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Looking Ahead – May 26, 2020

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As we look ahead… Howdy, Sebring UMC!It has been over two months since we were able to meet face-to-face for worship. I know many of you are anxious to return to the church building. It holds meaning for some. I, too, want to be able to worship in the same room with you. We have to make sure it is as safe as it can be for everyone.Bishop Tracy Malone and the East Ohio Conference Cabinet have been hard at work to give guidance to local churches as to how and when they should begin moving forward. You will find the EOC guidance at the...

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In-person Worship Update (4/22/20)

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Hello Sebring Below is an update from Bishop Malone regarding the status of in-person worship: “In-person worship is still suspended pending direction from public health officials. Inviting the church back to the building will be contextual, phased, and very different from what it was before. You can begin thinking about the factors that influence your context: How many of your congregants fall into the high-risk category? How could you designate where people could safely sit, and thus how many can attend at once? What will you need to...

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New Pastor Announcement!

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New Pastor Announcement!

Sebring UMC, April 18, 2020 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  The following message is about the new pastor at Sebring UMC. Effective July 1, 2020, Bishop Tracy S. Malone will appoint Pastor Fred Higgins as Pastor to both Berlin Center and Sebring UMCs.  Pastor Fred is currently serving Lakeview UMC in the Canal district.  He graduated from Kent State University with a Degree in Graphic Design.  He will be retiring from Davis Graphic Communication Solutions to devote himself to ministry. ...

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New Sermon Series Starts Sunday April 19th!

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New Sermon Series Starts Sunday April 19th!

facebook.com/sebringumc If you’re angry, sad, frustrated, confused, or hurt and suffering from the drastic changes in your life thanks to COVID-19, this series is for you. If you feel extra isolated during this crisis, this series is for you. If you’re experiencing a loss outside of your control, this series is for you. And you’re not alone. We are #allinthistogether. Join us on our Facebook page or by clicking the Livestream tab above this Sunday, April 19th at...

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Announcement of Appointment Change 04/05/2020

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When pastors are appointed in The United Methodist Church, they agree to be in an itinerant system, appointed wherever their bishop believes their gifts might best be used for the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church.  In his few months with us, Pastor Shane has served faithfully here by providing stability, hiring a new administrative assistant, updating our website and social media, preaching well, and building relationships.  While he has done good work, certain aspects of this appointment are unsustainable longer...

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Worship Update – 4/1/20

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Worship Update – 4/1/20

Main Update: Communion!Bishop Malone and the EOC Cabinet have extended the table for communion while we are unable to have face-to-face worship. This means we are able to celebrate communion online together. We will do this during our live streams on Maundy Thursday (April 9) and Easter Sunday (April 12). You will need to bring the following with you to your screen or phone: Bread and Juice/Water.WorshipWe will continue to worship for the foreseeable future via:Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/SebringUMC/ Zoom Phone Call: The phone...

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Worship Update 3/23/2020

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Worship Update 3/23/2020

I pray that this letter finds you well. At the very least, I hope that the efforts of our Care Team to call everyone in the congregation have reached you and helped to uplift your spirits in what can be a lonely time.Due to the new information available and the updated orders from our Governor and Bishop Malone, we will be extending the cancellation of face-to-face worship indefinitely, until we are told it is safe to gather in person again. I am happy to announce that we are able to offer even more ways to experience our worship service....

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Face-to-Face Worship Cancelled, Online Options

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Face-to-Face Worship Cancelled, Online Options

F2F WorshipGod is always available! However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with Bishop Traci Malone and Governor Mike DeWine, we are canceling face-to-face worship and church activities until further notice.Online OptionsBut just because we aren’t meeting in person doesn’t mean there is no worship! You CAN join us in worship in the digital space.CLICK THIS LINK to be taken to our Facebook page. At 10:15 every Sunday morning, Pastor Shane Russo will go live with music, scripture reading, prayers, and a message...

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