Corona Virus Update Page

MANY GALILEE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR POSTPONED. WE ARE DISCOURAGING LARGE GATHERINGS. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR GROUP LEADER OR THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS ABOUT SMALL GROUPS. info@galileeumc.org

 

March 30, 2020
  • VA Governor Northam has issued a mandatory stay-at-home order effective until June 10
  • Galilee is doing church online only
  • Our facilities are closed
  • Sign up for Galilee 1:1, a new program to pair up, stay connected,  and keep a watch over one another during these extraordinary times

 

March 25, 2020
  • Galilee will do online worship only for Sunday, March 29.
  • Sign up for Galilee 1:1, a new program to pair up, stay connected,  and keep a watch over one another during these extraordinary times

 

March 19, 2020
  • Galilee is open for limited activity only. Please practice social distancing and visit only if in contact with a small group leader.
  • Galilee will do online worship only for Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, March 29.

 

 

March 16, 2020
  • We have heard from the government that we should not meet with 10 or more people. Until further notice, no group with more than ten persons (example, AA and similar groups, music group rehearsals) will meet at Galilee or the Chapel.
  • There is a Backpack Buddies fundraiser at Mimi’s Dulles Town Center on March 18. Mimi’s offers to go service – please avoid eating in sit-down dining rooms and use only take away or delivery services.
  • Galilee is open for limited activity only. Please practice social distancing and visit only if in contact with a small group leader.
  • Galilee will do online worship only for Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, March 29.
  • Our livestream numbers for 3/15 worship are still coming in, but we had almost 500 views.
  • We’re doing church online and that includes Children’s Church.
  • The Galilee Men’s Group Get Together at Lucia’s Restaurant on Thursday, March 19 has been canceled.
  • The Spring Work Day on Satuday, March 28 has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later day.

 

March 15, 2020
  • Galilee will be closed for in-person worship on March 15 and 22. We’re doing church online and that includes Children’s Church.
  • The Galilee Men’s Group Get Together at Lucia’s Restaurant on Thursday, March 19 has been canceled.
  • The Spring Work Day on Satuday, March 28 has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later day.

 

March 14, 2020

 

March 13, 2020
  • Galilee will be closed for in-person worship on March 15 and 22. We will livestream 9am services but these will be closed to the public
  • Bishop Lewis ordered all UMC churches to cancel worship on Sundays March 15 and March 22
  • Open Gym scheduled for Saturday, March 14 is canceled
  • INOVA Blood drive is still on
  • All small groups are canceled unless you have received specific guidance from your group leader
  • Backpack Buddies work is still going on, but packing is NOT open to all. Rebecca Makowski will email individuals with information

 

March 12, 2020
  • Following Loudoun County Public Schools, Galilee Christian School is closed effective immediately until March 27
  • The Chapel at Lansdowne Woods is closed for three weeks. No Sunday services or Bible Studies
  • The William and Mary choir performance scheduled for March 20 has been canceled

 


Do Church Online

  • Simply go to our livestream web page or like us on Facebook
  • Our entire 9am service streams on our website if you visit and on Facebook automatically
  • Online giving is very important. Churches and small businesses are liable to face extreme hardship if revenue declines because people are isolating. There are many ways you can give listed here.
  • Send checks to Galilee UMC, 45425 Winding Rd, Sterling VA 20165.
  • Sign up for the Prayer Chain

 

If you’re coming to our facilities for any reason, we ask that you follow some simple guidelines to protect others:

  • Respiratory etiquette (cover your coughs or sneeze)
  • Stay at home when you know you are sick, particularly if you have a persistent cough, shortness of breath, or fever
  • Do not visit church if you or your child is sick. Please be fever free and symptom free for at least 24 hours
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Give each other space. Try standing a little further apart

 

The church and preschool have level upped our cleaning procedures:

  • Extra cleaning cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Our office staff and cleaning company are working together on this
  • Money counters will have plenty of gloves and disinfecting wipes
  • Supplies have been laid in for nursery cleaning
  • The preschool was already doing extra cleaning; with public school closure the preschool is currently closed