Healthy Sanctuary Etiquette for Worship Services
Now that more than half of West Virginians eligible for a coronavirus vaccine have been fully vaccinated, Harmony UMC will follow the updated guidelines issued by the state of West Virginia:
**Face coverings are strongly recommended for all indoor church activities, and this includes children.**
Please continue to be mindful of your own health needs because the pandemic is not over, and wearing face coverings is encouraged for anyone at risk or at risk to family. Also, please be considerate of the health needs of your neighbors and other congregants because many people in our community are still susceptible to the deadly effects of coronavirus.
Should things continue to improve in the region, other protective measures may be eased over the summer. Bear in mind that should the pandemic flare up again in this region, face coverings and other health measures may return.
We are glad you are interested in visiting us at Harmony United Methodist Church. You are warmly invited to come and worship with us and experience God’s grace through our time together. Our mission is to show God’s love to each other, the community, and the world.
We recognize that people look for God and Christian community in many ways, and each of our weekly worship services and studies have a unique character. We also offer children’s church during the 10:00 AM service, an adult Sunday School at 9:00 AM, and a mid-week Bible Study (Wednesdays at 7:00 PM). We value our relationship to the communities of northern Berkeley County, West Virginia and southern Washington County, Maryland and our opportunities to minister in these neighborhoods of God’s creation.
Whether you visit in person or online, we hope you discover something here to secure and deepen your spiritual journey. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our Christian journey as servants and disciples of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for showing great consideration of others throughout the past year when more than 3,000 West Virginians lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic.
Let us pray for them and the millions worldwide, their families who grieve, and all who suffered from coronavirus illness and other ill effects from the pandemic this year.
The Upper Room ministries has assembled informative and spiritually engaging resources on anti-racism: https://www.upperroom.org/resources/the-spiritual-work-of-overcoming-racism and Covid-19: https://www.upperroom.org/covid-19/?path=notice
The National Council of Churches has prepared resources to address and confront the evil, oppression, and injustice of racism and white supremacy at these websites: National Council of Churches Statement and National Council of Churches Resources
The prophet Micah put our spiritual task this way: what is good, and what does the Lord require of you - but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God! (Micah 6:8, NRSV)