Welcome to Frankford Plains United Methodist Church!
For in-person church worship at 10 a.m. in our Sanctuary. Please read our expectations for attendees of in-person indoor worship services listed below.
We send out an email if we cancel by 8:00 a.m. Sunday mornings. If you are interested and want the notification please send your request to Doris Delmont FPUMC’s Administrative Assistant at email@example.com.
Join us for virtual worship Sundays at 12:00 PM until further notice — https://www.facebook.com/frankfordplains/live
You can check out our Facebook for all current events and updates: www.facebook.com/frankfordplainsumc
Expectation for Attendees of FPUMC’s In-Person Indoor Worship Services in Sanctuary:
- Attendees must wear a mask upon entering the Sanctuary. Masks need to be worn throughout the service covering both the mouth and nose areas.
- Attendees must implement social distancing (six feet apart) within the Sanctuary to the maximum extent practicable.
- Attendees must be willing to provide contact information to Greeter so that people can be contacted in the event someone contracts COVID-19.
- Currently, no Coffee hours or general socialization pre or post-service in-person under current rules, nor supported by GRNJAC.
- Bathrooms will be open. Attendees can read the bathroom sign before use.
- The maximum capacity of the Sanctuary is 35 people in total. This number includes all parishioners, as well as, the Pastor, Lay Reader, Organist, and/or Greeters. (35% of the 100 maximum permitted occupancy)
Who should or might want to consider not returning to In-Person Indoor Worship, rather continue to participate in Virtual Worship:
- Anyone who is concerned in any way about the health risks of attending, May not want to participate
- Anyone who does not wish to comply with social distancing rules wearing of masks etc. Should not participate
- Anyone who has been, or may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous two weeks. Should not participate
- Anyone who feels ill, or who has any recognized symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness. Should not participate
- Anyone who has a compromised immune system or significant pre-existing health issues that may make them vulnerable to COVID-19. May not want to participate
- Anyone who is in an identified high-risk category. May not want to participate
- Anyone that has been out of NJ and in a state on the NJ Governor Murphy’s two-week quarantine list– Should not participate
General Understandings of FPUMC’s In-Person Indoor Worship Service in Sanctuary
- Communication of the final plan once approved will need to be sent to the whole FPUMC church membership and regular attendees.
- Communion experience will be determined each time it is served.
- Music will be of the recorded type and played through the sound system.
- The projection screen or whiteboard will have the Order of Service or another option will be implemented as there will be no paper handouts
- No sharing of microphones so a minimum of two microphones must be available and cleaned before use and after
- Donations and tithes will be received by mail or online giving. There will be a donation plate in the back of the Sanctuary for guests.
- The Nursery and in-person Sunday School will not be open during services.
- There will be no food or gathering after worship.
- Bathrooms will be open.
- All further indoor worship services will be suspended immediately if it is learned that an attendee of a previous service has become infected with COVID-19. Resumption will be subject to guidance from public health officials.
- Services will be suspended if anyone in attendance refuses to comply with the rules under this plan.
- All plans are, of course, subject to further governmental orders and directives from the Conference.
Responsibilities’ of FPUMC’s Greeter In-Person Indoor Worship Services in Sanctuary:
- The Greeter will wear a mask while greeting attendees.
- The Greeter will explain basic rules to visitors of the church. There is no need to explain to the members of the church. Script will be prepared for Greeter to support a safe worship experience.
- The Greeter will identify all attendees (mostly using the church directory list) and make sure we have contact information.
- The Greeter will have masks and hand sanitizer available (if needed). They will let the Administrative Assistant know when supplies become low.
- The Greeter can explain that donations will be collected by mail and online if someone asks. Also, there will be a donation plate in the back of the Sanctuary
- If visitors come to worship, the Greeter can answer questions and review rules.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – If you would like any Sunday School material, please contact Andrea Veltri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Lenten Bible Study “The Grace of Les Misérables” by Matt Rawle will start Wednesday February 10th finishing the Wednesday of Holy Week March 31st skipping Ash Wednesday February 17th.
We will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. VIA Zoom
Further Details to Follow
Hear from the author Matt Rawle
RSVP to Pastor Kris at email@example.com
Lenten Study – What Makes a Hero
This Small Group will continue after our Lenten study. Dates to be announced. The Study will remain on Wednesday nights. We will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Further Details to Follow
Click on the video to hear from the author Matt Rawle
RSVP to Pastor Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about –WHAT MAKES A HERO?
What Makes a Hero? offers us an image of what it looks like to be victorious over trials and temptations. Looking at pop culture heroes and others through the lens of faith, Matt Rawle shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. In keeping with his theme, “Pop in Culture,” the book examines how good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and overcoming adversity are fundamental to how Christians understand salvation. Heroes help us discern the good, fight for what’s right, define identity, execute justice, spark revolution, and save lives.
Rawle enters the Gospel story to tell quite a different victory story—one obtained through humility, obedience to the cross, and an empty tomb. How does Jesus redefine what it means to be a hero?