West Union United Methodist Church
Friday, August 14, 2020
Luke 10:27

Homebranch News



 Summer Worship Schedule

Begins June 7th through September 6th

Sunday mornings 9:30 am Worship, In-Person


We are abiding by these recommendations.

Conference Recommendations for Reopening Worship

General recommendations

  • Wear cloth face masks while at church as is also recommended in public spaces.
  • Singing and liturgical responses are among the riskier practices when it comes to spreading droplets/aerosols which can carry the virus a significant distance and remain suspended in the air. A cloth mask is unlikely to be enough to protect you or your neighbor even as you practice appropriate physical distancing. The recommendation is to avoid singing/liturgical responses in the sanctuary while the congregation is gathered.
  • Use no-touch alternatives for passing the peace, collecting offering, and liturgical resources. Consider removing pew Bibles, hymnals and friendship pads especially if you will have multiple services. Use bulletins (do not reuse) or screens as alternatives. If you keep these resources in the pews provide for wipe down after each service.  
  • For children’s time, do not have children come forward. Instead, create from you-to-the-pew story moments engaging children from safe distancing.
  • Distancing: Have people spread out in the sanctuary space. Allow only one family unit per pew with measured markers indicating proper physical distance in approved and marked seating areas. Explore meeting in a fellowship hall or outdoors if your space is small.
  • Do not offer fellowship/coffee hour. Food and drink hospitality only resumes at green-light status. Continue encouraging people to leave the building rather than mingling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.                        (Luke 11:10 NIV)
    There are those who are willing to help, they often don’t know there’s a need.  Here’s our need: the cancelled services, meetings, and events have resulted in less giving.  Please help us by adding to our offerings. You may be the one who can help.



 Office Hours     

 9:00 am to Noon  Mondays through Thursdays

Closed Fridays


NFV School Collection

Lydia Circle Members,

I have been informed that there are some changes for our NFV school collection. Last fall a donation of  50 backpacks was donated to the school. Therefore, backpacks will not be needed for our collection in September. Also, there is not a need for earbuds or flash drives. Listed below are items that are needed. 

headphones                         Clorox wipes

tissues                                  paper towels

crayons (box of 24)             #2 pencils (plain)

pencil box or bag                 2 pocket folders

metal blade scissors           clipboards

Crayola washable markers (no bold colors)

70 page wide rule notebooks

large glue sticks                   3 ring binder

large pink erasers                plastic 2 pocket folders

stocking hats                        mittens

plastic rest mats

So ladies, let’s get a head start on our collection. Maybe pick up an item when you are out shopping.

  Thanks, Margaret                         




Missions: Personal Dignity Kit (PDK)


 Bath      Bath Hand Towel - No kitchen towels  

            Adult Tooth Brush – No multipacks                                                                                                                                      Bath Washcloth – No kitchen dishcloths

  Toothpaste – 2.5 oz. or larger
  Comb – sturdy - no rattail or picks
  Bar Soap – 3-4 oz.
  Razor – with guard
  Shampoo – 15-18 oz
  Nail Clippers – no files or emery boards
  Deodorant – 2-3 oz. stick, roll on, or pump

  10 Band-Aids – ¾” x 3”


Lists for Personal Dignity Kit and School Kit are on the table in the Narthex. All items need to be here by September 30th.                                               You may also make monetary donations.


If you garden, don’t forget about the Plant a Row for the Hungry. Your extra produce may be donated to Open Hands Food Pantry on Tuesdays. 


Mobile Food Pantry 

The Mobile Food Pantry is now being held the second Monday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at Crossfire Church.


Updating Emails

I am updating our email list at church. If you have changed your email or never given an email to the church, please email:  wuumchurch@gmail.com 

I plan on emailing the newsletter to as many as I can in 2021. I will still mail to those who request it that way. Or one may be picked up from church.           Thank you.