No In-Person Worship Until Further Notice

Dear Church Family,

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in the U.S. and around the globe and more is known about the nature of this virus, it is becoming apparent that large gatherings can be risky. As Christians seeking to live in faith, we are also called to proclaim and share the life and love of our Savior, and to serve the most vulnerable among us. The health and safety of our members and our community are utmost. To that end, we will not have Sunday morning activities at WMUMC until further notice.

A worship video will be prepared each week with brief updates, prayer, and message. This video will be posted online by 8am Sunday morning, and I will send a link via email to everyone with instructions on how to access and watch the video.

STAY CONNECTED

Though we are not able to gather for worship for a time as we seek the health of our members and communities, we can still uphold our covenant to God, to one another, and to the church. Please consider the following:

Prayers

  • Lift in prayer the needs of the world and the community
  • Lift in prayer the church, Wesley Memorial UMC, and all who are a part of it

Presence

We are not able to be present in the church, but we can still be Christ’s presence for one another and for others in our communities. You can:

  • Call, email, text, or otherwise message your brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • Check on one another, especially the lonely and vulnerable, and stay connected

Gifts

The offering plate is not going around, but you can still give as the work and ministry of WMUMC is ongoing. You can share your gift:

  • By mailing your tithes/offerings to the church via USPS mail (Wesley Memorial UMC, 6314 E Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421)
  • Online with credit/debit card or ACH transfer by following this link: https://onrealm.org/WesleyMemorialUMC/-/give/now

Service/Witness

In times like these especially, it is important to share the light and love of Christ in the world. As there are specific opportunities to serve, I will share those with you. Keep in mind:

  • Many schools and colleges are closed with plans to use online instruction for a while – do you have a computer and reliable internet? Do you know someone who might need such resources that you could help?
  • 60% of the student population in Hamilton Co. is on free/reduced lunches. That means when school is out, they may not have breakfast or lunch. How can we make sure no one goes hungry?