COVID Church Plan

Updated 10/22/2020


With things constantly changing we are doing our best to keep you up-to-date on what's happening here at Sullivan First UMC. We are currently resuming in-person worship with 2 services at 9:30am (Awaken) and 11am (Heritage). As we are part of the greater United Methodist Church we are committed to following guidelines set forth by the Bishop of our conference. We are currently in "Phase 4: Revitalization" of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Guidance plan.


Here is a brief overview of some of those guidelines:

  • Continue social distancing practices and other precautions
  • Children’s ministry programs may resume, cautiously.
  • Social distancing, face masks, and other precautions should be taken
  • Churches should not practice group singing
  • Churches may gather for any purpose in groups of less than 50
  • Churches, with larger rooms may gather indoor groups of up to 25% of the room capacity if they have a local church-approved comprehensive safety plan that outlines their procedures for appropriate social distancing, cleaning, contact logging, etc

Full reopening plan with all phases and details can be found at:

https://www.igrc.org/coronavirus


Below we have the full details listed for each service.

Awaken Service - 9:30am

  • RSVP with Church Office
  • Masks are encouraged (arrival and departure) optional while seated.  No one will be turned away
  • Activity bags available for children
  • Children's Ministry reopens for PHASE 1 - for details click here
  • Social distancing rules (6ft distancing, no handshakes, hugs etc)
  • Refrain from singing
  • Service is streamed on Facebook Live and later uploaded to the sermons page.
  • If you are sick, please stay home
  • Click here for our Facebook page
  • Click here to watch previous Awaken services

Heritage Service - 11am

  • RSVP with Church Office
  • Masks are required
  • Children's Ministry reopens for PHASE 1 - for details click here
  • Social distancing rules (6ft distancing, no handshakes, hugs etc)
  • Refrain from singing
  • Service is recorded and later uploaded to the sermons page
  • If you are sick, please stay home
  • Click here to watch previous Heritage services

More Questions?

There have been a number of reoccurring questions our church family in regards to various reopening issues. To address these questions we’ve written a letter to bring more clarity. To view this letter click here