and keyboard are going to be outside, we will not hold a service in the rain. The decision will be made at 7 AM if we are “GO.” If there is need to cancel, it will be posted on the church’s Facebook page before 7:15 AM and an email will be sent out to the Google Group list. If we do not have an email address for you, call the church office, 797-4416, and get on the “Google List.” Please “friend” the church on Facebook so that you will receive notifications.
We are asking for your continued prayers and additional grace for our Task Force members, ushers, and participants in the service. We will continue to videotape our service and post it online by noon on Sundays. God bless you and keep you safe from all harm!
Task Force Members: Pastor Carolyn, Susan Corcoran, Suzann Maass, Cheryl Jeffries, June & Sidney Baker, Bill Vershave, Phyllis Wolfe, Gary Morgan, Dennis & Lisa Jones and Vicki Hall.
Shores United Methodist Church is asking everyone to stop at noon daily and pray…for the Great Healer to intercede, for the sick, the medical professionals, the caregivers, the decision-makers , and those who are scared! Call or FaceTime a friend and pray with them on the phone. God is in control!