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During the time of COVID-19

Dear LUMC Congregation and Community,
 
Due to the presence of the COVID-19 virus in and around our community and at the recommendation of national, state and public health officials, we are suspending all activities at Langley United Methodist Church for the foreseeable future.
 
This suspension includes the cancellation of our worship services and meetings, as well as suspending building use by community groups. While we hope that these measures will prove in time to be an over-reaction, we would rather err on the side of caution when it comes to the health of this, our beloved community.
 
Public health experts and epidemiologists have determined that the best way to slow or reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to give our health services the best chance of responding to this crisis is to adopt social distancing practices, which is what has necessitated this closure.
 
John Wesley, one of the founders of our United Methodist denomination, often said that one of the simplest and most foundational aspects of our faith is to “Do no harm.” In this, we base our actions with an eye towards the well-being of those around us. We trust that our response in this extraordinary time is in keeping with this ethic.
 
We will do our best to remain in communication with you, our congregation and community, and will let you know when we can return to normal activities. For the time being, sermons, reflections and other devotional materials will be available on the church website and Facebook page. As these are posted, we will send out an announcement.
 
Lastly, if you have physical or emotional needs during this time, please contact the church office and we will do what we can to support you during this stressful, challenging experience.
 
We appreciate your understanding and may God bless us all with health and peace!
 
Rev. Rich and the LUMC Church Council
March 12, 2020



Plan Your Visit

Located on Whidbey Island, in the charming village of Langley,
we welcome all people, knowing that everyone is God’s child.
We pray together – knowing that God hears our prayers.
We study and learn – expanding our understanding of God.
We work for justice – in our community and in the world.
We follow Jesus on a journey of love.
Come and see!


The service lasts from 9:30am till about 10:40am.


What should I wear   Come in jeans or dress up. All are welcome!


Accessibility and Special Needs   We have a wheelchair and a walker available in the lobby. Accessible parking is behind the church off the alley. There are no stairs into the church but there is a down slope to the doors. 
Restrooms are wheelchair accessible. 
Large print bulletins are printed every Sunday just ask an usher.
Communion is gluten free and open to all. 
There is a ramp to the Fellowship Hall from the back side of the church.


Parking   Even in the summer we have parking available! Our parking lot is across Third street and there is also on street parking in front of the church on Anthes. Accessible parking is behind the church off the alley.


Sunday School   First graders and up  gather in worship for the beginning of the service, then leave to attend Sunday School classes. Children are welcome to stay in worship with their parents.


Childcare   There is nursery care available for babies thru Kindergarten starting at 9:15. Nursery children are welcome to attend the beginning of worship with their families and then parents can bring them to the nursery after children’s time. Children are welcome to stay in worship with their parents.


What happens after worship   We invite you to join us for Fellowship Time right after the service in the Fellowship Hall. Have a cup of organic, fair-trade, locally-roasted coffee and a treat, visit with folks and then you can attend Adult Forum at 11am in the Fireside Room.