The United Methodist Church of Geneva will not be holding an in-person service this Sunday, March 22, but will be praying online, as it did last week.
A time of devotion and prayer will also be live on Facebook every Wednesday and Friday at noon, with Senior Pastor Rich Darr, Associate Pastor Esther Lee and Pastor Mary Gay McKinney, congregation director of care, leading by rotation.
âIn difficult times, we look to family, friends and our community for help, and rightly so,â said Darr. âAs the pastor of UMCG, I also encourage you to look to your community of faith as a source of strength, encouragement and hope. Burdens, and I will give you rest. In this time of fear. and anxiety, God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. And so we will go through this present pandemic together – as family, friends, community and community of faith, knowing that God is with us. . “
Many churches are now worshiping online due to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 16, Bishop Sally Dyck of the United Methodist Church’s Northern Illinois Conference requested a suspension of in-person worship at UMC churches in northern Illinois for eight weeks.
For more information visit www.genevaumc.org.