- Phone: (651) 429-9026
- Mailing Address: 1851 Birch St., White Bear Lake, MN, 55110
Bishop David Bard has turned the dial on the Minnesota Conference’s Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches from blue to yellow. Vaccination rates have slowed considerably and a new variant of the coronavirus, the Delta variant, has been spreading rapidly. Test positivity rates are up—now surpassing 5 percent in Minnesota (with some counties substantially higher). Bishop Bard encourages all who are eligible to receive a vaccine and have not yet done so to do it. Additionally, when your county surpasses a 5 percent positivity rate (check your county’s current rate here), we ask that you follow the yellow phase guidelines of social distancing, indoor masking, and no congregational singing within your local church. Read pastoral letter
Your health and safety are our top priority. As of July 20, 2021, the CDC has issued new recommendations regarding the wearing of masks indoors. The church's county, Ramsey, as well as neighboring counties have all been designated as having "substantial risk" of infection transmission.
We are therefore recommending that everyone wear a mask while indoors at WBLUMC, regardless of age or vaccination status.
We will continue to seek guidance from the CDC as well as from the Minnesota Annual Conference of the UMC. Future updates will be posted on this page.
Building Upgrade: We've installed a special air filtration system in our church which helps reduce many air contaminants including Coronavirus. Touchless lights, faucets, soap and paper towel dispensers have been installed in the bathrooms. Hand Sanitizer stations have been placed in main traffic flow areas.
We're committed to your safety: Church leaders will continue to evaluate state required changes to COVID safety protocols.
Meetings and events: Rooms and dates will be limited. To schedule a group or event, you must contact the to request a date and make an appointment to meet with Pat or Lauri before your meeting or event can be booked.