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Yes!!!  You can sing in church now!!!  BUT you must have on your mask!!!!  While the guidelines come from the CDC and the World Health Organization and the State of Illinois may all vary in their expression of what is best and what is not, we are asking that while you are in the Woodridge United Methodist Church building that you wear your mask and especially if you are singing!!!  Remember, we WILL NOT ask for your “vaccination status/card” but ask that you please follow the guidelines below.  Our mantra as a denomination and as a people is “do no harm” and we endeavor to make that our reality as well.  Join us on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m..


Welcome back!  It is so good to be back and worshipping in person again!  We endeavor to always provide a safe environment for us to worship, work and fellowship together as the body of Christ. 

  • Please conduct a wellness check before your arrival. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • The Sunday morning worship service will continue to be recorded “live” for YouTube. In preparation for the service, there will be sound, voice and light checks.
  • Masks/face coverings are required in the building.
  • Please no food or drinks in the building.
  • Sanctuary seating is available in every other pew.

Please don’t forget these reminders:    

  • If you are still more comfortable continuing to watch at home, not to worry!!!! We will continue to provide that opportunity on our YouTube channel indefinitely.  Tune in on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and watch the livestream or go back and watch anytime.  Whatever your choice, please join us.
  • As United Methodists we observe our sacraments in “community” and not in isolation.  That means we offer opportunities for baptism and/or communion when the community of faith gathers and participates.  We have found deep significance and meaning in our “special and individual touches” included in our sacraments here at Woodridge UMC.  Our desire is to maintain these intimate and personalized details.  However, the pandemic has made it very difficult to do so.
  • So, if you are interested in being in community and joining others for Holy Communion, we offer that opportunity via ZOOM on Sundays at noon.  Please let me know by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday ( ).  You will receive the liturgy and ZOOM link on Saturday evening.
  • And yes, we have some children (with their families) awaiting baptism.  We need to spend a little more time figuring out all of the details regarding our limitations in person and the challenges of livestream and our policy with children appearing on our social media.  Thus, we are looking to have a more definitive word about baptisms at a later date.

Also, please remember the victims of last week’s tornado – our neighbors!!!  Please support the efforts of the West Suburban Food Pantry ( as well as check the Village of Woodridge website ( regularly.  Our E-News will have some additional ways to support our neighbors as well.  Please look for it on Friday.

Come on back!!!!  Let’s sing together!!!!  There is a space for you!!!!

Blessings and peace,

Pastor Danita

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