Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, August 18, 2022
growing together

Pandemic Response

COVID-19 Response
Weekly E-News: The latest information from SGUMC 
Published 3.11.2022
PRG Shares Golden Rules of COVID (Posted 1.6.2022)
Hi Shady Grove family! One thing we know as followers of Christ is how 
important it is to love our neighbor.  With state and county COVID positivity rates hitting 30+% Shady Grove’s PRG (Post-COVID Re-entry Group) would like to share with you our Golden Rules of COVID.  This is simply an intentionality to love our neighbor during this variant surge. We do not expect all of these to be enacted long-term but we do appreciate your willingness to help keep those around you as safe as possible.
1) Face mask wearing is highly recommended regardless of vaccination status. We know this is one of the best ways we can keep each other safe. Extra masks are available in the Narthex and the Welcome Center. 
2) We plan to reduce the length of worship services back to 45 minutes in order to allow more turn-over of air in-between services.  Our recently installed ionization system really helps to keep our air clean throughout our building!
3) You will notice that additional hand sanitizer will be made available, and we encourage you to use it often.  
4) We will be wiping down handrails between services, especially those located near the sanctuary that receive the most contact on Sunday mornings.
5) We encourage everyone to maintain a 3’ distance between themselves and  others. This, along with masking, helps to keep the virus from easily spreading.
6) Leaders are reminded to make sure fans are running in all classrooms and other spaces where groups are meeting to help circulate the air.
7) To reduce touch points, offering plates will once again be moved by the front pews and exit doors of the sanctuary so that we are not passing offering plates across pews.
8) If you or anyone in your household are sick, please remember to stay home. If you are able to, consider joining us for online worship at or on the Boxcast App on Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV. If you have a loved one who does not have internet and would like to listen to our worship services by phone, they can dial 877-476-8319 as worship is beginning to listen to the entire service. They also may dial this number during the week to listen to the most recent live-streamed service. 
Thank you for loving your neighbor!
Office Hours
Our office is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
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8209 Shady Grove Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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