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IN-PERSON WORSHIP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE
A Word from Galloway’s Covid Advisory Team:
Galloway Members and Friends-- The inordinate spike on Wednesday in the state’s new-case numbers was a jarring disappointment, but also a warning. Our State Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, states that, “Without a doubt, I think we’re headed into the darkest period of the corona virus for Mississippi.” That afternoon, both the Health Department and the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church issued advisory notices urging people not to attend in-person worship.
We as a team reviewed these alerts and decided that the present threats of transmission are such that we acted to suspend our on-site, in-person worship services. Our decision was carefully weighed, and was made unanimously in our team of six, listed below.
We deeply appreciate our Worship Planning Team, who will conduct worship during this period in an empty sanctuary, in order to provide a meaningful experience for all who tune in on WAPT or Livestream. We are grateful, too, for our broadcast team, in filming for both Livestream and our WAPT broadcast. We pray for the safety and health of all these friends who are giving of themselves in service to our worshiping community.
The Covid Team at Galloway consists of four persons from lay leadership and two staff members.
Lay members include Chuck Sampson, Jim Moss, Bob Ridgway, Dr. Jimmy Jones, Dr. George Patton.
Staff members are Reagan Lord and Rev. Cary Stockett
The people of Galloway UMC strive to offer ministry opportunities that reflect the scriptural spirit of Diakonia, ministry through active service, done with a willing heart. May you receive from, and participate in, the ministries of Galloway UMC; and in so doing, experience Spirit-empowered service that is guided by the faith that extends the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.