On Tuesday, June 16th the Bishop loosened the restrictions on in-person worship and building closures, allowing Manito UMC to transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church's plan for reopening.
You may read the entirety of the Bishop’s most recent notice Here.
How does this affect Manito UMC’s worship, gatherings and facility users?
Church staff will return to the office, but the exterior doors will remain closed. Our staff will continue to monitor the phone, respond to email and voicemail messages Monday-Friday between 10:00am and 2:00pm.
Sunday Morning Worship:
Manito UMC will continue to provide an online worship service each Sunday. The link to each week’s service will be sent out via email and posted on the church’s Facebook page. Members are invited to “tune in” on Sunday mornings at 10:30am as we continue to worship and celebrate together from the comfort and safety of our own homes.
Previous sermons can be found on the Manito UMC YouTube channel. To access the YouTube page click on the "ONLINE WORSHIP" link.
Ministry Events & Gatherings:
Sunday School - is meeting on Zoom at 9am on Sunday mornings
Fellowship Coffee Hour - is meeting on Zoom immediately following our 10:30am Sunday Morning Worship Service
Children's Ministry - programming is on hold
Youth Ministry - programming is on hold
Men's Group - is meeting on Zoom at 6:45am on Tuesdays
Choir - programming is currently meeting on Zoom and YouTube
M&M Tots - programming is currently on hold
The Greater Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a four-phased approach to reopen church buildings in the region. These phases do not necessarily run in conjunction with our state’s reopening phases.
Manito UMC is currently in Phase 2.
What does this mean for our facility user groups?
Under Phase 2, groups of 10 or under may meet in our facility, but due to Washington's phase 2 restrictions we are currently limited to groups of 5 or less.
The group leader has signed and returned the “MANITO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT ADDENDUM,” thereby agreeing to follow the guidelines and requirements for facility use under each phase of our reopening.
The group has contacted the church office and spoken with Pam Patrick to confirm the details of their return.
Please note: all group members returning to the building must wear a mask or face covering while in the building and practice physical/social distancing (at least 6 feet apart from others at all times).
Manito UMC is committed to serving its community and facility users to the best of its ability. We will continue to communicate with you each time the church enters a new phase. We appreciate your patience in these unprecedented times.