March 22, 2019 Weekly Email

Good morning!
Yes, even though our BUILDING is closed, there still is CHURCH, so there IS a weekly email. 😀
It might be a little short, but through these emails, I hope to deliver a bit of hope and maybe a bit of joy as we conquer COVID19.
Despite our building being closed, there still is church, as WE are the church. We are doing our best to stay connected using the resources we have on hand,
and we are still doing service by feeding those who are hungry and in need through Community Meals and the Food Pantry. We are accepting appointments by those
who want to visit God’s Closet. We are still serving. 
Since Monday evening, Pastor Bruce has been going live about 9:30 in the evenings. 
If you have missed any of his videos, you can see them on our video section on the church Facebook page at :
Last Sunday, we had our Les Miserables Bible Study online via Facebook as well. You can see that video by clicking on the link below:
This Sunday, there WILL be WORSHIP. It will be online via Facebook LIVE on our church Facebook page. 
This Sunday, there WILL be the LES MISERABLES Bible Study at 4:00 pm via Facebook Live on our church Facebook page. 
Also keep in mind, we still will be taking up a Sunday offering. It is important that we keep up with our offerings even though
we are not together in person and that our building is closed. CHURCH is still happening
You can mail a check to the church, you can bring a church to the office or put it in our slot, or 
you can give online by clicking on the link below: 
Newsletter information:  I will be putting out a newsletter and have it available the first Sunday of April as we always plan.
I would like to ask for stories from you.  There have been many who have been staying home – whether they are working from home
or self isolating and practicing social distancing. I want to hear YOUR stories. What are you doing during this time? How have you 
felt about COVID19 and has it impacted your daily life? Please send me a few of your thoughts and I would like to put them in the
newsletter for a special section in the newsletter. Let’s share stories with each other, so that we can all still feel connected. 
One last thing, after some research I found an article titled, “10 Ways Christians Can Exemplify Faith and Peace during COVID-19.”
Click on the link below to give it a read…. 
I hope that everyone is doing well. Do your best to stay in touch by staying connected with family, church family, friends
and checking in on your neighbors. I know that here in Arthur, we are a community that helps one another and we will
make it through this. 
Don’t forget to attend worship online this Sunday on our Facebook page, join our online Bible study or 
join us in prayer at 5:30 pm. 
Have a great rest of your week and weekend. Stay safe- and wash your hands! 
Ariana R Cherry 

Food Pantry Donations needed!

Due to children being home from school, some families not working as much and other issues related to COVID19, Jill is getting low on items in our food pantry.

If anyone would like to donate to the food pantry, it would greatly be appreciated! You may donate during office hours Monday-Thursday from 9:00 -4:00 pm (We are closed during lunch). Or you can call our office to schedule a drop-off: 543-3159.

During the COVID19 though, we do ask that you are not sick or showing any symptoms when you make a donation to protect your health as well as the health of others.

Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry!

3/18/20 Pastor Bruce Live tonight on Facebook at 9:30 pm

Pastor Bruce will be live tonight (Wednesday) on Facebook at 9:30 pm.
Feel free to come by and leave a comment or two! 

3/18/20 Wednesday Community Meals


We STILL will be having Wednesday Night Community Meals tomorrow – it will just look a little different.

Those receiving meals will drive up to the back kitchen door and our crew will bring it to you. We will be operating with a reduced crew, so please bear with us.Our goal is to still serve you while we are fighting through this pandemic. We want everyone to enjoy a warm meal.

(And to those volunteering, if you haven’t been called, please enjoy your evening, or you are more than welcome to come get a meal and say hello).


Virtual Worship & Bible Studies During the Pandemic

For the next couple of weeks, we will not be gathering physically, but we still would like to keep connected. We will be offering alternate ways to meet for our Bible Studies and worship.

Please visit our website at and scroll down to “ONLINE BIBLE STUDY AND WORSHIP LINKS” where there will be links posted each week.
During this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to stay connected, and we will do our best to do so.  

Latest Bible Studies for Lent

For the Lenten season, the Women’s Bible Study is studying 2 Corinthians, “All Things New” by Kelly Minter. Women’s Bible Study is every Sunday at 6:00 pm. 
Another interesting study that is going on is The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle. It is every Sunday at 4:00 pm. Feel free to join in these studies. A book is not necessarily required. 

Boy Scout Sunday at AUMC

AUMC had a wonderful worship service on Sunday, February 2 during Boy Scout Sunday. The Scouts opened the service with their color guards and the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance.  We also enjoyed serving those who stayed with us after worship at our First Sunday Lunch. 

Donate online at AUMC

Arthur United Methodist Church can now accept online donations through Paypal. You can donate to AUMC or to our other ministries such as the Food Pantry, Wednesday Night Community Meals, God’s Closet, our building fund, Crafty Crafters or Youth.


We appreciate any donation – small or large… Your help is appreciated! You can scan the QR code below to make your online donation today.