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Church Reopening

5/22/2020

Good morning, friends. I want to share with you some important information concerning the reopening of the church. These decisions were probably the most difficult ones Iíve had to make as your pastor and included much personal thought and prayer along with consultations and advice from our Bishop, District Superintendent, Advisory Council, area pastors, and others. With that said, we are nearing the time when we will be able to reopen.

Little Light Preschool will begin its summer semester on Monday, June 1st. Due to small class size and other factors, we felt this was an appropriate time to resume. Like all activities, appropriate precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of our students and their families. If you are looking for a great place for your preschooler to learn and grow, enrollment is open. Call the church at 417-624-3647.

In-person Worship will resume on Sunday, June 14th. We will have several protocols in place to promote safety. Iíll have more information about these protocols soon. For those who do not feel comfortable returning to public Worship, or for anyone for that matter, online Worship will still be made available. In case youíve forgotten, Worship is at 10:45 a.m.

Our annual Pie Sales will be held Thursday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 4th. Preparations for pie sales will occur prior to these dates. Again, more information will be offered soon.

Our Summer Traveling Day Camp from Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th has been cancelled. This was a decision made by Heartland Camps and agreed upon by our church and First UMC.

Thatís all for now. Keep loving God and one another, and, as always, stay on mission. Itís great serving as your pastor!