Kinmundy First United Methodist Church
Published by Vervadene Keen ·
We Would Like You To Know —
1. Dear friends: Thank you for attending our worship face to face over the previous months and following every possible safety precaution. As you know COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it is simply not safe to meet face to face at this time. COVID is now the third leading cause of death in the state of Illinois, right behind heart disease and cancer.
Our Bishop has requested no face to face worship till mid-January. Our Administrative Council agreed with this, as the situation is worse. The Pastor thinks that if you wanted to take a risk, you would rather spend time with your family.
So we wanted to send you this letter so you would know there is no inside or parking lot worship this Sunday at either church until later in January.
Instead I will be recording a video of the entire service so you can watch it as a video over the internet in your own home on your computer or your smart phone.
If you don’t have the Internet, a computer or a smart phone, we can make a DVD that someone could leave on your front porch. Please call the church office at 547-7423 if you would like to have a DVD.
We will continue to mail the bulletin with the sermon transcript and prayer concerns every week to those that request them. Call the church office or the Pastor if you are not already receiving these. Also, watch the church Facebook page for the latest news.
We’ll be back! But for this period of time, please be careful and please stay safe! Pastor Dave
2. Due to your care in following safety precautions, no one has gotten COVID from a church activity at our church. THANK YOU!
3. WRITERS NEEDED for Kaskaskia River District LENTEN DEVOTIONAL
Many enjoyed the Thanksgiving Devotional this fall. It’s a great way for us to stay connected as churches in the district during this pandemic that keeps us apart.
The theme is “From Ash Wednesday to Resurrection Sunday: A Lenten Journey,” which spans from February 17 to April 4.Writers should center their thoughts on our/their specific journeys with God. We will need 47 submissions. Pastor Therese Malena is creating the cover.
Devotional entries should be no more than 250 words. We also ask authors to send digital photos of themselves. Deadline is Sunday, January 31. These can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin
CHURCH SCHEDULE & EVENTS January 10 – January 17, 2021
THIS WEEK’S CHURCH CALENDAR
Sun 1/10 … NO In-Person worship at Kinmundy First UMC or Wesley UMC. Watch Pastor Dave’s video of the service at Kinmundychurch.org
Sun 1/17 … WATCH Pastor Dave’s video on kinmundychurch.org
A transcript of the sermon is mailed out with the bulletin on Monday’s to all church members that would like to read them. If you are not receiving one, call the church office at 547-7423 and we will send you one. DVD’s of the online sermon are available to anyone who wants one. Just ask.
And the Upper Rooms are on the table in the office, if you would like to pick one up.
Offerings for either church can be mailed to KUMC, PO Box 158, Kinmundy 62854.