Happenings at Malta United Methodist Church

MALTA UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH

Rev. Jeremiah Thompson, Pastor
(815) 592-3764 OR email at castiger1@gmail.com

Everyone WELCOME to join us for in-service worship on
Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (
Masks must be worn)
or on Zoom

AS OF JANUARY 24, 2021 Malta UMC WILL BE HAVING IN-SERVICE WORSHIP
at 
 9:00 a.m.  (Must Wear Masks)
Following Covid Guidelines:
As of June 20, 2021 we can sing again in church together!

NEW “COVID” REGULATIONS for MALTA UMC
as of DECEMBER 26, 2021  / FELLOWSHIP IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

                                 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 and to 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. Starting August 1, 2021 Must wear a mask in church and during worship service.
    2. 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. Starting On December 26, 2021 , we can NOT have Fellowship after church UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  1. 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.

 6ft Social Distancing
WORSHIP WILL also be on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.


WEDNESDAYS – PRAYER MEETING & FELLOWSHIP
IN-PERSON (Must wear a mask)  OR ON ZOOM AT 7:00 P.M.
NO CHOIR PRACTICE at this time.

2nd THURSDAY of each month – 4H  at 6:30 p.m.
in church basement  (NO 4H in JULY & AUGUST)

3rd  THURSDAY of each monthTODAY’S SISTERS
Today’s Sisters meeting at Malta UMC at 9:00 a.m. for now!

 

 

                              HUB Cluster Youth Group

All youth 6th through 12th grade are invited to join us for our new “Hub Cluster” Youth group.  The Hub Cluster is made up of the United Methodist Churches in and around Rochelle, and all our congregations are cooperating to provide some  youth ministry opportunities for our young people.  The gathering will be at Reynolds United Methodist Church, 2496 Reynolds Rd, Ashton, IL 61006,  Join us!  If you want to attend or need more information please contact Pastor Jeremiah at 815-592-3764.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MARCH 02 – ASH WEDNESDAY
MARCH 06 – 1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 13 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS

APRIL 10 – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY
APRIL 11 – 16  HOLY WEEK
APRIL 14 – MAUNDY THURSDAY
APRIL 15 – GOOD FRIDAY
APRIL 17 – EASTER