The Loudonville United Methodist Church
Worship Service July 25, 2021
FREE Community Meal
Join us for dinner August 2nd from 5-6:30pm. On the menu: country style pork ribs, sweet corn, potato salad, and dessert.
Meals will be packaged at the time of pick-up. Simply drive up to the church, tell the runner how many people you're feeding, and a family-sized meal will be brought to your waiting vehicle! Meals are free, but donations are gladly accepted.
We observe the guidelines from the US Dept. of Agriculture, which include taking meals to those who come for them in their cars. Persons will be asked not to leave their cars so that they will not have the opportunity to violate the social distancing we are trying to maintain. We will keep the number of volunteers to a minimum, in order to further maintain as much social distancing as possible.
Meals are available the first and third Mondays, from 5-6:30pm. (NOTE: October's first meal will be Wednesday, October 6th, for Loudonville Fair, instead of the first Monday, from 5-6:30pm.) No reservations or advance orders are necessary, just stop by the church to pick up a hot, delicious, hand-prepared meal!
Contact the church office with questions at 419-994-4939 Monday through Thursday from 9am to noon, or see our Facebook page or posts to this page for event information.
May 19, 2021 Re-opening Task Force Update
Dear Church Family:
I am writing on behalf of the Reopening Task Force and the Administrative Council to let you know about upcoming changes on COVID-19 guidelines. During the past fourteen months, we have been following the recommendations from the CDC and Governor DeWine on safe practices. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time as we have had to readjust how church, worship, and meetings take place. During the pandemic, God has been working in and through Loudonville United Methodist Church. We have provided thousands of meals to people in our community, expanded our reach during Sunday worship, and supported local missions.
On May 16, 2021, the CDC announced that those who are “fully vaccinated can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html) On May 14, 2021, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio will match the guidance issued by the CDC and amend the remaining health orders on June 2, 2021. Businesses will still have the right to require patrons to wear masks while inside.
The Task Force and Council have agreed that beginning June 2, 2021, we will not mandate those who are fully vaccinated to wear masks while in the building, and will remove the string barriers in the pews. Those who would feel more comfortable to continue wearing a mask may choose to do so. As members of the body of Christ, we will fully support and respect each other’s decisions and comfort level. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 10:24 (NIV), “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” If a brother or sister is wearing a mask, please respect the physical distancing guidelines. We will continue to offer worship services on Facebook Live for those who cannot be physically in the building on Sunday morning.
Reopening Task Force Administrative Council
Pastor Kenn Curren (all those on the Task Force, plus)
Cindy Maxwell Robin Hughes
Gene Heller Judy Pollard
Nancy Heller Susan Donley
Patti Them Ted Daniels
Barb Burd Rhonda Close
Cheryl Raines Jackie Truax
Linda Mehaffey Walt Burd
Kevin Donley John and Mary Lou Gess
Listen to Our Worship Service on Your Phone!
Loudonville UMC was awarded a United Methodist Communications grant that allows us to share our worship service by phone. Weekly worship services will be posted by noon Mondays. Simply dial from any phone 419-920-8070 to listen to Sunday's worship service in its entirety.
Most recordings will be about 30 minutes long, so call when you can kick back, sip a cup of coffee, and worship with us. And let your friends know! Anyone can call to listen--it's free for them (other than connection time, if they're calling on a metered phone plan) and free for us for the duration of our grant.
Contact the Office if you have any questions or feedback.
Sermons During the Corona Virus Pandemic
Archives of past sermons and music can be found here.
Looking for Daily Scripture Readings?
They're now included in our Calendar!