Worship at 11 am in the Wilson Activity Center

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November 28, 2021
by Rev. Dr. Hammett Evans
Sanctuary Service
Latest Message "Reconnect: Hope"

Upcoming Events

Service Times for Sunday:

 9:00 am Sanctuary (traditional) Worship in the Sanctuary (also live-streamed on YouTube)

10:00 am Online on YouTube and Facebook

11:00 am LAUNCH (contemporary) worship in the Wilson Activity Center (also live-streamed on YouTube)

10/7/2021 COVID-19 Response Update (Resuming Indoor Gatherings for Children)

We appreciate you for doing all you can to keep our church and community safe and healthy, especially the most vulnerable. Because of the decline in cases in our area and because we see the care our congregation is taking to protect one another, we are taking the additional step of resuming indoor gatherings for children under 12, with the following protocols in place:
We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.
Asbury is resuming indoor gatherings for all ages with the following protocols and procedures:
  • Everyone over 2 years of age must wear masks while in the building, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Physical distancing between households should be observed at all times. Groups may meet only in rooms that do not exceed maximum occupancy to maintain at least 6ft. distance between households. Please consult with Cheryl Stanfield regarding maximum occupancy for specific classrooms.
  • Hand washing and use of hand sanitizing stations is encouraged.
  • If you feel ill at all, we strongly encourage you to stay home and worship with us online.
  • As long as weather permits, we will offer opportunities to worship both indoors and outdoors. Indoor worship services will be livestreamed, and we will continue to provide an online-only worship service each week.
  • All groups should record attendance, including the names of all participants, and turn attendance in to Cheryl on a weekly basis. Pre-registration will not be required for worship; but participants should register at the worship service or other event, using the QR code or by signing in with a volunteer. This is for the purposes of contact tracing.
  • A nursery will be provided for children 0-2.
  • Sunday school classes for all ages may meet indoors, provided masks are worn and physical distancing is observed. If room size prohibits safe distancing at 6ft2/household, staff can help find a location or alternate time for the class to meet. Groups larger than 24 may meet in the Warehouse, the Wilson Activities Center, or in the sanctuary. Classes and groups may also meet outdoors or in online forums like Zoom. Hybrid options are also available.
  • ACCDC may continue to meet, following their guidelines.
  • No food or drinks will be served indoors at this time.

These protocols are subject to change based on guidance from the Arkansas Conference of the UMC and the CDC. Asbury’s pastors and church staff are working to adapt ministries for all ages to these new protocols. Please check for email and Facebook updates from Asbury on the latest guidance. The situation is dynamic and fluid, and we continue to monitor and adjust on a week-to-week basis. Thank you for your continued patience and positive response as we all work together to keep our Asbury family safe while worshiping God and caring for one another!

Clark Cogbill, Lay Leader

Ginny Kurrus, Chair of Trustees

Rev. Dr. Hammett Evans, Senior Pastor