COVID-19 Coping

Our ever changing COVID-19 coronoavirus situation and response: (updated June 3rd)

Sunday Worship: We will be posting weekly worship videos.  And for June, we will begin to also have Outdoor worship at the trinity Tower pavilion at 9:30am. See note below.

Our church office hours are 9:00-Noon Monday thru Friday. We will have the doors open so you do not have to touch anything should you come to church during that time.

Groceries or other trips: If you need someone to help you out, please let the church office know and we will put you in touch with one of our volunteers.

During this corona-virus situation and response, our church continues to need your support financially.  Know that one can always send in a check to the church office by mail.  We will process the mail and every two weeks or so, make deposits to the bank.

The Tidings for may has been placed on this website

PLANS FOR JUNE WORSHIP:

Worship Re-opening on campus: When and how to re-open our campus for worship has been one of much discussion and discernment. We are attempting to put a plan in place that can help us safely resume worship of our wonderful God.

To that end, the Trustees met via Zoom to discuss a plan for re-opening worship time on the campus of Trinity Tower UMC.  Following guidelines sent by the Western PA Conference, it is our hope to open the campus for Outdoor Worship beginning on Sunday, June 7th.  We will be doing just one service at 9:30am.

This will be an Outdoor Worship Service set-up from the Trinity Tower Pavilion.  We are planning to use an FM transmitter so people may stay in their cars and worship from their cars.  Additionally, we would allow people to bring their own lawn chairs to set up in well-distanced spacing around the Pavilion.  Anyone attending who would get out of their cars, must wear a mask. 

We will have parking lot attendants to guide people on where to park.  We would ask people who plan to sit in lawn chairs to use the lower parking lots so those who will be in their cars can park for the worship experience in the upper lot.

As per guidelines/requirements for opening-up worship at Churches, we will be taking attendance.  A person will be writing down names and contact numbers for all persons in attendance.  (Bulletins made-up on Tuesday, will have sat for 5 days to ensure virus free. Then one person wearing gloves and mask will coordinate safe distribution.   Offering could be placed in a plastic bin at a table, then it will sit for a mandatory 3 days before being counted)

Our church is taking seriously the recommendations for safe gathering.  The church building will only be open for restroom use. (In the hall, we will mark proper 6-foot spacing)  If it rains, worship will still only be outside.

Our plan is to have worship in this format for the entire month of June.  This will be one service only at 9:30am.  Midway through June, the Board of Trustees will evaluate the plans to be made for July.

Additionally, know that we plan to continue to post digital worship services on the website throughout the month of June.

Our goal is to safely and inspirationally worship our God.