Welcome To In-Person Worship
Whether you are planning to attend one of our Traditional worship services at 8:00a.m. and 11:00a.m., or our Contemporary worship service at 9:30a.m, we invite you to explore how our worship services have changed during the pandemic and the Worship Covenant to which we ask all who attend in-person to agree.
Purifying the Air
Advanced air purifiers have been installed for the Sanctuary and Narthex (the entrance into the Sanctuary). These air purifiers kill 99% of many kinds of airborne molds, bacteria and viruses - including such viruses as H1N1, and the virus that causes Covid-19. Importantly, while the air traveling through the air conditioning system is being purified, this does not eliminate the need for masks (for those who are not yet fully vaccinated).
In lieu of passing offering plates, Offering Boxes are in the Sanctuary to receive your Sunday offering while entering or exiting the Sunday worship service. Thank you for honoring God and the ministry of Ocala West UMC with your thoughtful giving!
You will receive a Connect Card when you enter the church. This Connect Card will help you offer prayer requests, share your attendance, and sign up for upcoming groups and events. Just drop the Connect Card, with your offering, into an Offering Box as you exit.
When celebrating Holy Communion, packaged elements for holy communion will be in the worship packet you receive upon entering the Sanctuary doors. The elements will be blessed during the service for you to partake during the worship service or at home.
Social distancing between pews
To foster social distancing of six feet, every other pew will be open for seating.
We Covenant To Keep Each Other Safe
Everyone who attends Sanctuary Worship at Ocala West UMC agrees to the same covenant to help provide a safer worship environment for everyone. We invite you to read and agree with the Covenant below.
Updated Sanctuary Worship Covenant
Masks Optional for Fully Vaccinated / Masks Required for Unvaccinated
If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, then masks are optional. If you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last dose of the vaccine), or if you are unable to be vaccinated, please wear a mask from the time you leave your vehicle until you return to your vehicle.