“’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

We are now several months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the information from our first Re-Launch Guidelines from April, and the Frequently Asked Questions recommendation from May, are still current and accurate. However, we feel the need to provide an updated set of guidelines as we move into a new season of ministry.

The following updated guidelines are intended to be shared with the Re-Launch team at each church. These updated guidelines come from Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, the District Superintendents, and our Conference leadership team. Please direct any questions or comments to your district office so we can continue to address and share responses to the whole Conference.

We encourage you to share these updated guidelines with each member of your church’s Re-Launch team and to schedule time to walk through them together.

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.