The Membership Committee looks forward to the opportunities for increased connections and fellowship on Sunday morning as a result of going to one service beginning January 4th (see the article from the Board on the next page for more information about this experiment). Changes in some of our past practices will be required by all of us to make our experiment with one service work. We are asking your cooperation in two specific areas.
Seating in the Sanctuary: Please be mindful of the increased attendance at the single service by moving to the center of the pews in all rows of the Sanctuary to make room for everyone, especially those who may arrive late to the service. Be aware that our ushers may encourage you to do so on Sunday mornings as well.
Parking on Sunday mornings: Please reserve the church’s parking lot for our members with mobility issues and for our visitors on Sunday mornings. There are two lots within a block of our church that we have permission to use on Sunday mornings: the lot behind Timothy John’s Salon on the northwest corner of Green and Birch, and the lots used by Urbana Library patrons (which are city lots) on the south and west side of the Urbana Library on Cedar and Green Streets. In addition to these lots, there is free street parking on Birch, Green, and High Streets every weekend. See the graphic below for a visual representation of Sunday morning parking options.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation in these matters as we strive to make our one service trial succeed.