As you know – the HCT role is to follow the guidelines set by the VAUMC Conference on getting back to in-person worship. These guidelines are extensive – with the overall goal being for churches to safely get back to worship during the Pandemic. We also know there are lots of questions about when and how Harmony will get back to in-person worship. We see many other denominations getting back to in-person worship. However, we also hear a lot in the news about covid cases occurring when people gather together inside. So it is great we have the Conference guidelines to guide our way ahead.
While we have enjoyed outdoor worship the past few months, we have decided with colder, more inclement weather approaching we need to discontinue outdoor worship services and live stream them from the sanctuary where you can find them on our YouTube page, Harmony UMCVA. You can either watch the service live at 10am on Sunday or later in the day, at a time that is more convenient for you. The service will also be posted on the website and Facebook.
We invite everyone to gather with their families to watch together on Sunday mornings at 10am. Sing along to the special music and hymns each week by following the Order of Worship. Jessica Randall will also deliver the Children’s Message. You are also welcome to comment during the service in the chat area with special prayer requests etc…..
This was a tough decision. The HCT had much conversation about this but with COVID cases rising in Loudoun County, we felt it best to hold off on in-door worship at this time. There is far greater risk at contracting the virus when meeting with others indoors (with masks and social distancing). Our goal is to keep everyone safe while providing a way to worship together each week. We invite you to gather with us at 10am Sunday mornings on our YouTube page for worship!