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First United Methodist Church

117 N 2nd St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Pastor Michael Atkinson

Parking at rear of church
access from West Pike Street

Frequently Asked Questions during Pandemic 
UPDATE - "In person" worship in 2022? Yes - and mask optional as of March 2022
In 03/2021 we re-launched in person services and started opening the church to other activities. Come join us in worship..service time: 10:45am to 12Noon. We will still take precautions -social distancing, masks,temperature checks as you enter. As of 09/01/2021, we still social distance and but have gone back to mask requirement as you enter church building and to be kept on during any activity - worship, meetings, etc. As of March 2022, we still social distance but masks are optional;
What steps will be taken to Worship safely?
From Pastor Mike: Because we need to gather as safely as possible, allow me to share with you a few things: 1. Bring your mask with you....for singing. If you need a mask, we will do our best to provide you with one. 2. All entrances are now open. 3. Please stop at the temperature check station and pick up your bulletin and sign in. If you have a temperature, please go home. Stay healthy and safe for you and your church family. 5. Acts of worship and typical church rituals will be different: a) No bulletins or offering plates will be passed to individuals before or during worship. Our offering plates will be located at the entrance of the sanctuary. b) We are not permitted to gather for fellowship before or after worship and we must refrain from physical contact with one another (no hugs, handshakes, fist pumps, etc) c) Children's time: Adults will wear masks while engaging with non vaccinated children and youth. d) We are now permitted to engage in congregational singing.....while wearing a mask. e) Restrooms will be available and hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the sanctuary entrances and hallways. Again, these practices are in place to ensure your safety. Following these guidelines will enable us to continue to gather as the body of Christ in ways that provide for your well-being.
Will you still be offering Facebook & YouTube Live Streaming of Worship Services?
From Pastor Mike: First, let me say, that each live-stream will be recorded and saved to our Facebook Page and YouTube Chanel. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you'll be notified when worship is ready for viewing. Secondly, worshiping at home honors God! If you feel uncomfortable being around others, for whatever reason, that is okay. Worship with us as you are able from home. Of course, if you are ill, are at-risk, or are showing any symptoms of a cold or fever, stay home! BUT, IF you're healthy, you really should be in church --in relationship with God and each other.

October 2021 UPDATE

    First United Methodist Church
    117 N. Second St.
    Clarksburg, WV    26301