Please see our list of frequently asked questions and answers below. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email Rev. Creighton Alexander.
Do I need to register to attend worship? Yes, we ask that you please let us know you are coming to worship by signing up on our website.. Click the link at the top of this page to register each family member that will be worshipping in the Sanctuary. You will select the appropriate worship time (9 or 11 a.m.) as part of the registration.
May I come to church if I haven’t been vaccinated? Absolutely. We want everyone to join us. We are encouraging comfortable distancing, requiring masks, and providing hand-sanitizer to help protect the health and safety of all around us. We kindly ask that you self-screen before coming to worship and watch from home if you have symptoms of or have been exposed to COVID-19 within two weeks of attending a worship service. For those who are able, we encourage everyone to be vaccinated as soon as they are eligible to do so.
How is the in-person worship experience different? You are invited to join in congregational responses and prayer, participate in communion, as well as make your offering as you exit the service. We are planning to make worship as touch-free as possible, which includes providing access to a bulletin on-line or through a QR code like many of us have experienced at restaurants. We look forward to continuing to feature videos of our various ministries during the service as we have done throughout the pandemic. To allow those attending in person to watch these and other pre-recorded elements, we have two screens in the Sanctuary. We will have a tent outside for those who feel more comfortable worshipping out doors. This is also a great place for children who need to move around during the service.
Is the congregation allowed to sing? No, at this point we will not include congregational singing in our worship services.
When and where are services held? Services are held in the Sanctuary at 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Do you need help hosting these worship services? YES! We need your help more than ever to make our re-planting/re-gathering go as smoothly as possible. We are asking every person who calls University United Methodist Church their home to volunteer at one of the services held this summer. You can sign up to volunteer by clicking on this link.
What time should I arrive for worship? To allow time for worshippers to exit the previous service, please arrive no more than 20 minutes before your scheduled service. If you arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your service time, please wait outside until it is time to enter the Sanctuary. For the summer, the middle doors of the Narthex, the courtyard doors, and the back doors to the parking lot will be used to enter the building. All other doors will remain locked to help our greeters welcome all who come to worship.
Where is parking available? Click here to see available parking.
Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, you are required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times while you are inside the building. Disposable masks are available if you forget to bring one with you.
May I sit with my family? Yes, families are seated together. Our ushers will help seat you at a safe distance from other households. Please respectfully comply with all directions given by the ushers.
May I choose where I sit? An usher will seat you ensuring there is ample space between you and other households.
Is the offering plate passed? We are not passing an offering plate at this time. We encourage you to give online by clicking here. However, if you would like to make your offering during worship, you may place it in the designated offering plates as you exit the Sanctuary. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Is hand sanitizer available? Hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout the building and in the Sanctuary at the entrance and exit.
Is childcare available? Childcare will be offered beginning on June 20. Please register your children for the nursery when you register to attend the service.
Where can I go with my child if I need to leave the Sanctuary? We will stream the service in the Chapel on the main floor as well as in a tent in our back parking lot. You are welcome to sit with your child in this space and watch the service.
Will virtual worship continue? Yes, we will continue to stream our services for those who wish or need to continue to worship with us virtually. Worship consists of a mixture of live and pre-recorded elements.
When will Sunday School resume? Children’s and Youth Sunday School will resume in the Fall. If you have questions about Adult Sunday School, email Rev. Tobi Nguyen.
May I come to in-person worship every time it’s offered? We want you to come as much as possible! Please let us know you are coming by signing up on our website.
Will coffee be available Sunday morning? At this time we will not have coffee stations as we have in the past. Hopefully we can resume offering coffee again soon!
Where can we visit with our church family? We know everyone is going to be very excited to be back together again. Before and after services we ask that you congregate outside to catch up and visit with others and exit the common indoor spaces.
What about our nametags? Can we leave them at the church as we have in the past? To prevent bottlenecks at the doors, we ask that you take your nametag home with you the first Sunday you attend in person and bring it with you on any Sundays you attend after that.