Church Calendar

MALTA UMC WORSHIP SERVICES AT 9:00 a.m. on Sundays  
In-Person or on Zoom
Also on Facebook & Twitter

Vicke, Church Administrative Assistant
Office Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays  from 8-Noon.
Church Office Phone # is (815) 825-2118.
Church email:  maltaumc@outlook.com 

NEW “COVID” REGULATIONS for MALTA UMC as of May 19, 2021!
               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.

  1. We continue to ask that people sanitize their hands when they arrive. But you need no longer sign in when you arrive.
  1. 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 😊
  1. The following are the mask updates:
    1. Wear a mask when around children (those under 12 can’t be vaccinated yet).
    2. Wear a mask when in a group of people (such as when people are arriving and departing worship).
    3. (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.
    4. 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!
  1. 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.
  1. All these are subject to change if advised by the DeKalb County Health Department.

6.   June 20th we are allowed to sing in church again!

If you have questions or concerns, please talk to Pastor Jeremiah, Tom Plote,
or Mary Lynn McArtor.

Wednesday nights:  Prayer & Fellowship Meeting at 7:00 p.m. In-Person and on Zoom.

CONTACT PASTOR JEREMIAH AT (815) 592-3764 OR email him at
castiger1@gmail.com to get Zoom information.

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AUGUST 2021

Sunday, August 1                  10th Sunday after Pentecost with Communion & Fellowship

Monday, August 2                 Church Council at 7:30 p.m. / Finance at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4           Prayer & Fellowship at 7:00 p.m.  in-person or on Zoom

PASTOR GONE:  Thursday, August 5 – Monday, August 9: Emergencies call:
Pastor Megan Thompson at (217) 418-8354 or email her:  mecthmpsn@gmail.com

Sunday, August 8                 11th Sunday after Pentecost with Fellowship
Guest Speaker:  Marcia Hueber

Tuesday, August 10             Pastor Jeremiah back

Wednesday, August 11         Prayer & Fellowship 7:00 p.m. in-person or on Zoom

Thursday, August 12             NO  4H in July or August

Sunday, August 15           12th Sunday after Pentecost / Fellowship
                                                Back to School Blessings Sunday
The DeKalb School district will be returning to classes on Wednesday, August 18. On the preceding Sunday, August 15th, we will be having a back-to-school blessing during our 9:00 AM worship service for students, and anyone employed by the schools. We will have a small gift for everyone, and a prayer asking for a safe and wonderful year of education and friendship. All students, teachers, and staff of all ages are invited to join us. So spread the word and join us for Back-To-School Blessing Sunday.

Monday, August 16               Worship Meeting 6:30 p.m. in-person

Wednesday, August 18          Prayer & Fellowship 7:00 p.m. in-person or on Zoom

Saturday, August 21               Coffee with Pastor Jeremiah from 8-10 a.m. at                                                                 Martha’s    EVERYONE INVITED!

Sunday, August 22                 13th Sunday after Pentecost with Fellowship

Wednesday, August 25          Prayer & Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  in-person or on Zoom

Thursday, August 26              Music in Lions Park from 6-8 p.m. / put on by the
Malta 
Seedling Committee

Sunday, August 29                  14th Sunday after Pentecost with Fellowship

 

Cluster Youth Group
The churches of our Hub Cluster, including Chana, Rochelle, Reynolds, Steward, and our own Malta, will be collaborating on a Youth Group, and a series of “Adventures.”

Starting September 19, and then twice a month we will be meeting for an outing each month and then for bible study, discussions, and community.

All Youth sixth grade and up are invited to join us, as we all learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, and have a lot of fun doing it!

If you’d like more information talk to Pastor Jeremiah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6th    Sunday of Easter with Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cub Scout Mtg. 630 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study 6 p.m.

Prayer Meeting
6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4H
6:30 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Men’s Breakfast at
Martha’s
8:30 a.m.
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 Pentecost
Sunday w
Communion
Prayer Mtg 6:30 p.m.

Cub Scouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women’s
Breakfast
at
8:30 a.m. Martha’s
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5th Sunday after Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIAL
DAY OBSERVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study

Prayer Meeting