covid19

St. Paul United Church Of Christ COVID-19 Update

 

St. Paul continues with our 10:00 am in-person Sunday Worship Services in the Sanctuary. However, due to the recent COVID surge that is swamping local hospitals, our congregation will be joining other churches asking members and friends to mask during sanctuary worship services where social distancing is more difficult to maintain. The masking request begins on Christmas Eve at the 4 p.m. service and will continue through February 6 with a monthly review by our Council. Pews in the sanctuary are still marked off with tape for those members who wish to continue social distancing, however social distancing is strongly encouraged for all members and friends while in the building.

We continue to stream our worship services utilizing Facebook Live every Sunday and post to our website (stpaulucctaylor.org) the next day. Sunday School continues as in-person at 10:00 am upstairs in our Sunday School area. All Sunday School children, teachers and helpers are required to wear a mask to comply with Wayne County Health Department orders regarding mask. Coffee Hour continues after our worship service every Sunday, with donuts, coffee and fellowship enjoyed by all who attend.

Exercise Classes continue to meet every Wednesday in the West Room. Bible Study continues in-person meetings every Tuesday at 10:30 am in the West Room. Girl Scout meetings in the building are still on hold. Rental of the facility for weddings and events is available however, each request must be approved by the St. Paul Council. Contact the Office at (313) 291-1221 for more information.

The office continues to be open for normal business,  members may come to the office on Monday thru Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Special arrangements can be made by calling the office at (313) 291-1221. Office staff is now on a regular schedule to address the needs of the Church. We will continue to provide updates on a regular basis as we know that the COVID pandemic is changing very rapidly. The safety of our members and staff is key in our decision regarding in-person worship services, meetings, and events.

Day-by-day our pastoral staff (Pastor Drutchas, Pastor Schalm, and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams) remain in touch with church members through Facebook, the church website, and individual telephone calls. Please let your pastoral staff know by telephone (313) 291-1221) or email (stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org) about any specials needs that have arisen for yourself or your family where your church family can be helpful.  Pastor Geoff continues at his church office every day and can be reached there on the church telephone line (313) 291-1221. If no one answers the phone when you call, please leave a message and someone will return your call promptly.

Senior Pastor, Rev. Drutchas and Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams continue with home and hospital visits. Please contact Rev. Drutchas or  Kathy if you are interested.

Let us all continue to pray for a quick recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update you monthly as to the status of activities at St. Paul United Church of Christ.