COVID-19 Updates

Do No Harm. Do Good. Stay in Love with God.

These rules articulated by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, continue to guide us in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We seek to continue ministry in ways that protect the health and well-being of everyone and limit the spread of COVID-19.

ReTurn Committee Report

The ReTurn Committee has released its Protocols and Guidelines for Church Building Use and In-Person Events. The In-Person Worship FAQ’s are helpful, as well.

Virtual Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Worship will be streamed on Sundays beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and on YouTube until further notice.

Church Building and Office

The church building and office are closed until further notice. Our pastors and staff are working remotely; the staff directory with contact info is here. The church continues to receive mail, and calls are automatically forwarded to the appropriate person.

Groups, Classes, and other Programming

As face-to-face programming slowly return, please note these protocol and safety guidelines. Check with your class/group leader and we will update the events calendar as info is available.

When a gathering is cancelled, postponed, or moved online leaders can communicate that using this form.

The church will continue its soup kitchen, diaper pantry, and lunch ministries in new ways that keep everyone safe and allow for appropriate social distancing. Updates will continue to be posted on this page.

Pastoral Care

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the pastoral staff with any concerns or prayer requests. Pastor Grace, Pastor Bonny, and Pastor Jane are happy to communicate via phone or email. Consult the staff directory here for contact info. Persons who would like to help reach out to others in the congregation are encouraged to contact Pastor Bonny.

Communication

We will use email, this website, and our Facebook page to communicate with the congregation as well as some phone calls. Feel free to reach out to one of the pastors. And please reach out to each other in the congregation with your prayers and support.

Click here to view communication related to our ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources

We continue to recommend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and also the City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services website as good sources of information.