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Grace and peace be with you all!

In this unusual season, we are all changing our patterns and finding new ways to stay well physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

For the Church, this means that for the time being, the church building will be closed to all in-person gatherings.  This includes Sunday worship, small group meetings, and outside groups that use the building.  We will assess the situation again periodically and make any modifications that seem appropriate at that time.  Closing the building seems the best thing to do for the sake of the safety and well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable among us.  At the same time, vibrant ministry continues! 

How can we stay in touch throughout this season?  Here are a few ways:

    1. Pray.  Pray for the world, its leaders, its healthcare professionals, those ailing. Pray for your church family.  Pray for your loved ones.  Pray.

    2. Reach out to one another by phone, text, or email.  Share stories of where you are finding joy and light in the day. 

    3. Join us in online worship each Sunday morning:

Each Sunday Pastor Hogan and Music Director Gary Farquhar  post a worship experience for your participation.  There are two ways for viewing: FaceBook and YouTube.  Direct links to these sites can be found on the the bottom of this page. Weekly worship materials (a bulletin order to follow) are available via the link on the right hand column of this page (“Sunday Worship Bulletins”); such materials will help you participate more fully each Sunday.  Please do make a commitment to join in this time of prayer, message, and music, expressing our connection to one another even in this very different fashion.

    4. Reflect on the online daily messages Pastor Hogan has been posting each morning– offering a simple word in the form of a prayer, a poem, or a story as a small offering for the day.  These are posted on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

We will continue to keep you up to date as new information surfaces or as questions arise.  We are currently working on creating a plan for reopening in a fashion that will be safe for all.  Such a plan will reflect the best insights and guidance from medical, governmental, and denominational authorities.  Once a plan has been developed, and when it has been approved by our Church Council, we will share details.

Your spiritual needs remain our highest priority, and in this season of anxiety and confusion we will journey together to listen deeply for hints of God’s movement in our midst.  

103 Monmouth Road

Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755

(732) 531-1150

OakhurstUMC@optonline.net

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

 

9:30 a.m. Worship

9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for Grades Pre-K through Senior High

11:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School

 

If you are in need of a spiritual lift,

“U R WELCOME” at First United Methodist Church: Oakhurst.

You will find us committed to Christ

and responding to you with Christian love.

All members are called to be in ministry.

 

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