SoPines UMC COVID-19 UPDATES

Southern Pines United Methodist Church 
175 MIDLAND ROAD

SOUTHERN PINES, NC 28387

PHONE:  910-692-3518

FAX:        910-692-5875

E-MAIL: SPUMC@NC.RR.COM

Worship With Us Safely

In-Person Worship

(10 AM - On-Line)

Ways to Worship With Us:

While we welcome coming back together for worship we also realize the need to protect everyone's health and safety. Please read to learn more about what it means to return to an 'in-person' worship service.

  • First-Come, First-Serve: Capacity in the sanctuary will be capped to ensure proper social distancing in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
  • Please DO NOT ARRIVE before 9:45 am. The doors will open at 9:45 am and you will be directed to your seat accordingly. 
  • Everyone MUST PARK in the UPPER parking lot and use the main entrance off of Midlothian Rd.
    • ​The lower lot doors will BE LOCKED and NOT accessible for use.
  • FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES for EVERYONE age 11+.
    • Please exit the sanctuary if you feel the need to remove your face covering.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCE is another MUST. Please stay 6ft apart with anyone NOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.
  • NO PHYSICAL CONTACT with anyone NOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.
    • DO NOT shake hands, hug, or touch others,  NOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.
  • NO Bulletins & Uconnect will be distributed. They are available on-line in our "resources" section to download.
  • NO Offering Plates will be passed. Offering plates will be placed in designated areas. You can also give online or mail-in your offering. Click to learn more on "Ways to Give"
  • NO NURSERY or KOW. Children MUST remain with their parents/grandparents.
    • NO Kid's activity bags will be available. Please plan accordingly.
  • EXIT IMMEDIATELY after the service. DO NOT GATHER in the narthex.
  • STAY HOME if you aren't feeling well and/or have any symptoms.  Thank you!


Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of others.  
Let's #SpreadLOVENotGerms!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Pastor Tommy or Assoc. Pastor Sandy.

No changes for this worship service.

Live Stream

(8:30 AM - Lower Parking Lot)

SoPinesUMC will resume in-person worship Sunday, July 5th at 10 am while following necessary procedures to ensure your health and safety. We are also adding a "Drive-In" worship service option at 8:30 AM in addition to our in-person & streaming services.

In-Person worship will be at a limited capacity on a 'First-Come, First-Serve' basis along with wearing a mask. SoPinesUMC reserves the right to change any decision to ensure the health and safety of the church members, visitors, and staff. SoPinesUMC also supports the "3-W's" of Wear, Wait, and Wash" not only with us but in your day-to-day life.  


Please take a moment to read Pastor Tommy's message, as well as the guidelines & information for each particular service.

At this time, ONLY WORSHIP SERVICES will meet in-person.

Drive-In

Guidelines & Infomation to safely return to in-person worship

(10 AM - Sanctuary)

Worship in-person from the comfort and safety of your vehicle in the lower parking lot at 8:30 AM while streaming the audio on station 98.5 FM.

  • PLEASE STAY IN your vehicle at all times. 
  • YES, windows/sunroofs may be open while being mindful of social distancing. Yes, even from your vehicle.
  • YES, you can keep the vehicle running during the service.
  • NO, communion elements will NOT be provided. Please bring your own.
  • WHAT IF, it rains. There will be a notice sent out canceling the service and then watch our live stream.

Ways to Worship With Us:

Drive-In Worship Service @ 8:30 AM

In-Person Worship Service @ 10 AM

Streaming Worship Service @ 10 AM:

 https://www.facebook.com/SoPinesUMC/live/

https://sopinesumc.freeonlinechurch.com/live