PWUMC has the safety and well-being of our congregation and our community top of mind. With the constantly changing status of information regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the staff at PWUMC continue to monitor the latest news and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local health departments. On this page, you’ll find all the latest information on PWUMC’s response to COVID-19 and any temporary changes we are implementing. If you have questions, please contact Lori Bogart, director of Administration & HR.
Current Status (3-23-21)
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought much change to PWUMC, it has not changed our focus of leading people to follow Jesus! Our staff and members are active in many ways in our community and world, and are truly “being the church.” That said, the situation has led to alterations in our use of our building and in gathering. Following is the most up-to-date information on activities at PWUMC.
PWUMC has resumed in-person worship, with services held in the Worship Center every Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. To ensure social distancing is possible during these services, capacity will be limited to 150 people per service, and preregistration is required. Registration will open for the following Sunday every Sunday morning (e.g., registration for the April 11 service opens the morning of April 4). Masks are required. For more information about how worship will look in this phase, please visit our Reopening Guidelines.
Online worship will continue to be our primary form of worship, and we invite all to join us each week. For more information, please visit our Worship Page to see all the ways you can watch from home.
Groups are encouraged to continue meeting using Zoom or other online tools. We are in conversation with some support and recovery groups about possibly returning to in-person meetings here at the church. With our weekday children’s programs in session, we feel it is most responsible to add other activities gradually and monitor maintenance and other needs as we re-enter the building slowly. This also gives additional time for the church staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. We realize other groups, such as Sunday School classes, are anxious to return as well. Once we evaluate the return of in-person worship and reintroduce other programs, we look forward to bringing more groups into the church. Sunday morning children’s Sunday School will remain online at this time.
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) affects an increasing number of people in our community, Platte Woods UMC is committed to providing care and help. If you are in need of care or help, please complete our online form so that we can provide as much support as we are able. Our team of care workers will follow up with you as soon as possible. If you’d like to be involved in the ways PWUMC is supporting our community, please contact Brandi Molina, director of Missions, for more information!