COVID-19 Updates


 
September 17: Library Resources Update
 
The DUMC Library will be offering the opportunity to pick up and drop off books and other items beginning Monday, September 21. There will be two opportunities each week to pick up items: Mondays and Thursdays between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please email the librarian, Gail Spach, to reserve items. Requests are due by 8:00 a.m. on those days. You may use the online catalog http://library.davidsonumc.org/#menuHome to explore the library’s holdings or email the librarian. Library items will be individually bagged and tagged and will be available in a labeled pickup bin outside the church offices.
 
The librarian will be wearing a mask and gloves while in the library, and items will be quarantined and sanitized before they are bagged for pickup. In addition, a library dropbox will be located outside the church building, on the island of the Alexander Education Building, to make it easier for you to return library materials when it’s convenient for you.
 

September 9: Small Group Meetings Update
 
In following the North Carolina State Covid-19 guidelines, phase 2.5, of group gatherings, we have updated our DUMC Small Group Meeting Guidelines.
 
Groups up to a maximum of 25 people will be allowed to meet inside DUMC facilities depending on room capacity and availability.
Groups up to a maximum of 50 people will be allowed to meet outside on campus in designated locations.
 
All attendees must wear masks, maintain six feet distancing, and follow the small group guidelines and covenant.
At this time the DUMC playground will remained closed until further notice. There are other safety issues to be addressed before it can open.
 
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting, you may contact Charlotte Thomas.
 

September 1:
 
Come, receive Holy Communion on Sunday, September 6 inside the Sanctuary!
 
The sacraments will be administered by the DUMC pastors. Mask wearing and physical distancing practices will be observed. Groups of eight will be served in 15 minute intervals, starting at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until 12:30 p.m. 
 
Elements will be served via individual servings, there will not be a shared cup or breaking of the bread.
 
Participants are to enter the Sanctuary using the Church Office entrance from the parking lot. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here or by leaving a message with the Church Office no later than Friday at noon (704-892-8277).


September 1: Update on Small Group Meetings
 
We are so excited to have small groups on campus starting Tuesday, September 8. As stated previously, we have designated certain zones in our facilities for morning and evening meetings and have opened specific rooms for groups of 10 or less. We have also designated certain outdoor zones for groups of 25 and under.
All small group leaders, as specified in the Guidelines, bear certain responsibilities: They are as follows:
 
Read the DUMC On Campus Covenant.
 
You can confirm your covenant by completing the form at this link: https://dumcstudents.breezechms.com/form/3a6971
 
Forward this link to your group members. We are asking all attending members to complete this form prior to coming on campus. It is a one-time form to complete for small groups, at this time. If your group member(s) have no email access, please notify us and we will provide a printed version of the document the day your group meets on campus.
 
Please contact Charlotte Thomas to discuss room options, times, and/or other concerns. Once we communicated (phone or email) and leaders have completed the DUMC On Campus Covenant, room reservations can be made.
 
Each group leader will record attendance. We have a free App that leaders can download and use to input attendance. For group leaders without a compatible device, a written roster will suffice. Please turn it in to a staff member while on campus.

August 31 - Watch an update from our Senior Pastor, Rev. Shane Page


June 30: An Update on Small Group Meetings
 
Due to the expansion of the Phase 2 order in our state and under advisement from the DUMC Medical Advisory Team, we have decided to pause holding small group gatherings (inside and outdoor) at Davidson United Methodist Church. This goes into effect today. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes your group. Please know it is our focus to keep your small group participants healthy and we believe this is the best step we can take in the community to slow the spread of COVID-19.

June 11: An Update on Reopening the Church

We are excited to announce that the Return to Church Planning Team has devised group meeting guidelines and many of our small groups and classes were invited to resume meeting on Monday, June 15 at DUMC. We will continue to align with North Carolina state regulations and recommendations from our bishop. Highlights of the policy include: groups are limited to a 10 person max per room, distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing are strongly encouraged, and meeting times are Sunday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - noon.    
 
As restrictions lift, we will update the guidelines. If your group was not notified and you would like to know more, please contact Charlotte Thomas. Thanks for your prayers and support of DUMC leadership and staff, we appreciate and miss you all.