This afternoon the staff and lay leadership of Northfield United Methodist Church considered the actions and requests from the school district, Department of Health and Gov. Tim Walz. All of our discussion was based on how to keep vulnerable people safe and secure during this epidemic.
ATTENTION:In response to MN Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 prevention, public events such as the Super Wednesday meals, Playtime with Toddlers, and worship services at the Northfield United Methodist Church are cancelled until further notice. Hold in prayer our first responders, healthcare workers, and those who are ill - we are all in this together.
- Jesus: don't forget to pray.
- Others: remember to donate dry goods and toilet paper to the CAC
- You: Continue washing your hands, practice "social distancing," and take good care of yourself.
- Pew pads will not be passed. Please speak with a pastor directly if you would like a visit or to refer a visitor.
- Passing the peace will consist of a brief wave
- The time of offering will not include passing the plate. Offering plates will instead be placed at the doors so you can make an offering upon entering or exiting the sanctuary.
- Communion, not scheduled to take place again until April 5, will be pre-poured into small cups by gloved hands. The Pastors, with gloved hands, will distribute the bread into your cupped hands.
- Some events are being rescheduled by their organizers due to an abundance of caution, not because of any official recommendation. These include a volunteer visitor training and an Alzheimer's workshop.
- All teams involved in decision-making are asked to vote that meeting online, over email, or by conference call will be acceptable options. This ensures crucial decisions can still be made even if in-person meetings are not possible.
- Stay home when you have a cough and are feeling sick.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- When you cough, cover your mouth using the inside of your elbow