Covid-19 Resources

Information and Suggested Articles for more information




On behalf of Bryan Crews, our Church Council Chairperson, I wanted to offer a brief video update on the state of affairs at First UMC in China Grove.
The video is less than five minutes long and will hopefully answer some questions you may have about our church’s finances and what the staff are doing to continue the ministries of the church during this pandemic. As always, if you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us here at the church office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Helpful Articles

Below are some helpful articles from sources you can trust regarding the various precautions we may need to implement when it comes time to re-open our doors. 

Things to Consider

The links to the resources below offer suggestions for many of the things that our church’s re-opening task force will be considering as we explore how and when we will be re-opening after the pandemic. 

Denominational Support

Some of the most helpful resources during this pandemic and its aftermath have come from our our United Methodist Church and other denominations and agencies.  We will link several articles for your information below. 



*We have been asked by Bishop Leeland not to have in-person, indoor worship services or other large indoor events at this time.  We will keep you posted when this changes and when we will be able to worship indoors as soon as we are given the green light to do so.  Please know that the COVID-19 Re-opening Task Force is currently working to plan on what that re-opening may look like when we are allowed to resume in-person worship indoors.

In the meantime, we have begun offering in-person, outdoor worship services on the lawn of the church grounds in between the sanctuary and the education building on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. through the month of September.  You can also enjoy watching our services online via Facebook Live, once the video has posted, if you are unable to attend in-person.* 



Please see a list of resources below for further information on how to stay safer at home during Phase 3.