Outdoor Services

    Greetings to our church family in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    After extensive planning, we are excited to announce that, beginning on October 4th, we will be adding an outdoor worship service in the courtyard on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. We will be in compliance with C.D.C., LA country, and the city of Lancaster’s public safety guidelines.

    -- Safety precautions will be in place, including:

    1. Mandatory masks. If you choose not to wear a mask for any reason, we respectfully request that you view the streaming service at 11:00 a.m. instead.
    2. Temperature checks. These will be taken by our hospitality staff, using special thermometers with zero skin contact.
    3. Registration with signed insurance waivers. You can fill this out in advance by downloading it from our website at lancasterunited.org, or fill it out at the hospitality table when you arrive. These will be kept on file so that you can skip this step for future visits.
    4. Seating arrangements. You will be seated by the ushers in accordance with six feet of social distancing guidelines. Families will be seated together. We have a special team to assist with chairs and their placement.

    -- Sunday school will NOT be available. Any children who attend will stay with their family.  We will have special children's bulletins that include coloring sheets, puzzles, etc. themes based on the sermon's scripture. 

    -- This service will be meditative in nature. In order to limit the density of droplets in the courtyard, there will be no congregational singing or responsive readings. However, all other elements of our regular order of worship will be included.   

    -- Special procedures will be in place for offertory and communion. We will not "pass the plate" but will have a box for offertory collection at the hospitality table. We will also distribute pre-packaged communion elements as you enter. 

    -- Please help us keep the bathrooms clean.  Using restroom facilities at the church will be limited to one person at a time unless you are entering with an immediate family member.  Please spray used surfaces and the air before exiting.  

    --Contact the church office at 661-942-0419 or lumc@lancasterunited.org if you plan to attend.  We would like to know an estimated headcount so we can best prepare.  There will be plenty of room.  Our outdoor safety capacity in the courtyard is 89.  

    We do not wish to pressure anyone into attending if it is not safe for you to do so.  We treasure each and every person in our community of faith.  Please prayerfully consider if this service is right for you.  

    Grace and Peace,
    Heather KinKennon
    Safety Coordinator

    Please download, print, and fill out the following waiver form:

    Please bring the completed form with you to the service.