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Parking at rear of church
access from West Pike Street

Frequently Asked Questions during Pandemic 
UPDATE - "In person" worship in 2021?
March 21, 2021, we will re-launch to in person services and start 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, etc. 2020 - We did a relaunch then had to return to electronic worship, at recommendation of our Bishop, due to Covid outbreaks.
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. Everyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask throughout the entire worship experience. Bring your mask with you. If you need a mask, we will do our best to provide you with one. 2. Everyone will enter the building through the main entrance facing 2nd street with the exception of those who have mobility issues. The elevator will be available only for individuals who have difficulty with stairs. 3. As you approach the sanctuary, you will be greeted by an usher who will then direct you to a specific seat. To maintain safe distancing practices, family units (Groups of 1,2,3, etc.) will be seated from the front of the sanctuary to the rear of the sanctuary. In short, you will more than likely not be able to sit in your typical pew or seat. 4. Once worship is over, you will be dismissed by row from the back of the sanctuary. 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 and bulletins will be placed on pews to designate specific seating. 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. The children will remain seated with their family during the children's time. d. We are not permitted to engage in congregational singing. e. We will have restrooms available for emergency use 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. Finally, I realize that some or you may want to wait until the "all clear" is given before you are comfortable with attending church. Others of you may feel more than comfortable attending worship.
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. We will continue to provide a link by email so those who are not able to participate in the live-stream can still participate at a later time. 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!
    First United Methodist Church
    117 N. Second St.
    Clarksburg, WV    26301
    304-623-3397
    cfumc@citynet.net