g aerence in more than 125 countries.” – The
Malta United Methodist Church
201 E. Sprague Street
P.O. Box 158
Malta, IL 60150
“The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, which is our church’s mission.
REV. JEREMIAH THOMPSON, PASTOR
Call him at (815) 592-3764 or
Text him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Vicke Heins
Office Number: (815) 825-2118
She will be working on: M – W – Th
from 8:00 a.m. – Noon
NEW “COVID” REGULATIONS for MALTA UMC
as of May 19, 2021! FELLOWSHIP resumes June 6th after Worship Service with Covid Restrictions.
Do no harm, do good, stay in love with God.
That is how Bishop Ruben Job summed up the 3 general rules to guide our lives written by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, more than 250 years ago. The first of those, in particular, has guided our church during this time of pandemic. There have been major outbreaks of Covid-19 at churches in the US, Canada, and likely elsewhere too. We have worked hard to make sure that did not happen at Malta United Methodist Church, and thank God we’ve succeeded so far. As the pandemic has improved here in the U.S. and in conjunction with the new guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control, we (our Covid-19 health team) want to announce an update to our Covid Policies at church.
- We continue to ask that people sanitize their hands when they arrive. But you need no longer sign in when you arrive.
- We need to maintain social distancing apart from those we don’t come to church with. So, no handshakes or hugs. Elbow bumps and such are totally okay 😊
- The following are the mask updates:
- Wear a mask when around children (those under 12 can’t be vaccinated yet).
- Wear a mask when in a group of people (such as when people are arriving and departing worship).
- (Key change here) If you are fully vaccinated, you can remove a mask during worship, or at another setting when you are not part of a large group and interacting with other fully vaccinated people. For instance, if you are sitting talking to someone else and you are both fully vaccinated you can remove a mask.
- Please respect any request you have to mask back up; we don’t know everyone’s health history and who might be at high risk and we need to make sure we help everyone feel safe and be safe!
- We will, starting in June, begin fellowship time after church. We will need to have people hand out food and drinks masked and wearing gloves (as you might see at a restaurant). But we can once more sit down for a treat with our church family.
- All these are subject to change if advised by the DeKalb County Health Department.
If you have questions or concerns, please talk to Pastor Jeremiah, Tom Plote,
or Mary Lynn McArtor.