Mount Tabor UMC RE-ENTRY Planned Response

Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.

Mount Tabor is blessed and grateful for the many ways in which the church has committed to follow John Wesley’s call to “Do no harm. Do all the good we can. Stay in love with God.” As our state moves into Phase One of re-opening, the committee began plans for ‘Re-Entry’ at Mount Tabor. This ‘Re-Entry’ process will use the guidelines of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (WNCC), CDC, and the state as a baseline. As a community of faith, we are invited to unite in prayer for 'Re-Entry' as we continue this journey.  

 

Following are the projected Mount Tabor UMC Responses to each state phase that are subject to change and evolve. This is a high level plan and more specifics relating to various ministry areas will be added later.

Mount Tabor UMC COVID-19 RE-ENTRY PLAN

Updated May 21, 2020
 

Mount Tabor UMC Response during Phase 1
Ends May 23, 2020

  • Our doors may be closed but the ministries of the church continue.

  • All worship services continue via livestream and pre-recording.

  • Social media presence continues with devotions, daily prayer prompts, and Facebook Live prayer times.

  • Virtual gatherings continue such as committee meetings and small group ministries (Sunday classes, Family Ministry activities, support groups, committees, etc.).

  • Funeral services may be arranged in accordance with North Carolina state and Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church guidelines.

  • Staff maintain current work-from-home protocol.

Mount Tabor UMC Response during Phase 2
Projected May 23 – June 30, 2020

  • Our doors may be closed but the ministries of the church continue. Entry into the building will be limited to staff and scheduled volunteers. Deliveries will continue to be accepted outside the church offices.

  • Livestream / pre-recorded worship continues but allows for an increased number of worship leaders (singers, musicians, liturgists, production staff) as appropriate within guidelines.

  • Social media presence continues with devotions, daily prayer prompts and Facebook Live prayer times.

  • Virtual gatherings continue such as committee meetings and small group ministries (Sunday classes, Family Ministry activities, support groups, committees, etc.).

  •  Funeral services & weddings may be arranged in accordance with North Carolina state and Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church guidelines.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures continue with hand sanitizer stations in common spaces.

  • Staff may reoccupy offices and will be given the option to continue to work from home at their discretion. Staff will maintain social distances and wear masks when outside their workspace / office. Staff meetings continue via Zoom.

 

 

Mount Tabor UMC Response during Phase 3
Projected to begin July 1, 2020

  • Based upon guidelines from CDC, Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, and North Carolina state guidelines:

    • It is anticipated that the church office may be open. It is requested that visitors wear masks when entering the church buildings. Masks are available in the church office.

    • Leadership will consider when and how worship could begin. Livestream / pre-recorded worship continues.

    • Leadership will consider when and how Sunday classes, small groups, and committees can begin to meet at church.

  • Social media presence continues with devotions, daily prayer prompts, and Facebook Live prayer times.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures continue with hand sanitizer stations in common spaces.

  • Funeral services & weddings may be arranged in accordance with North Carolina state and Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church guidelines.

  • Staff may reoccupy offices and will be given the option to continue to work from home at their discretion. Staff will maintain social distances and wear masks when outside their workspace / office. Staff meetings continue via Zoom.

Re-Entry Committee Members:

Pastor Mark Key, Pastor Bob Richardson, Pastor Dianne Lawhorn

Lay Leader David Rigby, Associate Lay Leader Lyn Worf

Marcey Davis, Gray Handwerk, Kim Harvey, Andy Tuttle