Here’s What You Need to Know Before Returning to Worship on August 16
Now that we’ve received permission from our Harrisonburg District Superintendent, preparations are underway to create a safe environment for worship in our sanctuary on August 16th. Many thanks to Chair Mike Utberg and the Healthy Church Team for their hard work over the past month preparing our plan for submission! Please contact Jennifer in our church office at 248-7777 or if you would like to volunteer to help with preparations for the first Sunday back. We need folks to make telephone calls; prepare the sanctuary; and serve as ushers.
Please pay close attention to the following information. We are serious about protecting the health of our church members and community at VUMC and Aisle 7. If you cannot follow any of the following guidelines and rules, we ask that you remain at home and worship with us online or through the recorded services on your telephone.
Here’s the basic information you need before the 16th:
  • We will have one VUMC service only at 9 a.m.
  • Aisle 7 Fellowship will hold their service at 11 a.m.
  • Social distancing, masks for all except infants under 2, quick health checks at the door, no singing, and approximately 60 persons in attendance per service will be part of the guidelines we will need to follow.
  • Families may sit together.
  • There will be no nursery, fellowship time, or Sunday School and entry into the church building will be through the outside fellowship hall entrance only.
  • The elevator and water fountains will not be operable.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided – you may bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Unlike in previous phases, you do NOT need to submit a health form to the church office prior to the worship service. We do ask you to call ahead at 248-7777, Mon.-Fri. 9-1, so we can have an idea of how many worshipers to expect since our capacity will be restricted.


If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, including a fever, we ask you to remain at home and take care of yourself.

Services will continue to be live-streamed through Facebook and other online services after in-person worship begins.