Dear Beloved Church Family,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In order to best care for our congregation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church leadership of Boulder City United Methodist Church and I have prayerfully decided BUMC will not gather for corporate worship this Sunday, March 15.
As BUMC is a part of this wider community, it is necessary not to meet in gatherings of more than 50 persons in order to lessen the spread of the Corona Virus. We do not want to put anyone unduly at risk. However, as Christian disciples, weekly worship is essential to our personal and communal well-being. Therefore, though we will not be gathering for congregational worship, it is even more important in the midst of this pandemic, that each of us spends time in worship and prayer.
This Sunday morning, as each of us worships in our homes, let us draw near to God, and to each other as the Holy Spirit binds us together. Here is as way you can worship on this coming Sunday. A video of me preaching the sermon will be posted on our website Sunday afternoon. It may be decided to not gather for a couple of Sundays. If this happens the sermon video will be posted at during the normal worship time at 10:00 a.m.
In addition, I ask you to find a way to give of your offerings to glorify God and support our ministry. Please mail your offering to:
Boulder City United Methodist Church
PO Box 61075
Boulder City, NV 89006
Electronic giving is also possible. A separate email from our treasurer, Jeff Romine, will provide helpful instructions on electronic giving. The ministry of BUMC is significantly important to our membership and our community in the midst of this global crisis. Thank you for your continued giving.
Though we will not be gathering for congregational worship, our ministry of care continues. Please let me know if you, or someone you know, needs care in these times. My cell number is 480.390.7209.
You are in my prayers and I ask for you to pray for our ministry and especially those affected by this virus – the sick, those who have lost their work because of closures, children who fear because of the news and changing schedules, the vulnerable who are susceptible to illnesses.
I encourage you to be diligent in hand washing and other cleaning activities. We want to have the cleanest hands this side of the galaxy!
Remember that God is with us always. God is our refuge and our strength, our very present help in struggle (Psalm 46). Thanks be to God!
Grace and peace,
Rev. Michael J. Eaton