In-person services have resumed.

Online services available on Facebook.

Reopening Plan

We would like to use Frederick County's 7-Day Positivity Rate of 5% as our target  The 7-Day Positivity Rate can be found in the link below and is typically updated around 10am each day. Please be patient as the site seems to load very slowly.

https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8094/COVID-19-in-Frederick-County

What are we doing?

1. Following rules set out by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, Frederick County government, and Maryland state government.
https://www.bwcumc.org/article/re-entering-well/
https://www.bwcumc.org/article/coronavirus-resources/
https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
https://governor.maryland.gov/recovery/
https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8071/Coronavirus---COVID-19-Resources

2. Limiting access to our buildings
Our buildings are only open to the public on Sunday mornings for our 9:30am Adult Sunday School and 10:30am service. During the week, access to the buildings is limited to those that are essential for worship, cleaning, and building maintenance. The nursery, basement, and kitchen are remaining closed.

3. Completing thorough cleaning
All spaces are cleaned after each use following required guidelines.

4. Worshiping with Modifications

We have moved back into the sanctuary for worship. Social distancing is still highly encouraged. Accommodations made in Miller Hall will stay in place just in case we need to mover back to holding our worship service in Miller Hall. We are not currently offering child care but children are more than welcome to attend worship with their families. Bathrooms will be open.

5. Wearing face masks
Face masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated. Everyone is wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask.

6. Staying 6 feet apart
Stay at least 6 feet apart from those that are not living in your house. If you move closer it is at your own risk. Please maintain social distance in all areas on the property (parking lot, ramp, miller hall, etc).

7. Staying at home when not feeling well
If you have a cough, shortness of breath, or have had a fever within the past 24 hours, we kindly ask to you stay at home in order to protect the health of others.

8. Taking attendance
Upon arrival at our worship service, a greeter will mark off your attendance. If you are a visitor, you may provide a name and contact information or simply be listed as “visitor”. If a person is diagnosed with coronavirus within 2 weeks of attending worship at our church, we will contact those that attended during the same time period. No names, contact information, or identifying features will be shared.

9. Offering online worship videos
Live videos will be on our Facebook page. Videos of the service will be available after our Sunday services. Previous services are available on our Facebook and YouTube pages. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFfrWbRyQ7Ln1_GEGesKJPg/videos

10. Having communion prepared for safer distribution.
Communion elements are either set for individual distribution or come in pre-packaged cups. Those preparing and distributing will continue to wear masks and gloves.

12. Offering can be made in multiple formats.
We have started passing the offering plate. If you are not comfortable passing it, you may mail a check to the church at PO Box 399, Buckeystown, MD 21717 or donate online at http://buckeystownumc.com/portfolio/. * make checks out to Buckeystown United Methodist Church