Thursday, March 19
Dear Family of Faith,
As we continue to monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 concerns, Nichols Hills United Methodist Church is adjusting the way we experience worship, grow in our faith, and stay connected as a family of faith. We want to let you know how we are responding wisely in a way that will help us continue to live out our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Beginning on Sunday, March 22 we will transition to online worship and will ask our congregation to stay home on Sunday mornings. You can view our livestream at 10:50 a.m. on Sundays on our Facebook page, facebook.com/nicholshillsumc. You can also view the worship service throughout the week. Please send us a message on Facebook to let us know you are participating. We will also post the Bulletin, the Sermon Notes, and the Prayer and Study Guide on Facebook as well as our website, www.nicholshillsumc.org/giving/.
Tithes and Offerings
Although we will not be meeting in person the next few Sundays we are continuing the ministry of Jesus Christ at our church and in our community, and your giving makes that possible. There are many ways to give beyond passing the offering plate on Sunday mornings. Thank you for your generosity and faithfulness. You can mail a check to Nichols Hills United Methodist Church at 1212 Bedford Drive, Nichols Hills, OK 73116 or you can give online through our website, www.nicholshillsumc.org.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center has been closed for Spring Break (March 16-20) and will remain closed for the next two weeks through Friday, April 3.
Church Ministries and Outside Groups
Beginning Thursday, March 19, all Nichols Hills U.M.C. ministries and programs as well as outside groups that meet at our church will be postponed until after Friday, April 3.
Additionally, our church offices will be closed to the public and our staff will work remotely when possible. You can reach staff members by phone or email. All of our staff are actively working to ensure that our family of faith remains connected through these unprecedented times.
Do Not Fear
In the face of fear, God repeatedly says to us, “Do not fear, for I am with you.” Now more than ever it is important for us to remember that God is faithful and will carry us through these times to a brighter day. In the meanwhile we can act with wisdom, love, and compassion by praying for the development of a vaccine and reaching out to our brothers and sisters in Christ through phone calls, texts, and emails.
Please let us know if you have a need. I am confident that the people in our church as well as our staff will be willing to help.
We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with you. We look forward to the day when we can come together as the people of God to worship and serve God together.
May God bless you, and I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday online.
Dr. Trevor Smith