Rev. Dr. Brandon Cho
Lead Pastor of Clinton United Methodist
Greetings in the peace of Christ. Hope this note finds you well in the Lord.
As we navigate the effects of the coronavirus together, we will continue to make decisions not out of fear but out of love and concern for those who may be at heightened risk. With that in mind, I’d like to share some information and tools:
- In-person worship, meetings, community groups, the Thrift Shop, and outside facility use (except for AA) will be suspended until further notice. However, we will ramp up our digital presence with more Facebook posts, emails, and updates on our website. Check back often for updates.
- Sunday worship services will be presented online at 10 am each week and available to watch later. Online services are accessible via our app, website, Facebook, and YouTube.
- Youth ministry will shift to online and paper-based communications. The youth will be meeting through Instagram and other online channels, and they’ll receive handwritten notes as well.
- Children’s ministry resources will be available online in the form of FinalFours on our app. In addition, individually packaged crafts for kids will be available on the front steps of our church, and the kids will get notes in the mail.
- Committees, community groups, teams, and youth will be offered online. Your committee or group leader will be reaching out to you with details. Please do not have any in-person church meetings at homes.
- We encourage you to continue supporting the church with your prayers, (online) presence, and generous gifts through our Church app or Website. You can also make use of online bill pay or mail a check to the office as desired.
- The church office will remain open Mon-Thursday from 9:00 until 3:30 (until 2:30 Wednesdays) and Friday from 9:00 until 12:30. However, staff has been encouraged to work from home as much as possible.
- The “My Easter Story” musical event, community Easter Egg hunt, and other activities between now and Easter are postponed. We are planning for an online Easter service at this time.
- If you or someone you know has a need, please call us at 908-735-7025 so that we can assist or suggest a resource for you. This is an important time for us to take care of one another.
Our buildings may be closed, but church is not! Because of our unyielding faith in Jesus Christ, we can provide a non-anxious presence and caring spirit for our neighbors.
I am praying for each of you to be an extension of our Lord’s care, faith, and hope.