Do no harm.
Stay in love with God.
The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, was very precise in his famed “three simple rules.” These guiding principles which were inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ direct us in our interactions with each other, our selves, and with God. The Sugar Creek United Methodist Church is thereby guided by Wesley’s rules in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our campus, programs, and missions are fully open to those willing to abide by these guidelines:
- Proper face masks are requested to be worn by all individuals regardless of vaccination status while inside and within close contact with others.
- Whereas we long to see you on Sunday mornings for worship, if you are not well – stay home. The entire first service is available live online and recorded for later viewing.
- On the first Sunday of the month (and special services), we will continue to open to Lord’s Table during communion where we will offer the sacraments within our tradition of dipping the bread in the juice. The Table of the Lord is open to all in the United Methodist Church and we do not place any restrictions to those who wish to receive the Lord’s blessing. As such, in addition to the bread and juice, we provide hermetically sealed communion sets for you to partake in the ritual at the altar, at your seat, or at home.
- Shaking hands is not recommended as the process aides in the transmission of viruses. Instead, we encourage people greet each other with a wave, an elbow tap, a funky chicken waddle, or the Vulcan “live-long-and-proper.”