Announcements & E-blasts

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020, e-blast to the congregation

reopening well! drive-in worship!

Hello Friends,

Franklin County is now officially an Orange Level County, meaning we at HUMC will move into our Phase 2.5. We are excited to now be able to host small drop-in gatherings for Prayer & Communion Time and to welcome small groups of 10 or fewer into our building!

CLICK HERE for the Reopening Well graphics for each phase.

Please be in touch with your questions.

Prayer & Communion Time

Phase 2.5 means that our pastors will begin to host small gatherings for prayer, guided meditation, and communion in our Sanctuary: 

  • Thursday afternoon, September 17, 11:45am-1:15pm
  • Tuesday evening, September 29, 6:45-8:15pm

 After entering the building using the Social Hall doors under the portico, you will be guided into the sanctuary to designated pews.

Please remember that masks are a requirement for entry into the building. 

We’ll offer a brief guided meditation / prayer on the hour and half hour (the same one each time). In between those times you are welcome to sit in silence, to pray, to receive communion, and to pray with your pastors.

These are drop-in, come-and-go-as-you-please times. Stay 5 minutes, stay an hour, whatever works for you.

All ages are welcome. Please note that childcare is not available at this phase. 

You’ll exit the building through the doors at the back of the Sanctuary facing Scioto Darby Rd.

Small Groups May Meet in Sanctuary Building

If your small group would like to meet in the building, please contact both Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship (, church office 614.876.2403), and Tonya Hosie, Office Administrator (, 614.876.2403).

Fill out this Room Request Form and send it to Tonya. We will only be using certain rooms in the Sanctuary building, so this is an important step of the process. You’ll be trained in safety and sanitizing protocols, and we’ll ask you to track attendance, to help us keep track of who has been in the building in the event that someone tests positive for COVID-19.

As we enter Phase 2.5, your pastors and church leadership will continue to find ways that we can see one another in person. We are grateful for the ways that you have trusted us thus far, and we pray that you will continue to do the same as we slowly and carefully work our way back to being together in the safest ways possible.

Friends, we celebrate the fact that Hilliard UMC has had ZERO direct cases of COVID-19, and we want to be sure that when all is said and done we can continue to celebrate that no one has gotten COVID-19 from attending a HUMC gathering. To do so we must continue to care for ourselves and for one another.

Drive-In Worship

The rest of this e-blast contained information about our upcoming September 13 Drive-In Worship service. You’ll find all those details here.

Click HERE to sign up to serve (all safety protocols will be observed!).

older e-blasts: pdfs

April 22: New Life

April 8: Holy Week and Easter Worship

April 2: Palm Sunday Communion plus Adult Discipleship classes

March 24: Virus Precautions Updates

March 18: Updates: COVID-19 Precautions

March 11: Coronavirus Precautions