In these days of COVID-19, our Sundays are looking different. We are now worshiping outside, in a grassy area on the south side of the church building, at 10 a.m. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, water, hats or umbrellas, and anything else you might need. Also, please bring face masks to wear while moving between your vehicles and the lawn. You may remove them during worship when you maintain a safe distance of at least 8-10 feet from other worshipers. Note that there are no restrooms available. Services will last about 40 minutes.
Also, we will broadcast a second service on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. Look for the Hardy Pastor account on Facebook.
NOTE: inclement weather will mean that the 10a.m. service is eliminated and the 11a.m. service will move up to 10a.m. If you miss seeing the online service live, it will still be there on Facebook to view later, in the Hardy Pastor account.
Bishop David Bard’s two emails from 4/12 & 4/13.
https://mailchi.mp/miareaumc/bishop-david-bard-recommends-no-church-gatherings-until-april?e=ed4607917f (including a brief video message from Bishop Bard)
A link to an article from The University of Michigan, explaining why it is a very good idea to limit face-to-face gatherings of people: Flattening the curve:
A segment on a National Public Radio program called Fresh Air,
aired on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
‘New York Times’ health and science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. points to China as a model of how to stop a fast moving pandemic in its tracks. “We’re reluctant to follow China, but they did it,” he says. McNeil talks about the challenges facing the U.S. as states move to reopen. “We’re nowhere near getting on top of this virus,” he says.