Do No Harm …

Hi Friends — We, Christians are asked to follow Jesus as our model to care for the people around us. We also follow the principles established by John Wesley for Methodists: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in connection with God. 
We now have a Team working on the task of relaunching in-person worship and ministry activities during and following the COVID-19 Pandemic. Wesley’s three principles are guiding us in this process. We are being careful in our planning because first of all we do not want to cause harm. 
For this reason we will not be opening before Labor Day. Numbers are going up again in California, and Monterey County is no exception. We want to be careful and see what happens in July and August. We also need to be careful to follow county and state guidelines. We need to submit a written plan for reopening and it needs to be approved by our District Superintendent. 
We continue to “do good” by carefully serving those in need who are living on the streets. We are also trying to assist you in “staying connected to God,” by our weekly online services, Faith Matters small group, pastoral contacts, and the Upper Room Daily Devotional.   
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss them with me. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you,
Pastor Steve