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  October 2020  
Upcoming Events


Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Caddo Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
UMY Sunday Night Youth
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Youth 7-12th grades meet for learning, worship,fellowship, food, and fun All are welcome! Meet outside at the pavilion.


Lydia Circle
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Meets in Room 204 - Knitting and crocheting for mission projects.


Bell Choir
6:00 PM
Bible Search
Upper Room Daily Reflections

You are not alone!
Jesus is Immanuel (God-with-us) and he remains with us always

"they will call him Immanuel” (which means 'God with us')" (Matthew 1:23).
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:20).


If you can't join us in person for worship, you can go to the church's Facebook page and particpate through Facebook Live. 10:00 a.m. Sunday.


First UMC and COVID-19

These measures are in place to protect the safety and health of all church members. Therefore, we ask that all attendees comply with the following measures to better protect you, your family and your church family. 

  • First, we strongly encourage all who are sick or immune compromised to stay home and continue to watch the worship service on Facebook Live or the church website. The morning service will be posted within an hour after it concludes, so by noon.
  • We ask that you not arrive more than 15 minutes before the service—so not before 9:45. And, we won’t linger in the building when the service is over.
  • There are only 2 entrances used to access the church: the two north entrances at the east and west ends of the hall. They are marked. Ushers take temperatures of all members when entering into the church. If you are running a fever you will be asked not to attend worship that day.
  • Face masks are required while in the church and for worship. We have a supply of masks available or you can bring your own.
  • You’re encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entering the church. There are several bottles of hand sanitizer placed around the sanctuary for your use.
  • For the time being, coffee/breakfast foods are not provided. 
  • There is no “meet and greet” time during the service.
  • We aren't using hymnals. Handouts with announcements are pre-placed on chairs.
  • The choir isn't singing. We have been advised that congregational singing is safe while we wear masks.
  • Instead of passing offering plates, we have stationary containers to collect offering. Or, giving can be done online.
  • Seating in the sanctuary has groups of chairs set 6 feet apart around the sanctuary.
  • Until further notice there will be no adult Sunday school classes meeting.
  • For now, there will not be any children’s programming. This includes Sunday school, children’s worship and nursery. There is a table set up with materials for the children to help keep them busy and entertained during worship time. Crayons will be returned to marked locations, then sanitized and reused for the next week’s service.

This is Phase One of reopening. All items will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and changes will be made when conditions allow. We’ll continue to communicate with you any new information as the situation changes. Please know we are doing all of this to best protect you and your family. Thank you for patience and understanding during this unusual time. 


















Contact Us  
First United Methodist Church
5400 W Main Street
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Mailing Address
PO Box 518
Durant, Oklahoma 74702
Map  •   Directions
Phone 580-924-4670
Regular Schedule  


  • Sunday School at Durant
    – 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
  • Worship at Durant
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Caddo Campus Worship Service
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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