Updated: May 16
There is a lot of conversation about when and how we will reopen. Currently, we are looking to July as a possible time that we will have worship in the building. Our first rule is to "Do no harm." I do not want to reopen the building too soon for worship and possibly cause harm to our members and members of the community. When we come back there will be changes to the way we do worship so we can gather and be safe.
The Tech Team (subteam of the Vision Team) has been charged with four priorities in this period to prepare us for re-opening and the future.
Live Streaming Worship. We will continue to provide online worship, even when we reopen the building for worship.
Zoom/Google Hangout-Meetings. Meetings and small groups will continue to meet online. Eventually, there will be a combination of in-person and online meetings.
Church Teams. One of the areas we have been clear for years that we have had inadequate capabilities is our database. We will be converting to a new system that will allow for coordinated communication with congregational members and guests, ministry teams, finance, and at homework by staff.
Online Giving. We have set up online giving through our Annual Conference. Online giving can be accessed through our website, www.firstumckenosha.com
The Vision Team is reviewing plans on how to reopen. There is a lot of information for guidelines from our state, denomination, the insurance company, and the annual conference. Pastor Justin will be spearheading the plan and process of re-opening.