Rutland United Methodist Church

60 Strongs Avenue • Rutland, VT 05701 

Phone: 802-773-2460 • Email: RutlandUMC@aol.com

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Worship: Sunday, 9:30 am with private nursery space  

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March 17, 2020

Dear Friends,


Most information we have points to the wisdom of erring on the side of safety for all concerned. Although many people who contract the coronavirus only have minor symptoms, those with compromised immune systems suffer greatly, some do not recover. 

One of John Wesley's primary pieces of advice to us as United Methodists, is "First, Do No Harm". In order to ensure that we do not do harm to anyone, we are cancelling Worship, Bible Study, Choirs and the Christ in Crisis discussion groups for the next two weeks.  We will re-evaluate and send an update on or about March 31st to let you know if we are able to open for Holy Week or will need to maintain the closures.

During this time we will continue to provide breakfast to Comfort Zone guests as a take-out meal.  We will  also give groceries to those who need them, but will not invite people into the church.  We plan to carry this important outreach ministry on with a small staff paying strict attention to safety guidelines. 

As I mentioned last week, this is a time when fear and anxiety can take over our minds and hearts.  I encourage all of us to lean on our faith, to let God's presence surround us and give us the "peace that passes all understanding". Please reach out to me if you are needing particular support or encouragement. You are in my prayers daily.

My hope is to send out some at-home worship resources to you before the end of the week.  Meanwhile may this simple prayer bring comfort and peace:


Be Still and Know I Am God
Be Still and Know I Am
Be Still and Know 
Be Still
Be

With Care and Compassion, Shirley

Rev. Shirley Oskamp

Rutland United Methodist Church

60 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701

Church: 802-773-2460  Cell phone: 802-779-7146

WEEKLY SCHEDULE (Temporarily suspended)

SUNDAY:

Sunday Worship:
9:30 am

MONDAY:

Office Hours:

9 am-2:00 pm

Outreach Coordinator

9 am-2 pm

TUESDAY:

Office Hours:

9 am-2:00 pm

Outreach Coordinator

9 am-2 pm

WEDNESDAY

Office Hours:

9 am-2:00 pm

Outreach Coordinator

9 am-2 pm

THURSDAY:

Office Hours:

9 am-2:00 pm

Outreach Coordinator

9 am-2 pm

FRIDAY &

SATURDAY

Office Closed

COMFORT ZONE

Drop-In Center

9 am-12 pm

COMFORT ZONE

Drop-In Center

9 am-12 pm

COMFORT ZONE

Drop-In Center

9 am-12 pm

COMFORT ZONE

Drop-In Center

9 am-12 pm

LOCATION
WE ARE LOCATED AT 60 STRONGS AVENUE IN RUTLAND, VT

Our building is fully handicap accessible and large print materials
are available
 from the ushers for those who desire them. 

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