Important Update about Worship Service and
Activities at TUMC!
Wow! There is much to celebrate at Trinity!
We look forward to welcoming Rev. Scott Smoak on his first Sunday on July 5 , the Reopening Task Force has very exciting news to share with you about our worship plans. If you read Mellanie Jinnette’s Daily Devotional recently, she referenced the song “Here Comes the Sun”, changing it to “Here Comes the SON”, and with those words of inspiration that we all need to hear, we are excited to announce that in-person worship at Trinity will resume on Sunday, July 12! We will worship the SON outside at Park’s Place on Trinity’s campus that day at 10:00am.
We heard from many of you via the recent survey that outside worship would provide you a higher level feeling of personal safety. Dr. Linda Bell, S.C. State Epidemiologist, who is a member of one of our sister UMC’s in the Columbia area, also concurs that inside worship at this time is not an option, and that outside worship is the way to go.
Since this worship is outside, there are a few things to keep in mind:
  • BYOC: Bring Your Own Chair (and/or Canopy). We anticipate seating under the Park’s Place shelter will be used by our more senior and/or at risk church members.
  • While you are encouraged to bring your own chair, there will be some folding chairs available for those who don’t bring one of their own.
  • Remember to stay hydrated by bringing bottled water.
  • You will need to register to attend! This is so we meet our District’s requirement for tracking attendance and so we know how many to expect. Details on “how” are being worked out.
  • Social distancing will still apply. Please place your or your family’s chairs at least 6 feet from others.
  • Although it is safer to worship outside, it is highly recommended and expected that you wear a mask. (A supply of masks will be available to those who may not have one).
  • The service will be live-streamed and/or recorded for those who are unable to attend.
As the Body of Christ at Trinity Blythewood, we will be engaging with one another in a Covenant for Returning to Worship (Adapted from Pinnacle Leadership Associates):
  • Assume the best in one another and be patient with each other as we navigate a new reality.
  • Not come to church if we are not feeling well.
  • Clean and sanitize after every gathering.
  • Keep 6’ distance from those not in our families.
  • Sanitize our hands when we enter the building (or worship space).
  • Refrain from hugging and shaking hands.
  • Wear masks when we are indoors together (or outdoors as needed).
  • Offer alternatives to the practices of passing offering plates, communion elements, and bulletins.
  • Continue worship and small gatherings online even when we can gather together.
Yes, things will look, feel and be different from what we have experienced at church previously. However, what will be the same is The Spirit of the Lord Is in This Place! 
More details will follow including instructions for registering, and plans for inclement weather.
We look forward to seeing you on the 12th and ask for your prayers and patience as we work out the details.
Pastor Scott, Pastor Joey, and the Reopening Task Force
updated July 2, 2020
Join us for Worship each Sunday morning!
         8:45am:  Early Service (In the Sanctuary)
                 10:00am:  Sunday School (All ages Welcomed)
            11:00am:  Traditional Service (In the Sanctuary)
11:00am:  Contemporary Service (In the Youth Building)
Every 5th Sunday, our Combined Service is held in the main Sanctuary at 11:00am.
Prior to the Combined Service, all are invited to participate in a Service Project
from 10-11 in the Youth Building.
(Nursery and children’s class available during all services)
90 Boney Rd.  Blythewood, SC 29016 
Phone:  803-786-1637    Fax:  803-786-6252

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