Dear Friends,

Bishop Trimble has ordered that all United Methodist churches in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church be closed for the next four (4) weeks.  I am heartsick with this decision but will comply with the Bishops directive.

This means that First United Methodist Church of Bedford WILL NOT hold services on March 22, March 29, April 5, and April 12 which means NO SERVICES on Palm Sunday or Easter.  I will make every effort to post a video of my sermon on Facebook each week.   DVD copies of the sermons will be available for those of you who do not have internet access but do have a DVD player.

I will continue to be at the church Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until at least 3 pm unless I am forbidden to do so by authorities.  Please call at (812) 275-2627 if you need help or just someone to talk to.  I’m not in the habit of answering the office phone, so have patience if you need to leave a message, I’ll get back with you.  You can also reach me at judi.early@inumc.org and or through Facebook.  Specific requests for prayer can also be sent to bedfordfirstprayerrequests@gmail.com.  This is a private account, accessible only to me.

In the words of Bishop Trimble, ”Be Encouraged.”   This too shall pass and we will be once more gathering together to worship the Lord.  Until then, keep coming back and checking often for updates and don’t hesitate to call if you have questions or concerns.  Above all else, remember:  YOU ARE LOVED!

Blessings,

Pastor Judi

March 17, 2020