Shepherd's Garden Holy Communion

- A Plan for Safety and Sacrament -

On Sunday, September 6, Lovers Lane UMC will offer holy communion in our Shepherd’s Garden at 10 am and Noon. With the Methodist rule of “Do no harm” as our guiding principle, we have developed a plan that will allow us to offer this sacrament as safely as possible.
The Communion Liturgy will be available at for those who wish to exercise caution and remain at home.

Do not attend if you:
Feel ill or have presented symptoms of illness (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) in the previous two weeks.
Are considered “high-risk” for complications due to COVID-19. This includes older adults, immunocompromised individuals, and persons with other health conditions that could lead to complications with COVID-19.

Before you leave home:
Read through this plan, and be prepared to follow our procedures.
Bring a mask to be worn over your mouth and nose for the entirety of your time on our campus. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.

As you arrive:
You will be greeted by Parking Lot Greeters who will guide you to a parking spot.
Remain in your vehicle until a greeter instructs you to enter the Shepherd’s Garden. We will only allow participants to occupy 12 spots in the Shepherd’s Garden at a time.

Expectations on LLUMC Campus:
Masks should be worn over mouth and nose at all times, from the moment you exit your vehicle until you re-enter your vehicle.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet should be maintained. No hugs or handshakes please, hand waves will have to do.
Prepare to be patient and prayerful as you proceed through holy communion.
Follow the instructions of our trained staff and volunteers.
We cannot allow loitering or socializing on our campus at this time. You will be ushered back to your vehicle after receiving communion, and we ask that you exit the parking lot at that time.
Safety precautions being taken by LLUMC include: Hand sanitizer stations available upon entry and exit, masked staff and volunteers, pre-packaged sanitary communion elements, marked places to stand inside the Shepherd’s Garden to maintain social distance, trained greeters and ushers throughout the process ensuring all safety procedures are followed.