United Methodist Church
In Person and Online Worship Service
Please make plans to join us for our first indoor, in person worship service this Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 9:30am.
A few things to know as we move indoors:
Masks are required for everyone while inside the church buildings.
We will continue to social distance, asking family groups to sit together.
You may not be able to sit in the pew you always sit in. We have blocked off every two pew to help with social distancing.
Should we have more individuals than space in the sanctuary, we have made preparations for an overflow in the fellowship hall. We have set up a TV that is hardwired to the sanctuary where we will video the service and stream it live to the Fellowship Hall.
We will continue to offer a recorded service that will be posted to our church website and Facebook page weekly.
We will continue to worship without congregational singing. We hope to have soloists and pre-recorded music as we all miss the singing component of worship. (Please let Sandra Robbins or Rev. Emily Sutton know if you or someone you know is willing to sing in worship or prerecord music to be played during worship.)
The Sanctuary will be open at 8:45. We ask that folks not congregate in the vestibule but make their way into the sanctuary when they arrive. We will enter and go clockwise around the sanctuary. Follow the arrows. Please arrive early so we can assure everyone can find a seat and be socially distanced.
Bulletins will be provided and placed in each pew. This will help you find where to sit.
The traditional offering time is no longer a part of the order of worship, but we encourage folks to place their tithes and offerings in the box labeled offering as you enter or as you leave worship. It has been provided by Emily Miskelly one of the children in our congregation.
The congregation will leave the service from Rev. Emily Sutton's left to right so as to maintain social distancing practices. This will take a few minutes so we ask that you take the opportunity to enjoy the sanctuary and reflecting on God's presence as we leave the space.
Bathrooms and cleaning supplies will be available for those who utilize the restrooms. Bathrooms should be cleaned after each use and children should be accompanied by parents.
Other Church Events
Sunday School, and all other in-person events are scheduled based on the comfort level of the group adhering to the Social Distancing, Mask Wearing and cleaning protocols set forth by the PUMC COVID Taskforce.
Funeral services will not take place in the Philadelphia UMC sanctuary until further notice. Instead, graveside services will be recommended. In addition, families will be served a meal catered or made by one family in our church rather than a meal provided by multiple congregation members. This will limit exposure to the family and church members. If members of the church would like to provide a meal or food for a grieving family on their own, that is appropriate but as a church we will offer the family a catered meal or or made by one family.
Flexibility is the key and the goal is worship to God. If we all work together we will be able to worship safely indoors without doing any splits!!!
We hope you will make plans to join us for our first indoor worship service as you feel comfortable.
Click the PDF icon below to see diagrams for our worship set up.
WELCOMING YOU HOME
Philadelphia United Methodist Church is a loving church family who seeks to know, love and serve God and their neighbors. Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30am where you will meet a welcoming and loving church family! All are welcome at Philadelphia United Methodist Church!
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are a small church in between downtown York and McConnells that seeks to know, love and serve God. Even though we may be small we serve a mighty God and we believe together we can do! Join us at Philadelphia!
Children and Youth MINISTRIES
We have ministries for all ages! Children are welcome to join Sing for Joy where children 3-16 learn music and Bible lessons.
4th, 5th and 6th graders are invited to join a group called 456.1 (4th, 5th and 6th graders 1st for Christ). This is a great segue to confirmation and youth.
We also have MYF - Methodist Youth Fellowship. Together we study God's word, serve and have fun!
Worship services are held weekly at 9:30am.
Sunday School is held weekly at 8:45am.
All are welcome!