COVID-19 Updates

 
 
Relaunch 10:30am Worship Service Details:

This is an exciting step forward for us, and it is due to a lot of hard work by the Trustees to get our facilities ready and supplied for worship.  Starting Sunday April 18th at 10:30am, we’ll begin livestreaming our in person worship in the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s. Following guidance from the CDC, the Florida Conference of the UMC, and the St. Paul’s Trustees, I believe we can have a safe worship service. Just like we already do with grape juice instead of wine at communion, we all need to protect each other as we worship. 

The following guidelines will be a part of our indoor worship service, and they are designed to limit the risk of anyone unknowingly spreading Coronavirus during worship:

  • Capacity inside the Sanctuary is limited. Please register to attend worship at cometoworship.org. You only need to register people who are attending the service in the Sanctuary (i.e. children attending SPKidz Children’s Church do not need to be registered).
  • Before entering the building for worship, temperatures will be taken and recorded on the registration sheet.
  • Seating will be done by family group, each at least 6 ft. apart from each other. Please use the social distancing poles located in the pews to help you social distance from others.
  • Cloth or Surgical Masks that cover the mouth and nose are required at all times. They will be provided if needed.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available when you are walking into the Sanctuary.
  • Here’s a link to our video version of our Guide to Worship.
  • If you feel ill or unwell for any reason, please stay home and join us for our online services
  • If you have been exposed to someone with Covid 19, please stay home for 14 days and join us for our online services.  You can find the weekly livestream 10:30am Sunday Worship on Facebook at stpaulsworship.org
  • Neither the CDC nor the Florida Conference of the UMC have developed different guidelines for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Therefore, we do not feel it is appropriate yet to establish different guidelines for those who have been vaccinated. As soon as new research helps develop new guidelines, and new variants of the virus have been tested with current vaccines we will update our guidance for those who have been vaccinated.

 

As we enter this new phase of worshipping in the time of COVID-19, we will be constantly learning and adapting to the changing situations around us.  If you missed the livestream, check our YouTube channel for a posted recording of the livestream service. We invite you to come and be a part of this new chapter here at St. Paul’s!

 
Please check coronavirus.gov for up-to-date national information and the Florida Department of Health webpage for up-to-date state information.
 
Our Florida United Methodist Conference also has useful information including the latest updates from Bishop Carter. You can find their website here.
 
Please continue to monitor our Facebook page and this web page for updates on COVID-19.   Your safety is our primary concern, and if you have any questions about our church, our coronavirus response, or Florida Conference policies and procedures during this time, please let us know and we will be happy to help answer your questions. 
 
Following Jesus’s ethic to care for “the least of these,” we are especially sensitive to the needs of vulnerable populations to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are doing everything we can to care for them, and ourselves, during this time.