Our COVID-19 Response

UPDATE: Feb. 4, 2021

Updates to In-Person Group Meetings & In-Person Worship

Our relaunch team continues to meet weekly to discern how to move forward with our efforts to safely reopen. The team, along with our medical advisers have been greatly encouraged by the steady decline in COVID-19 numbers for the last two weeks. Vaccines are being administered at an encouraging rate and we’re beginning to see the effects of that in our statistics. Therefore, our relaunch team is excited to share McFarlin’s updated relaunch plan and the details for reopening safely in this ever-changing situation. READ: UPDATED 2021 RELAUNCH DOCUMENT

Starting Monday, Feb. 8 groups may request a time to meet in the building.

NOTE: Eve and Pastor Trey will be reaching out to Sunday schools and small groups who need both in-person and virtual options at the same time. 

To comply with COVID safety protocols of social distancing in rooms, each request will be fulfilled based on three factors:

  • size of the group 
  • size of a room large enough to allow distancing for the group
  • times when the rooms are available

At this time, the following days and times are available for group meetings:

  • Monday: 8AM-5PM
  • Tuesday: 8AM-8PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM-8PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-8PM
  • Friday: 8AM-12PM

Instructions for requesting a room:

  • Contact Shouna Massey and request a day and time for your group to meet // 321-3484 or smassey@mcfarlinumc.org
  • Shouna will work with groups to find a room that accommodates the size of your group. Flexibility and patience will be important as we work to accommodate for groups of various sizes in order to maintain a safe environment for each group.

COVID Safety Protocols in the building:

  • Enter through the Southwest doors unless otherwise directed 
  • At all times, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth 
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet 
  • Keep your hands clean 
  • Exit via the Southeast stairwell near the sliding glass doors
  • Meals are not allowed at this time
In-Person worship resumes Sunday, Feb. 21: RSVP HERE

RSVP, masks and distancing will be required and the number of people in the building will be limited to what we can accommodate safely in our worship spaces. Virtual worship options will continue as usual. 

  • 11:15AM Modern // Fenn Hall
  • 11:15AM Traditional // Sanctuary 

ASH WEDNESDAY: In addition to our virtual and parking lot services for Ash Wednesday, we’re adding an in-person service at 7PM in the Sanctuary. RSVP for that service will be available soon.

Next week we’ll share more details about safety procedures, how to RSVP and what to expect with these services. Keep an eye out in your email, and on our website, app and social media. 


Online Worship Details: CLICK HERE
In-person Worship Details: CLICK HERE

WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED 

  • Download our App: The McFarlin app is a great way to stay connected to McFarlin. Watch worship on Sunday, read devotionals and get notifications about events, programs and the latest news on relaunch updates, upcoming events and opportunities to serve and grow. Click Here to download the app. 
  • Jump In! On this page you’ll find events and opportunities to help you and your family grow deeper in your relationship with God and your church family through worship, discipleship, missions, serving, giving and more! CLICK HERE to explore
  • Friday Email: Every Friday we’ll send an email to recap any important information from the week as well as details about Sunday worship and upcoming events. Click Here to sign up for weekly email.
  • Food Pantry: We will continue to open our Food Pantry to those in need and the longer this pandemic continues, the more the need will grow. Currently, the hours remain the same (Tuesdays/Thursdays 10AM-4PM).
  • Thursday Utilities Assistance: Our volunteers will work remotely to continue Utilities Assistance Ministry on Thursdays. CLICK HERE FOR ASSISTANCE INSTRUCTIONS