“’Love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind;
and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Jesus: Luke 10:27

These words from Christ are important to all of us as we being to plan our transition back to a time where we can gather together, within limits and safely, in some form of worship over the coming weeks.

As a resource for you and your church to use during this planning stage, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball and the Extended Cabinet have developed this Re-Launch Guidelines document. We encourage you to use this document as a guide for conversations and preparation before you worship in-person again as a congregation.

Your District Superintendent is coordinating the Re-Launch in the district. The DS will have the latest information and recommendations as we seek to Re-Launch in a safe, healthy, and loving way.

It is impossible for anyone to predict what the coming weeks will hold for us as we move into this next phase of our pandemic lives, or for us to answer all the questions you might have concerning worship and church life the rest of this year and beyond. We must continue to follow the directions of our medical community, and consider the wellbeing of our neighbors, especially those who are most at risk, in our congregations and in our communities.

Please make your District Superintendent your first point of contact for any questions.

May we show our love to God through our demonstration of love to our neighbors.

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball shares 
about Re-Launching WVUMC churches, with practical and theological reasons to focus on Love of God and Love of Neighbor first and foremost.

What does six feet of social distancing look like in a local church? Watch this video by Rev. Stephanie Bennett of Barrackville United Methodist Church, MonValley District, to learn more.