What You Should Know About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

UPDATE: The Church council of DeMotte UMC met 05/25/2021. The church council recommends people wear masks in the church building and keep a distance of three feet between family units. Jasper county is still ‘Orange,” please continue to take proper precautions to protect yourself and others from the Corona virus.

TO:      DeMotte UMC members and friends

FM:      Rev. Ed van Wijk


DT:      03/31/2021

Dear DeMotte UMC Family and friends,

Grace and Peace, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Summary of Sunday Worship Guidelines

  1. In-person worship services at the DUMC building are held at 9:00 am. We will also continue to livestream worship on Facebook.
  2. Everyone is welcome, except
  3. Those having a fever, coughing, or sneezing are asked not to attend worship.
  4. Safe distancing must be practiced in all seating. A three-foot distance must always be maintained between persons of different family units. Pews will be marked as to available seating.
  5. The wearing of a mask is required to attend worship. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.
  6. All hymnals, Bibles, and papers have been removed from the pews.
  7. Congregational singing for those who like to sing is allowed while wearing your mask.
  8.  Sealed cups containing bread and juice will be available for pickup at the beginning of a communion service at the entryway.
  9. A place for members to drop their offering into a container will be available.
  10. There will be Children’s Time and Sunday School.
  11. Restroom capacities are posted.
  12. There will be coffee hour and fellowship times before and after worship.