(Slightly revised June 23, July 17, & Oct. 4, 2020; Sept. 14 & 23, 2021)
Dear TUMC Community:
Some of you have expressed concern about worship services in light of COVID-19.
TUMC follows public-health guidelines as we continue to be community for each other. We continue offering online worship services. On Sept. 26, 2021, we held our first hybrid service: with a limited number of pre-registered people in the building, and continuing to connect via Zoom.
If you don’t receive “TUMC Connects“, first please check your e-mail “junk” or “spam” folder, or (second) contact Mike to get added to the list. We are using this to stay updated more quickly during the COVID19 crisis.
Remember public health advice. Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Avoid touching your own face and other people. Stay home if you think you might be contagious for any kind of illness. In public, stay 2m away from others. (see this graphic from CBC news)
This is also an opportunity to remember that panic is not a spiritual practice and that the Bible warns us against hoarding. As people of faith, we know that we depend on God and on each other through times of crisis. We are still called to live out our values of mutual care under these circumstances.
Let’s stay tuned to anyone who might be vulnerable and in need of a phone call or an extra meal at this time. Or if you are the one in need of practical assistance (extra meals, financial support, etc.), Caring Team can try to help arrange for that.
Finally, remember that prayer is contagious in all the right ways.
Pastors Michele and Peter (in wide consultation).
J.K. through Grade 8 will meet online, on Sun. Oct. 17. (The following week, they will meet in-person at TUMC at 10am).
Youth will meet in-person at TUMC at 10:00 am on most Sundays, including Sun. Oct. 17.
This Sunday, October 17: Hybrid Worship, in person and via Zoom; at 11:00 am
Worship Leader: Jana L.
Speaker: Lori U.
Music: Damaris S.; John T.; Carmen W.
Technical Ushers: Cedric M.; Nathaniel P.
In-Person Ushers: Bob L.; Carolyn L.
Scripture: Psalm 104; Luke 8: 1 – 18. Readers include Eli S.
Please join us at 11:00 am, either in-person or using the Zoom link in the e-mail announcements.
To meet in-person: pre-register while our limited seats are still available; attest to you health online within 24 hours of arriving for the service; and follow the rest of the instructions in the e-mail announcements.
We gather both in-person and online, and welcome visitors. We share the link to our online meetings through TUMC Connects, via e-mail. Contact Mike if you’re interested. Just put ‘sign me up for TUMC Connects’ in the subject line. Could you let us know a little about how you found us – are you already connected with TUMC, are you friends with someone who is, or are you looking for a Church community? (A bit of information helps keep our online gatherings safe and welcoming.)
From June 27 through Sept. 5, 2021: the worship service begins at 10:00 am.; except that on July 4, Aug. 1, and Sept. 5, we provide TUMC on Air as a podcast that you may listen to at any time.6:30pm Facilitated Conversations
Seeking God: Finding Wholeness facilitated conversations, on the 3rd floor.
From September 13, 2020 through June, 2020:
* Christian Education begins at 10:00 am;
* Worship Service begins at 11:00 am;
* Informal coffee and fellowship in the lobby at 12:30 pm.