Trinity Fountain Inn Announces Suspension of Onsite Worship Services and other Activities

Trinity Fountain Inn Announces Suspension of Onsite Worship Services and other Activities


 

Dear Trinity Family,

Grace and peace to you and your households in the name of Jesus Christ. In the past week, our lives and circumstances have changed dramatically as we seek to live with hope into a new normal. We have been praying for wisdom and discernment on how best to continue to be faithful disciples and witnesses.

In an effort to keep all of us safe during the Coronavirus pandemic and to “Flatten the Curve” by following the current guidelines and recommendations released from our President and the CDC on Monday afternoon to stay home, work from home when possible and to limit group sizes to 10 or less. To that end we are suspending all onsite activities: classes, groups, and events, including our onsite worship services at Trinity UMC through April 30, 2020. Our Worship services will be limited to Online Worship only via Facebook Live and our YouTube page. Also, the remainder of the Lunchtime Community Lenten Services at Green Pond UMC have been canceled.

The church office will also be closed, with our staff working from home and online. At the end of March, we will reevaluate conditions. The best way to communicate will be by email and text messages. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please call me on my cell phone at 864-414-8864.

Please continue to faithfully support our shared ministry at Trinity by giving online or mailing in your tithes and offerings. Also now available for eGiving, Trinity UMC now has a VENMO account. Our username is FITUMC. If you use Venmo and wish to give His Tithes and Your Offerings through eGiving, this is a convenient way to do so. Please be sure that you give a description, whether it be for Regular Tithes, JMMH, or another specific fund so that it can be designated correctly. Also please set your Privacy Settings to “private” before you complete your transaction.

Also, you can go to our Website and give online at Easytithe.

https://app.easytithe.com/App/Giving/trin403103

During this time of Social Distancing, we are exploring ways to connect online with you in an effort to overcome social isolation. Our online worship service will be abbreviated and streamed from a remote location. Please continue to check on those that you know are vulnerable and be the “hands and feet of Jesus.”

We will post worship songs to our Facebook account 2 times per week, on Wednesdays and on Sunday at 9 am. After Paige finishes her Worship Songs on Sunday Morning, she will invite people to hear our message immediately following on our livestream platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FITUMC/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7QlY1Rn56iS8pIQKG3Khvg/featured

These songs will also be available at FITumc on Vimeo.

Molly and Bryce will be reaching out and connecting to their respective ministry groups.

I will begin offering an interactive time of devotion and prayer using Zoom beginning Thursday morning at 9 am. You are invited to download the Zoom App to your smartphone or computer ahead of time. Please email me at murray.snow@fitumc.org if you would like to participate. I will need to email you a link to participate.

The situation is dynamic and we will keep you updated as circumstances dictate.

God’s Peace and Prayers,

Murray

But now thus says the Lord,he who created you, O Jacob,he who formed you, O Israel:Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name, you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)