This is an unsettling time for each of us, our community, state, nation, and world. After prayerful consideration of the warnings from state and church leaders, MUMC has made the decision to cancel all meetings and activities at our facility for the next two weeks. Pastor Pat is always available by phone at (336)314-1276. She will be posting Sunday messages on the church’s web and Face Book pages each Sunday the building is closed.
Please take time to read the letter from the Western Carolina Conference UMC Bishop Leeland.
March 12, 2020 Tweet
March 12, 2020
As we continue to receive communications and information regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are aware of the significant challenges arising on a daily basis. The virus is spreading rapidly, and there are an increasing number of cases reported throughout the state. We know the virus is highly contagious and that mitigation is possible with cautious measures.
It is extremely important that we slow the rate of infection in order to allow our health care services to respond appropriately. If the infection rate increases too quickly, we may not have the health care support required for everyone needing treatment.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the North Carolina Conference and I agree that it is important to suspend public worship for the next two weeks, beginning today. Please use your discretion regarding smaller gatherings like small groups, Bible studies, etc. These precautions are not only important for your own safety but for the health and welfare of the entire community. While we are in unfamiliar territory, health care professionals advise that this is necessary for slowing the rate of infection.
With the awareness of so many who depend on our church ministries, we hope you will be mindful of the need to continue to support these ministries and those of your local church. Your prayers, presence (in spirit), gifts (including financial support), service, and witness are still important and needed to sustain and strengthen our ongoing mission.
Please take precautions to keep yourself, loved ones, congregations, and communities safe.
With gratitude for you and your leadership,
Paul L. Leeland
We will make updates and additional information is received and decisions made.