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  • Phone: (651) 429-9026
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: 1851 Birch St., White Bear Lake, MN, 55110

 

 

Reopening plans & guidelines

NEW! Outdoor worship & free community concerts

Join us Sundays at 4pm, August 20 to October 11  

We will continue to offer an online service at 10am on Sundays via our Facebook page,  our Livestream page, and our YouTube channel.

We're launching a new outdoor worship at a special time, 4pm, to be followed by a free outdoor concert starring the guest musicians at the service. We plan to continue this format weekly through mid-October, weather permitting. Bring your own blanket and/or chair(s). Remember, WBLUMC follows mask and social-distancing requirements.

Get these dates and acts on your calendar now, and be sure to invite a friend, neighbor or family member:

Aug. 30: The Barley Jacks (bluegrass music)
Sept. 6: Trish Sisson with Family & Friends (variety)
Sept. 13: Joe and Jennifer Cruz & Friends (blues and R&B)
Sept. 20: Pat Balder & the Beatles Ensemble (classic rock)
Sept. 27: Kevin Thomas & Hornucopia (Tribute to Blood Sweat and Tears and Chicago)
Oct. 4: Dan Chouinard and friends (piano & accordion)
Oct. 11: Hitchville (country)

 

Reopening office hours

The church office will be open 9am to 12pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please use the East doors; if you're not attending a meeting or event where attendance will be taken, please sign in at the table outside the office window.

If you need to use the accessible door on Birch Street, please call the office at 651-429-9026 and we'll unlock it for you!

August - Phase One reopening

All People are Welcome at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church!  

During the COVID-19 pandemic we ask that anyone who participates in a gathering at the church – indoors or outdoors – respect and follow all guidelines and requirements put in place for the health and safety of everyone, in accordance with federal, state and local government entities as well as the United Methodist Church leadership. These guidelines and requirements are subject to revision at any time based upon recommendations of the scientific and medical community regarding the risks posed by COVID-19 and/or specific guidelines or restrictions in effect in our community. 

General Guidelines for Building Use 

Please remain at home and refrain from entering the church building for worship or any other reason: 

  • If you have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or symptoms of the virus, or have reason to suspect that you have been exposed.

  • If you are currently sick or have recently been sick with any other contagious illness. 

  • Older adults and people of any age with underlying health conditions are highly encouraged to remain at home and participate in the life of the church through virtual means whenever possible.   

Requirements for Use of the Church Building and Grounds 

  • Clean your hands – well and often – using soap and water when available or hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.  

  •  Gathering sizes are limited to 12 people, and only certain rooms will be available for use. Rooms and dates must be reserved through the office at .

  • Masks must always be worn properly by everyone while in our building per State of Minnesota guidelines and recommendations of CDC, Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Conference United Methodist Church, with the following exemptions (per Executive Order 20-18, State of Minnesota): 

    - Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who have a medical condition that compromises their ability to breathe, and individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. These individuals should consider using alternatives to face coverings, including clear face shields, and staying at home as much as possible.   

    - Children who are 5 and younger. Those who are younger than 2 should never wear a face covering due to the risk of suffocation. Those who are at least 2 are encouraged to wear a face covering if they can do so in compliance with CDC guidance on How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings, available HERE. (i.e., without frequently touching or removing the covering). 

     

  • Masks are available at the church for anyone in need of one.

  • Use no-touch alternatives for greeting others, such as a wave, a slight bow of the head, or crossing your arms over your heart. 

  • Maintain a physical separation (social distancing) from others of at least 6 feet whether standing or sitting at every reasonable opportunity.   

  • Avoid mingling in the building before or after worship or other activities you attend at the church. 

  • Restrooms will be open for use with the requirement that only 1 person or individuals from 1 family (same gender) are permitted in the restroom at any given time. 

  • Follow all cleaning and sanitizing guidelines established by the church staff and lay leadership.  Supplies for this will be provided by the church. 

  • Anyone who enters the building or are on the church grounds for a gathering of any type must agree to providing name and contact information to the church so that Contact Tracing is possible in the event of a possible exposure to the virus.   

For more information, contact the church office at 651-429-9026 or email .