Glenelg UMC Phased Reopening Plan

[September 21 ] Building Use Update

[July 2 Update] Please see links below for Outdoor Worship beginning July 12 (weather permitting)

Announcement: Outdoor Worship at 9:30am July 12 (weather permitting) 

Outdoor Worship Attendee Guide July 12

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[June 10 Update] Information about volunteering to assist with outdoor worship may be found here: Volunteers Needed for Outdoor Worship

[June 5 Update] Information about in-person worship services may be found here: In-Person Worship Preparation

[Original Post May 12]  Glenelg UMC Phased Reopening Plan Summary

Your leadership team has been hard at work developing a reopening plan to be prepared for when the State of Maryland moves to Phase 1 and beyond. The graphic below summarizes the plan as it currently exists, with phase 0 being our current phase, phase 1-3 matching the State phases, and phase 4 being the “back to normal” phase when a vaccine becomes available. GUMC will error on the side of caution in all phases to minimize the risk to our multi-generational congregation. Considerable planning is underway for phases 1 and 2.  Phase 1 requires a considerable technology investment to provide outdoor service and live-streaming to those that are unable to attend.  Phase 2 requires an investment in very difficult to obtain sanitization supplies, which may be the gating item for starting phase 2.  Phase 3 is only a concept at this point since it is well out in time and much could change before we get there.  We are all anxious to re-unite, but it will be done thoughtfully and carefully.  More details on phase 1 will follow in the near future.