First United Methodist Church Ellwood City
Friday, August 14, 2020
Rev. Angelique O. Bradford, Pastor
416 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA  16117
724-758-6278
 
 

No Matter Who You Are Or Where Your From You Are Welcome Here

 

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of

Ellwood City 

 

Our Doors are Open!

Join Us this Sunday, August 16, 2020

  

Please lift up in prayer a beautiful little 3 year old girl who is part of our church family. She has leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Children's Hospital is having a hard time finding a match. bethematch.org provides all the necessary information to becoming a donor. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested. If someone expresses interest, please pass their name on to our church so that we can tell the family. Call our church at 724-758-6278.

Thank you so much!

 
 
 
 

If you are unable to join us on Sunday mornings,

you can view the service on our Facebook page

 

Rural King Church Week August 2-15

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Reopening Guidelines
 
 As we at FUMCEC look forward to the joy of being together again, we want you to be informed of the COVID-19-compliant worship we have planned. While worshipping in this manner is not ideal, we are seeking to balance our commitment to safety with our desire to be together.
 

 

THESE ARE MEASURES WE HAVE HAD TO ADDRESS IN ORDER TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE:

Until further notice.....
 

Signage will be posted throughout the church and the Head Usher will be available for assistance.

Ingress/Egress: Only two (2) doors of the church will be open and available to enter and leave the church: the main Narthex door and the Narthex ramp door. All other doors will remain locked.

Face Masks: All worshippers are required to wear a face mask. Masks are available in the Narthex for those who need them.

Drinking Water: All worshippers are encouraged to bring your own bottle of water.

Hand Sanitizer: Use of hand sanitizer is encouraged. Several bottles of hand sanitizer are available for use in the Narthex.

Social Distancing: Maintain six (6) feet of distance from (non-household member) fellow worshipers. Refrain from handshaking, hugging, etc.

Seating: Only designated pews are available for seating. Please refrain from direct contact outside of your immediate family circle. No one is to sit within six (6) feet of the center aisle. Each pew is marked with tape accordingly. The Head Usher will provide any needed assistance.

Restrooms: Three (3) restrooms will be available: the unisex restroom located to the left of the altar and the Men’s and Women’s restrooms located at the bottom of the stairs from the Narthex.  We request that only one person use the restroom at a time unless you require assistance. 

Area Restrictions: The Sanctuary and the restrooms are the only areas available to worshippers. All others areas are unavailable at this time (kitchen, fellowship hall, library, third floor, etc.).

Bulletins: Bulletins will not be available, but will continue to be emailed for your convenience. Worshippers are encouraged to view the bulletin on their phones/tablets or to print their own bulletin and bring it with them.

Singing: We will refrain from congregational singing. Hymnals (and Bibles, etc.) have been removed from the pew racks. Although words to the hymns/praise songs will be in the bulletin, we encourage you to sing in spirit.

Offering: The offering plates will be placed prominently in the Narthex. Worshippers are asked to please place your offering in those plates. Giving via the ‘Donate’ button on the church Facebook page, electronically via your bank and via mail are still available. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has generously remembered our church during this national health crisis. Your offerings are greatly appreciated.

Dismissal: At the conclusion of the service, please wait for the Head Usher to dismiss you. 

Sanitizing: The church has been sanitized and will continue to be thoroughly cleaned between worship services. 

We should stress that we are complying with guidelines from the CDC and the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference BUT cannot guarantee safety from COVID-19 or any other contagious illnesses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office.

 
Thank you and God Bless!
 

First United Methodist Church of Ellwood City

Church Council & Pastor Angelique
 
 
 
 
 

Daily Readings

The daily readings expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion by providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship. ~ www.umcdiscipleship.org 

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We are a "Five Practices" Church.  In all that we do everyday, as individuals and as a congregation, we try to live out the "Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation ":  Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.  The Five Practices for a Fruitful Congregation Model was designed by Bishop Robert Schnase.
 
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The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.   First United Methodist Church believes the local church provides the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.   Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20 provide us with our mission:   "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you."
 
Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am
Office Hours: M-T 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and W-TH 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
 
 
Sunday Worship
 
 
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Worship Service:  11:00 AM
 
 
Office Hours
 
Monday and Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm