Moving Inside for Worship
Due to the cooler weather and start of the rainy season we have moved our services from outside in the quad to the indoor sanctuary. We will continue to adhere to our state/county health regulations regarding groups meeting in person.
As we gather, please review the COVID conscious practices we will follow:
- In the Spirit of love and caring for one another, we require universal mask use anytime services are inside the church.
- We ask that you honor safe physical distancing from other households as you choose your seats (minimum 6 feet recommended).
- Singing permitted with masks.
- Self serve station in the foyer will provide bulletins, hymnals/song sheets, offering basket, coin/change offering bucket to limit touch points (extra masks and hand sanitizer also provided).
- Please continue to practice good hand washing/hand sanitizing and refrain from coming if you feel unwell.
We look forward to having you join us for worship!
Click below to see past Worship Services on YouTube
You are invited to join us any Sunday morning. All ages welcome to worship together with us.
The term Sabbatical is derived from the word Sabbath, and often refers to a particular time where one takes an extended career break, for travel, research, or other. This is often associated with academia where a professor takes a sabbatical year (traditionally one year for every seven worked) but it can apply to other professions as well. While Sabbath is a religious term and sabbatical is not, they both encompass the idea of rest; of a break from one’s work duties or regular obligations.
The idea of a Sabbatical Sunday is one of rest; for everyone. There is a lot of work that goes into planning even a simple Sunday service: preparation ahead of time by the pastor/worship leader/musicians, opening the church and setting up sound/lighting/hymnals/displays, finding a speaker for Sundays when a pastor is gone or off, the offering collection/counting/banking, video compilation and uploading and song selection for virtual services, and cleaning up/closing up once done. There are a lot of details and tasks that have to be addressed for every Sunday service.
As a smaller church with more limited resources than larger ones, and fewer persons serving in the leadership positions during a busy church year undergoing a discernment process, we feel it is important to honor the need for occasional rest for all of those “behind the scenes” persons who help to make church happen on a regular basis. Thank you, you deserve a day of rest.
Please check the calendar for Sabbatical Sunday dates for WMC. While there will be no service at our church, you are welcome to visit another church online, in person (please be careful during the pandemic), or worship in a way that is meaningful to you-personal devotions, a walk, a drive, visiting a friend or relative, listening to music, the list goes on-and honors the vast creativity of our Father God. Remember, church is the body of Christ, not a particular building on Sunday morning….
While there are no plans to do this every 7th Sunday (the number typically associated with Sabbath and Sabbatical), Sabbatical Sundays may be scheduled from time to time as we look at ways to make WMC more sustainable while we complete the discernment process and look at what that means for the future of our church.