July 2, 2020

With the new warnings from Governor DeWine about the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state and specifically in Franklin County – we will be adhering to the following guidelines:

Levels 1 & 2 – No change from current practices with masks and distancing. 

Level 3 (currently) – All services as scheduled while advising everyone to be careful and not to be concerned if they should feel more at ease staying at home and watching the Live-Stream. 

Level 4 – In-house services would be closed. Worship teams would report and services Live-Streamed at 9:30 and 11am (St. Mark’s at 10:30am and Sembrando Esperanza at 12 :30pm).

Announcements would be made on Facebook, this webpage, and the Purple Door app. 

REGISTER FOR SERVICE! If you haven’t signed up for service on our slider page on our website, through our app or through Facebook, you can do so here:


NEW BIBLE STUDIES! We also have some new Bible studies starting up in July. Go to our adults page http://purpledoorchurch.com/get-connected/adults/ to see those studies and to sign up!

FREE STORE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: As of now, our Purple Door Free Store is closed and will not open to the public and will not be accepting donations at this time. We will advise you when the store re-opens.

FAMILY MINISTRIES: Pastor Brandi continually checks in to give fun activities: sometimes daily, sometimes a few a week – so enjoy those and be sure to post pics on our Family Ministry Facebook Page: Grove City UMC Children and Family Ministry (link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/361944150634877/)! We will continue a daily Scripture reading so join us in that! 

Monday-Thursday will have some sort of family/parent support, maybe an encouraging word via live, an article for families or a simple post at 9:30am! Friday will be story time which will change up from week to week.  Saturday will be an interactive activity – Spanish lessons, q&a, etc! Sunday we will have Sunday school at 9am. We are looking for fun interactive ways to change it up! Please let us know how we can pray for you, support you and come along side of you. Love and miss you all! We are here to partner with you during this time!

CHECK ON NEIGHBORS AND LOVED ONES! This is a time we need to pull together. Check on your elderly neighbors and loved ones to see if they need anything. Pray for all of our doctors, nurses, first responders during this time – that God will place a hedge of protection around them and keep them well during this time. We need them!

Lastly, be wise, be prepared, but do not panic – don’t fear. The Bible tells us 365 times NOT to fear … that works out to a reminder every single day of the year. Now is the time we can be a people on our knees, praying for our country and it’s leaders. Won’t you join us in caring for those around us in this time …. how can YOU be Jesus to those around you?

Stay tuned for further updates …. til then, be safe and well.

            Remember that God has not called us to live in fear, but in faith. As the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. My prayer is that God will fill us with all of these.

            Blessings,        Pastor Dennis

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