DeBows UMC
Coronavirus Information
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DeBows UMC

As the Coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving, we as a church must react accordingly.  Following the lead of many area churches, the GNJ Conference, and local & federal authorities, we are sharing the following information:

DeBows UMC will conduct its 9:30 AM worship service tomorrow (3/15/2020).
Starting on Monday, 3/16/2020, worship at the church and other scheduled church activities will be suspended until further notice.

As we suspend physical activity at the church, the life of the church continues and this includes paying our bills and supporting our ministries.  We are thankful for your faithful giving and encourage you to continue to do so during these difficult times.  You may continue your giving by sending your offering check directly to the church or by using the online giving feature, found in the footer of the church website.  It is easy, secure, and appreciated.

Note about Sunday, 3/15/2020:
We are aware and respectful of the level of concern surrounding the Coronavirus situation.  Attendance at the 3/15 worship service is solely at the discretion of each individual; we understand.  Following that service, the Trustees will meet to discuss how best to run the Food Pantry Ministry.  This is a vital ministry to the people that depend on the service it provides and we would like to continue this ministry if at all possible.

  1. Along with the normal bi-weekly church newsletter, we will continue to send out special emails as needed to keep you informed.
  2. A special page has been created on the DeBows website.  It will contain a chronological summary list of released information, church decisions impacting the life of our church, and links to other information.  Click HERE to access this page.  Please bookmark it and check it often, along with the church calendar for the latest information.
  3. For our members who do not have email or internet access we will communicate updates and information by phone.
  4. The following 3 March events have been postponed and will hopefully be rescheduled sometime in the future.  (3/14) Libby Prison Minstrels concert, (3/21) GNJ Food Packing Event, (3/28) ProGrasstination Bluegrass concert.
  5. The 3/15 Sunday 9:30 AM worship service will take place this week per normal.
  6. This Sunday (3/15) is the deadline to place your Old Monmouth Candy Orders.  Please give to Sue Hayward.  Orders must be placed on Monday, 3/16/2020.
  7. Anyone interested in submitting a Scrip Gift Card order, please contact Sue Hayward directly via phone or email.

God bless, 

Pastor Denise


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