Monday, March 24, 2020
It is a very different and difficult time for our world, our community, our families, and our church. We want you to know that even though we have closed our offices and moved to a virtual office, we are still here for you.
Some of you live alone, and the stress of staying in is real. Some of you are home with multiple children, home schooling for the first time, and thinking there are way too many people in this space. The stress of that is real too!
Know that we as your pastors keep you in prayer daily. We look forward to the time when we can meet again. But, we also understand the importance of distancing in an effort to keep the entire community safe.
Because of that, we have moved to streaming worship on Sundays at 9am. You can join us through the website or through Facebook. We would love to have you worship with us. We have no idea how long this will last, but we will do all we can to have meaningful worship in the meantime, even if we cannot physically be present in the building.
We are also offering a couple of Bible studies through Zoom. We know that studying the Bible is important for our spiritual life. But, it is also a great way to stay connected to other believers.
In these uncertain times, we keep our eyes on the one thing that is certain – God. Grace and peace to you.
Lawrence, Jerry, Carrie and Jennifer
Phil 4:6-7 – Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to god. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Friday, March 13
Greetings Klein UMC Family and Friends,
We are writing to you to answer the question that we know is on most everyone’s mind, “Are we having church on Sunday?” Yes, we will be meeting for all three services. However, we think it important for each person to make an informed decision about whether they should attend.
We had a conference call today with Dr. Marc Boom and Dr. Ashley Drews from Houston Methodist Hospital. It was their advice that if we meet for worship services, we must be careful to practice social distancing (4-6 feet between people) and good hand hygiene. There will be hand sanitizer available at the entrances.
If you are sick, stay home. Everyone else should also make an informed decision about whether they should attend or not. The government has published their guidelines at coronavirus.gov.
If you choose to stay at home, we understand. Please remember that all 3 services will be live streamed, as they are each week. This should be a great alternative for any of our family who would rather stay in.
For those who choose to attend worship, we will be making changes in worship in response to the virus. We will not be passing offering plates, but will instead have them available at the exits for you to drop your offering in. As always, online giving is available and a great alternative.
We will not be passing the registration books and we will not have the meet and greet time.
Once again, if you do join us at the service, please use the recommended practices of social distancing and frequent hand washing. If you suspect you are ill, stay home and stream the service online. If you would like prayer, send an email or contact the church office and a pastor will give you a call.
Following the lead of Klein ISD, we are cancelling all non-Sunday morning children and youth activities for one week and will reassess at that time.
It is a stressful, anxiety filled time for our world. The church will still be the beloved community for our members and our neighbors, even if we have to be creative to do it.
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2
Lawrence, Jerry, Carrie, Jennifer
Saturday, March 14, 2:30pm
Regarding Commitment Sunday:
While we are aware that you have received letters regarding Commitment Sunday being scheduled for tomorrow, March 15th, our current priority is the spiritual and physical health of our congregation. Therefore, we will be focusing this Sunday on being in community with one another and will address a timeline for Commitment Sunday and the capital campaign at some point in the future.
At this time, the following programs have been cancelled for the week of March 15-21:
- Klein Weekday Ministries Preschool
- Piecemakers Quilt Group
- Fitness Friends
- Youth/Children's Choir
- Methodist Awana
- Student Ministries (Sunday and Wednesday)
- Palm Sunday Picnic
Additional information will be posted here, sent via email, and on our Facebook page as updates become available.
*As of Monday, March 23rd, the Pastors and Staff will be working remotely. The church office will not be open.
Online Sermon information can be found HERE.
Online Giving information can be found HERE.