“A Faithful Congregation of United Methodist Christians; Building God’s Kingdom by Being Christ’s Disciples.”
 

Dear Church family and Community friends,

March 17, 2020

Regrettably and in the best interest of our health, I wish to share with you after meeting with several leaders in our congregation that we have decided to cancel all church activities until April 6. I know that all of us are disappointed. And this is certainly a time for us to pull together and be in ministry, but we must also follow the leadership of our government and conference and do all we can to contain the spread of the COVID-19, or coronavirus. It requires our faithfulness to God and our cooperation with one another.

Please understand that this applies to all entities that use the church building. For now, we can schedule things beyond this date, but all activities on the calendar are subject to change. Right now, we are reducing our office hours to 8:30-12pm, Monday through Thursday. Please be aware that information and directives change weekly, daily, and hourly. We will do our best to notify you of the changes. Also, be aware that you may have to take the initiative to contact us when activities resume. The following are some things that we ask of everyone:

  1. Please do not panic. Learn as much as you can about this situation and be aware that sometimes, you will need to “sort out” the facts about the spread of this virus.
  2. Spend time reading the scriptures and praying for yourself and others. Using daily devotions are excellent.
  3. Offer help to others when and where possible, like taking a hot meal to a neighbor or sharing a packet of activities for a family with children at home. Call loved ones and friends and offer reassuring words, assistance, and prayer.
  4. Observe clean and safe practices, wash your hands several times throughout the day, and encourage others living with you to do so as well.
  5. If there is an emergency, like someone passing away or going into the hospital for surgery or other reasons, please contact Pastor Roger Parker @ 918-510-7342 or Sharon Pilant, our church secretary, @ 918-261-6913.
  6. Please continue to be faithful to the church with your financial giving. The ministry of the church depends on all of us! We may have a ministry or two for serving persons in our community who are vulnerable and need assistance. We are also planning to make a weekly video of Pastor Roger reading a scripture, sharing a sermon, and offering a prayer for our congregation, community, and world. This will be accessible through our Facebook page, Facebook.com/Pryor1stUnitedMethodistChurch and our website, pryorfirstmethodistchurch.com
  7. If you have a bible study or other small group that meets weekly in homes, we ask that you keep it to 10 or fewer in number. If you have a larger group, consider meeting in several small sub-groups.

 

At the moment, the cure for the Coronavirus seems insurmountable and the spread of it creates fear in our hearts and uncertainty about the future. It is only human for us to feel this way. But it is also an opportunity for God to work in our lives. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

 

”The darkness of evil is where the light of Christ shines through!

In Christ’s footsteps we walk,

Pastor Roger Parker

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