What is happening? We are meeting together in the church building again!
We are doing things to keep each other safe. We have sanitizer dispensers at the entrances, we’re sitting every other pew, using prepackaged communion elements, people are wearing masks if they desire (it is recommended but left to the individual to decide). We are singing but ask people to be considerate and not sit directly in front of others if at all possible.We are not having any other meetings in the church except Sunday morning worship. The building is to be considered closed except for pre-approved use and for work by maintenance and cleaning personnel.
We are continuing to stream the Sunday service and it may be watched at a later time as well. The Sunday service will be online on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WestUnionChristianChurch/
We hesitate to mention money. We don’t spend a lot of time on it. We only take offerings on Sunday mornings even when we were having multiple services every week. But folks are concerned and asking things like: “Even though I am social distancing I know the bills go on. How can I tithe?” Or “How can I keep up with my faith promise? Our missions still need support.” Let us suggest you mail your checks to the church treasurer directly. It avoids going through several hands, being delayed or handled several times. She will make sure the missions money gets to the missions treasurer.
Be sure to clearly mark what is for the general fund and what is for missions. Perhaps writing separate checks for each would make it simpler. Please do not send cash in the mail.
West Union Christian Church
c/o Tina Callaway
PO Box 277
Hutsonville, IL 62433