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COVID-19 Response

A Pastoral Word About Our
COVID-19 Reponse

What really counts during this pandemic and beyond is how we treat one another, particularly within the Church but also within our wider communities. Instead of focusing on our individual convictions, our goal with this policy is to help us draw more closely together in relationship with Christ and with each other. We want to practice encouraging one another and bringing hope to the people of the world as we share God’s important message of love and inclusion.


This policy has been developed prayerfully by your church leadership team to help us care for one another, taking others into account in our practices. This includes the prevention of the spread of deadly disease and, in considering the vaccine or not, having love for one another and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Anger, stigmatization, or vilification should not reside within this Body of Christ, as we relate to each other with respect, love, and compassion – understanding and accepting that each person and each family is making the best decision they can to care for themselves and others. Together, may we move forward in faith, “bearing with one another in love” and “making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2, 3).

Link to Full Policy: LBUMC Covid Pandemic Practices Revised January 2023

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