SoPines UMC COVID-19 Resources

Updated: In-Person Worship Guidelines

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

(10 AM - On-Line)

Ways to Worship With Us Safely:

​​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.

  • For Both Services:
    • First-Come, First-Serve: Capacity in the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall will be capped to ensure proper social distancing in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
    • FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES for EVERYONE age 5+.
      • ​Please exit the room if you feel the need to remove your face covering.
    • Please park in the UPPER parking lot for both services. ​​The lower lot doors will BE LOCKED and NOT accessible for use.
      • Fellowship Hall Service (8:30a) please enter thru the Memorial Garden doors.
      • Sanctuary Service (10a) please enter thru the main Narthex doors.
        • Please DO NOT ARRIVE before 9:45 am. The doors will open at 9:45 am.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCE is another MUST. Please stay 6ft apart from anyone NOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.
    • Fellowship Hall: seating is available and properly space for social distancing.
    • Sanctuary: rows are blocked with tape to accommodate for social distancing.
  • 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.
  • STAY HOME if you aren't feeling well and/or have any symptoms.  Thank you!​

Live Stream

SoPinesUMC is updating our in-person COVID guidelines based on the guidance from the CDC and NC Gov. Cooper.

We respectfully ask that you continue to wear a mask upon entering & exiting the building for worship and only remove it once seated for worship if fully vaccinated. Additionally, we ask that you continue to wear a mask suggested by the CDC for any unvaccinated persons. 

Seating without social distancing will now be available while still maintaining some sections with social distancing to meet the comfort level of any worshiper. 

#WorshipWithUs:

8:30 AM In-Person Fellowship Hall  & 10 AM In-Person Service / Live Stream Service

Guidelines & Information to safely return to in-person worship

In-Person Worship Services

Join us every Sunday from the safety of your own home. We offer two ways to watch

  • Facebook Live
  • Vimeo
    • https://vimeo.com/sopinesumc
      • ​The live event will be on the screen in date order.
      • If you are viewing after the service time, 2021 past services are also available to watch.

​Past sermons are also available to listen to on our SERMONS page.

  • 8:30 AM - Fellowship Hall
    • Previously the Outdoor Service and now indoors due to the colder weather.
    • The service is still streaming on 98.5 FM for anyone who chooses to remain in their car.
  • 10 AM - Sanctuary

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 Pastor Sandy.