Events & F.Y.I.
AUGUST 2 UPDATE: IHUMC WORSHIP SERVICE
Dear Friends and Family of Island Heights UMC,
I am happy to announce we will have an OUTDOOR SERVICE TODAY, 8/2 at 9:30am at the Camp Meeting Grounds on Ocean Avenue in Island Heights, NJ. Please review the following guidelines if you plan to attend:
-The event will be weather permitting. Please check our website (ihumc.org) and Facebook page for notice of cancellation by 8am.
-All attenders are asked to bring their own lawn/beach chair as we will be gathering in the lawn at Camp Meeting. The pavilion will not be open for seating.
-All attenders must maintain distances of six feet with other worshipers (family units may sit closer together).
-All attenders must bring their own masks and wear them through the service. If you forget your mask a greeter will have extras on hand.
-Please bring and use hand sanitizer as needed.
-We will keep singing at a minimum.
-An order of worship will be emailed and posted on our website and social media sites ahead of the service for attenders to print out or view electronically during the service.
-We ask that the church parking lot and nearby streets be used for parking. Please allow the closest parking to Camp Meeting to be used by the elderly and handicapped.
-While we will not pass around collection plates, there will be a community basket/bucket for those bringing offerings to the service.
I hope you are able to join us for this special historic occasion. Our church started in the late 1800’s at Camp Meeting Grounds, and now we start again in the same place. While we will be diligent to prevent the spread of the virus, we will continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ!
See you soon,
Sunday Message from Pastor Blair
for August 2, 2020
Please note this online service includes Holy Communion. To participate please prepare elements of bread and juice in your home.
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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