Worship Service Update

Due to the Covid-19 Illness, Corona Virus pandemic and our government CDC recommendations, we are stopping all live sanctuary services through June l4, 2020 at the soonest.  (SEE UPDATE BELOW)  We Will update as we become aware of Federal, Indiana, and UMC changes.  Our pastor and minister of music will be doing a live stream on FaceBook beginning at our normal time of 10:15 AM each Sunday.  In order to watch, you need to go to the Congress Street UMC page and pick up the live feed there, search on FB for Congress Street UMC or @evolvingfollowers.  Our current congregational study will be streamed as you have been informed.  If any of this information changes, we will continue to post changes here and on our FB page.

Worship in Sanctuary

From Rev. Rachel: Per letter mailed to all members on 6/4/2020

We will return to worship in a limited capacity on June 14th and plan to return fully by July 5th. What that means is that congregational members, particularly those who have not been able to watch the service on-line, are welcome to attend beginning June 14th. Before we officially open to the public, I would like to have those three weeks to test out our guidelines and make necessary changes.

In order to limit the spread of the virus and protect all people from possible infection, particularly the most vulnerable among us, we are asking that everyone wear a mask before entering the building. We will have cloth ones available if you do not have one. Some pews will be closed and physical distancing of at least 6 feet with people not in your immediate family should be followed throughout the entire service, including arriving and leaving the building. We will not have coffee service or refreshments. Offertory plates will be located in the back of the sanctuary. Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the building. One thing that will not change is that worship will continue to be joyful and inspirational.

As we navigate these changes, I only ask that we be gentle with one another.

Welcome Statement

Welcome to Congress Street United Methodist Church where we are evolving followers of Jesus for the transformation of the world!

We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Congress Street UMC. We affirm that all people are worthy of God’s love and grace, for all are created in the image of God and are beloved children of God.

God welcomes all! Therefore, we welcome all, including those of all races, cultures, or nationalities; those of all sexual orientations & gender identities, or relationship statuses; those of all ages. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, immigration status or anything else that often divides us.

We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that although we may not think alike, we can love alike. We invite everyone to join us on this journey of reconciliation toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Pumpkin Patch 2020!!

October 2020 will be here before you know it….  never to early to begin to prepare your crafts, etc for Pumpkin Patch 2020!

Youth Message Sunday March 1, 2020

Upcoming Events – Small Groups

H3 – Holy Happy Hour

H3 is pending the changes in the government CDC recommendations, will notify everyone when it will be starting again…..

H3 is a small group discussion and games meeting at the Nelson household, 1308 S. 24th St., Lafayette, (deck in good weather) on Thursday’s at 6:30 pm.  The main dish is provided by the Nelson’s – bring a dish to pass if you wish.  Topics are varied and we tend to drift into others as the evening progresses.  Check the H3: Holy Happy Hour Facebook page H3: Holy Happy Hour or call/text Lynn at (765) 491-7856 to find out the main dish and topic.  All are welcome.

Balance and Fall Prevention Class 

Will post beginning of a new class when scheduled