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 5+.
    • Please exit the sanctuary if you feel the need to remove your face covering.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCE is another MUST. Please stay 6ft apart from 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.
  • PLEASE EXIT IMMEDIATELY after the service. PLEASE DO NOT GATHER in the narthex.
  • STAY HOME if you aren't feeling well and/or have any symptoms.  Thank you!​

No changes for this worship service.

Live Stream

(8:30 AM - Lower Parking Lot)

SoPines UMC is excited to update the 8:30 AM Drive-In to an "Outdoor" Worship service in the lower parking lot. In-Person worship continues to be 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.


At SoPines UMC we worship while following the 3W's: Wear, Wait & Wash, and all government mask requirements.


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

Outdoor Worship

Guidelines & Infomation to safely return to in-person worship

(10 AM - Sanctuary)

Worship in-person by bringing your own lawn chair or still from the comfort of your vehicle, while streaming the audio on station 98.5 FM. 

  • YES, you can sit outside of the car, while maintaining social distancing. 
  • 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.
  • YES, pre-packaged communion elements will be available. You may also continue to bring your own.
  • WHAT IF, it rains. There will be a notice sent out canceling the service and then watch our live stream.

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of others.  Let's #SpreadTheWORDNotGerms!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Pastor Tommy or Assoc. Pastor Sandy.