Health Precautions Update
An Update from our Senior Pastor 3/12/2020
Because of the rapidly changing situation with community health
precautions related to the coronavirus, First Rowlett UMC will be canceling
worship services for at least the next two Sundays, March 15 and March 22.
Bishop Mike McKee has been in touch with Dallas County leaders and has
discerned that this is the best route forward for our United Methodist Churches
in our district. In addition, I am in contact with Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian,
City Manager Brian Funderburk, and other City of Rowlett officials to stay
updated on the local impact of the Declaration of Local Disaster for Public
Health Emergency by County Judge Clay Jenkins.
All other church-related activities including small group
gatherings and committee meetings will be cancelled during this time as well.
Wesleyan Christian Academy will be extending spring break for an additional
week to be closed at least through March 20th. We will continue to
monitor the situation and will evaluate the need to extend closures and
cancellations if indicated. We will keep our website current with additional
updates as we have more information.
I echo the sentiments I shared in my letter yesterday. I
appreciate your willingness to support these measures and to consider the needs
of others as you also take care of yourself. At times like this when anxieties
are running high for health concerns, economic worries and other unknown
impacts of this virus, I know our faith is an important anchor. It is a
blessing to be in ministry with all of you. Please know that Dretha and I are
available for you if we can be of help.
Grace and Peace,
An Update from our Senior Pastor 3/11/2020
We are canceling all community meals until further notice.
We will not have breakfast on Sunday morning, or dinner on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.