The decision has been made to cancel the 10 AM worship service until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Sunday school classes and Bible studies have also been cancelled for the time being. It is important that FUMC cooperate with the resolve to be cautious and value above all else the safety of our congregation and our community. A recording of the Pastor’s sermon will be available weekly on our Facebook page and an audio version will be published on this website.
Message from Pastor Doug
In Compliance with the WV Governor’s isolation order we have made the following modifications:
- Office operation
The First UMC Office will continue to serve the congregation, while our office manager and Pastor Doug work from their homes, in accordance with the isolation order given by our governor, Jim Justice. Both officers are reachable through the office voicemail, and they will continue working together to answer any questions and arrange for any assistance you may need. The physical office at Green Street and our campus on Fearnow Rd. will be closed as long as the Governor’s directive is in place.
- Sunday broadcast
Pastor Doug, our musicians, and our tech volunteers will work within the strict, tightened social distancing guidelines to continue providing, as possible, a weekly worship broadcast on Sundays, and other broadcasts as we are able.
- Giving update
We have been blessed, and we praise the Lord for the giving offered by our congregation while we have been unable to gather for worship. Members and friends have been giving by mail, drop off, texts and online. In this time of uncertainty and family financial pressure, we are most appreciative and thankful to those who have continued their weekly contribution to the church’s general fund. Here’s a reminder that if you are interested in making a one-time or a recurring monetary contribution to the church, you can do so by mailing a check to the office or by using our secure GoFirst Giving tab on this website through Fellowship One, or by using our secure cell phone technology. Gifts can be started and stopped anytime at your discretion.
- Looking Ahead
A decision will be made ASAP about the worship services for April, including Passion Sunday, April 5 and Easter Sunday, April 12. Rest assured that, whether we gather together for worship or not, we will be sending praises, hosannas and hallelujahs up to the Lord during these Holy Days.
Today and in the days ahead, please continue to be safe, complying with the orders and guidance that we’re receiving from authorities and health care professionals. Let us continue to seek ways to look after one another, while we abide by the social distancing restrictions. Phone calls, emails, cards, letters, and safely checking on an isolated neighbor are all valuable ways to extend the Love of our Lord Jesus. Until we meet again, God bless you and your family, and let us keep each other in daily prayer.
In Christ’s love,