Palm Sunday Message from Pastor Blair
April 5, 2020
Hello and welcome!
Welcome to Island Heights United Methodist Church! The history of our town is forever interwoven with our church. It was in 1878 when a pastor stood by the river and had a dream that became the Methodist Camp Meeting, and in 1882 the First Methodist Church was established. Time, like the tides of the river, brings change, and those first camp meetings are now a memory, but the work of the Lord continues and grows. We are a multi-cultural, family-friendly Christian community, serving God's people and committed to a spirituality of hope, justice, and healing. Please click here for more information on what to expect on your first visit.
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4/1 UPDATE: After reconsidering our Palm Sunday plans and consulting with town officials WE WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTING PALMS AT THE CHURCH this Sunday. In light of the current situation it is best for us to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel.
Consider instead hanging a green branch of any kind this Sunday on your door as a way to recognize this special day and to remember the day Jesus rode into a crowded Jerusalem.
In Christ's Peace,
3/28 UPDATE: Please Note: Because of our ongoing effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Island Heights UMC must extend our suspension of worship services until further notice. While this sad reality impacts our Easter celebrations, we will continue to be the church.
Also, we are suspending all church activities until further notice. The only exception to this will be a grab-n-go operation of our food pantry on Tuesday, April 7. All precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients.
Also, for Palm Sunday there will be an opportunity to drive by the church if you want to get a palm! Details to follow. Again, all measures will be taken to ensure the safety of everyone.
We will continue to keep you updated as things play out and we begin to return to normal. In the meantime, we will continue to post weekly messages as a form of online worship experience.
Friends, please consider online giving as a way to keep up with your offerings. While worship in the sanctuary is temporarily dormant, our ministries still incur costs. Online giving can be easily set up by clicking on the Online Giving tab above. You can also mail your offerings to the church. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.
Stay healthy, remain non-anxious, take care of each other, and we will all get through this difficult time together. Remember, always, that God is with us.
In Christ's Peace,