A message from our Pastor
By mid-March, the one year milestone comes since our church family has been able to gather in the sanctuary of Groce UMC. For our church family, this brings great sadness. Something that has been a mainstay of our lives (going to church) has been snatched away. Attempts to return to in-person worship have never materialized. An increase in positive cases, especially around the holidays, interfered with our return, Needless to say, we have been disappointed by these circumstances, but hold fast to the need to “love our neighbor” and “do no harm” so we can be safe and healthy
Now with signs of the COVID cases declining in Buncombe County and the rollout of vaccines, our Church Council believes we are in the best situation to return to in-person worship. Plans are underway to return to in-person worship on Easter Sunday, April 4th at 11 o’clock. We will have an outdoor service earlier on Easter Sunday, weather permitting. We will share more information about Easter services as plans develop.