Announcements

Announcements

New Worship Procedures
Based on new State and VA Conference guidelines, and the recommendations of our Post-COVID Reentry Group, 
STARTING IMMEDIATELY we will:

  • Allow those fully vaccinated to attend and sing without a mask
    (those who want to continue to wear a mask should feel comfortable continuing to do so)
  • Sing our hymns vice watching video hymns
  • Have a more traditional Communion
  • Plan to resume anthems from our Choir
  • Resume the coffee fellowship at the middle entrance
  • Allow preparation and consumption of food
  • We plan to maintain a 10am Worship start time

PLEASE SEE PASTOR DAVID IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THESE PROCEDURES.


Worship

If you haven't returned for in-person worship yet, there is still plenty of space to allow for social distancing. You just need to wear a mask and pre-register. You can pre-register at evc.vaumc.org, or fill out a form in the office, or fill one out at the door. We will continue to stream the service via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/679224800 with passcode 804. We want to thank Dennis Morgan for his continued support of our Worship Services.


In-Person Worship

We will continue with the 10 am start time until we get to Phase 3. We will also continue to stream the service live via Zoom and post a recording of the service on Facebook & our website for those that can't attend. We hope to see as many of you as possible but truly understand that everyone needs to make their own risk decisions. We will do everything we can to make it a safe event for everyone. If you want to attend you must fill out a health acknowledgement form which is your pre-registration to attend. You can fill the form out up to a week ahead of time, but we ask that you complete is by Saturday at the latest. Everyone attending, including children must have completed the form so it can be reviewed by Pastor David. It is a simple one-page form and once you complete it online you can immediately complete a new form for another family member. Please go to http://www.evc.vaumc.org/home/ and you will see a yellow button to go to the COVID Health Form. Select Elizabeth River District, then Select Memorial, then fill out the form, and when you finish it, it will only be seen by Pastor David since it contains personal health questions. You can also stop by the church office during the week, fill out a form, seal it in an envelope, and we will pass it on to Pastor David when he arrives to conduct our service. Hope to see you Sunday. God Bless.

Offering and Tithes
Please bring your offerings to our in-person worship, or mail your tithes and offerings to the church, or you can drop them off with Christina Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

Music Ministry
While we are not authorized to have a full choir yet, there are provisions for up to four people to lead the congregation in song. To plan out how we can best accomplish this, there will be a meeting for any current and/or former choir members, plus anyone else interested in our Music Ministry on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm in the Choir Room. Our new Music Director, Kim Chafee, and our Organist, Ruth Eiffert, will lead this planning meeting. There will not be a monthly Bible video session that evening so that we can have Zoom available for those that want to participate, but cannot attend the in-person meeting.



VIDEO SERMON SERIES

Our video series, "Teach Us to Pray" By Ranjit David, will continue this Wednesday from 7-7:30pm using the Worship 
Zoom link. We hope you can join us.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the Date ~ Please mark your calendars for this future event:

Sunday, July 11
After Worship, Administrative Board Meeting in the Fellowship Classroom to review mid-year finances and establish an event plan for the remainder of 2021. The meeting will also be available via Zoom using the Worship link.

Sunday, July 18 
Noon-3pm, Children's/Youth Pool Party with Burgers and dogs. Hopefully each child can bring a friend.

Saturday, August 14  
9:30am to 12:30pm, Children's Event Day



RECURRING EVENTS

Sunday Services
Sunday Worship, 10:00 a.m.

Prayer Warriors
Please join the Prayer Warriors online every Monday at 7pm to share your concerns and praises. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/557543762 and the passcode is 804.Prayer Warriors have started meeting in person, but will also broadcast via Zoom.

United Methodist Men meetings
Once a month on the first Sunday at 8:00 a.m.

United Methodist Women Circle meeting
The first Tuesday of every month:
Lois Lehman at 10:00 a.m.
Ada Mae Bookman at 7:00 p.m.

United Methodist Women General Meetings
The third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.



VOLUNTEERS AND HELPERS
 
We are looking for Greeters
We are looking for greeters in to help us Welcome Worshipers on Sunday. We are looking for Greeters in all age groups. If you are interested please let us know.
 
Altar Flowers
Please help us make our Sanctuary Bloom during our Sunday Worships. We would love to Honor those you love. There is a flower calendar by the bulletin board in the hallway.

Please help us make the Sanctuary Bloom during Sundays
Worship in Memory or Honor of those you love. There is a Flower Calendar by the hallway bulletin board. Please let Christina know at least a week ahead to make sure we correctly announce who the flowers are in honor of.

The Food Closet is in need of the following items:
Helping people through the Food Closet is one of our most important ministries. Any funds left on the Altar Rail during Communion will be used for the Food Closet. In addition, you can mark any additional donations for the Food Closet and put them in the offering plate. If you want to donate items, small boxes of cereal, oatmeal, and other small meal items are preferred. We do not need canned vegetables. Please try and find items with low sugar and sodium so we can offer more healthy alternatives.

"Just 1 Mission"
The Missions and Benevolence Team needs:
Lotion (11-14oz),
shampoo (11-14oz),
nail clippers.
Thank you for your contributions

Food Pantry

We have been recognized by the City of Virginia Beach for helping those in need with our Pantry. Thank you for everyone who has donated to help keep it stocked. Any questions ask Bob Russell.

We are in need of the following items for the food pantry (no economy size please).
Can meats: Tuna, spam, Chicken, Vienna sausages
Can beans: Black, Kidney Beans
Sauces: Tomato, Spaghetti
Canned Vegetables: Green Beans, Corn, Carrots, Peas, Mix Veggies.
Misc: Jelly, Chef Boyardee, Mac and Cheese, Canned Fruit, Ketchups, Mustards, Mayonnaises, Pasta,
Instant mash potatoes, Rice
Breakfast items: Pancake mix, Syrup, Cereal
Bake Goods: Dry Milk/Evaporated Milk, Instant Jello, Instant pudding

Thank you to all that provide for this charity .

B.E.A.C.H
Bringing an End to All City Homelessness
The B.E.A.C.H Closet is looking for household cleaning products.