Signs of spring, April 2020


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  • We will continue to offer our elements for Communion in pre-packaged single units.  Persons who wish may pick one up on their way into worship.

  • Children:

    • We are giving special attention and care for our youngest members of the community. We will continue to offer a children’s message during the 10:45 service. Due to safety concerns, we are not yet able to offer Junior Church or nursery care. Our task group will revisit the resumption of these offerings later in the fall. Most likely, these activities will not resume until after a vaccine is available for children under 5.

    • Because children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination, we will strive to
      offer outdoor activities (weather permitting) – especially this summer and into early fall.

    • When around children outdoors, please be sensitive to the parents’ comfort level for their

    • A reminder to all adults: we are role models in many ways with our younger people.
      If you are around young people who need to mask, please choose to wear a mask to
      model for those who must.

  • Please remember that the symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to the following: 

    • fever

    • cough

    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • chills, repeated shaking with chills

    • muscle pain

    • sore throat

    • headache

    • fatigue

    • nausea/vomiting

    • new loss of taste or smell

Please worship from home if you are exhibiting new symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate. Also, if you are not feeling well, feel nervous about your own health or have a medical condition that makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19, please worship from your home. 

Thank you for showing love for one another by following our safety measures.

COVID cleaning precautions at Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls, Maryland
Sanctuary of Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls, Maryland August 2020