Your Weekly News and Updates for July 19, 2021
WORSHIP
Services can be viewed live at 9:30am on Facebook AND YouTube, or afterwards with the links found on the website and weekly emails.

If you were unable to join us yesterday, you can find the link to Sunday's service by clicking HERE.

July 25th- Blessing of the Pets
Live the Adventure: Overcoming Betrayal
2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33

Join us after worship for cupcakes to celebrate Rev. Jamielee’s Birthday!
JOIN US FOR HYBRID WORSHIP!

All are welcome! Sign Ups are no longer required for worship. We have enough space for our summer crowd to still gather inside and practice physical distance from others. 

We've made a slight change in our mask mandate for worship at WPUMC--starting yesterday (7/18), we have lifted the requirement for vaccinated individuals to wear masks in the sanctuary. We had been still requiring them, especially for singing, as the bio-aerosols emitted during have a high risk of spreading the COVID virus.  

However, because our in-person attendance in the summer is lower, there is plenty of space between family groupings, and because our swamp cooler and bell tower fan system disperse the air in the sanctuary--we have decided to trust the science that says that vaccinated individuals are at very low risk, even unmasked.  


Please note that we still require masks for unvaccinated teens and adults.  

Additionally, when the weather is nice, we will encourage BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee) Fellowship time after worship in the courtyard!
PALISADE PEACH FUNDRAISER
Once again, we will be collaborating with Noland Orchards to provide delicious Palisade Peaches for our fundraiser. Twenty pound boxes will be sold for $37 and contain about 38-40 peaches. Print this order form or click the button below to place your order online by Friday, August 6th. Peaches will be available for pick up on
Sunday, August 22nd from 11 am.-1 pm.

*We are looking for volunteers to help unload the peaches on Aug 21st and distribute them on Aug 22. Contact the church office if you'd like to help!
#adventureswithjesus BINGO!
Join us in connecting with one another over the summer by submitting your photos of you/your family with inflatable Jesus. To send your pictures or request an inflatable Jesus, email Rev. Sandi at pastor@washparkumc.org

This year, we're adding a BINGO card into the mix -- with prizes! Additionally, we are taking up a collection for the grand prize . . to be awarded to the local non-profit or mission of the winner's choosing. Help us "fill the bucket" with your spare change - you can send in donations to the church as well. 

Children's Ministry
Vacation Bible School Summer 2021
We are pleased and excited to announce that Washington Park United Methodist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School ( VBS) this summer. With much discussion, planning and educating ourselves with COVID-19 safety standards and precautions, we feel secure and safe in hosting VBS for kids this summer in our church. We have had a successful preschool year and will use standards and precautions outlined by the state as we did so with the preschool program. Here are the highlights

 Knights of the North Castle
 August 2nd-6th
 M-Th 9:00-11:30, F 9:00-12:15 
 Age: 3(potty trained) through completed 6th grade.

Registration is on the church website, washparkumc.org. Cost is $40 per child with sibling discounts of $5 less per child. Please consider having your child(ren) spend some time with us this summer.    
Online Ushers

Church and worship experts are telling us that online worship is here to stay! So we're trying to put together a team of "online ushers" --people who can provide some hospitality and follow-up for our online worshipping congregation. You can participate from the sanctuary if you want to be in person, or from home--or anywhere, really! You just need to have a phone, device or computer that you can connect to Facebook and YouTube. 
For more information, contact Rev. Sandi at pastor@washparkumc.org
Studio/Office/Classroom Space for Rent
Do you or someone you know need a studio space? Our 1133 sq. ft. classroom is perfect for music, dance, or a spacious office. Included in rent is high speed internet, on site maintenance, ample parking, and a location that can't be beat! Contact the church office to learn more. Special rental rates will be offered to church members.
Available June 1st!