Shawnee St. Paul’s Relaunch Team continues the work of collecting date, reviewing survey’s from community members, and examining guidelines from the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church and the CDC.

Established to advise the church governing board, the Relaunch Team aims to make its official recommendations to the board by the end of the first week of June. Recommendations will include: potential reopen date, guidelines for safe worship, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and more.

On Wednesday, May 27th, the Relaunch Team sent out surveys to members of the St. Paul’s faith community. The first round of surveys went to members with email addresses. The second round of surveys were distributed via U.S. mail on Thursday, May 28th.

The Relaunch Team will be submitting their recommendations to the Leadership Team (governing board) by the end of this week. The Leadership Team will then review the recommendations and vote to amend or approve the recommendations. The final guidelines for relaunch as recommended by the Relaunch Team and set forth by the Leadership Team, will be announced at shared with the community as soon as they are available. Watch our Sunday Evening Post newsletter, our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and our website for future announcements.

Survey’s included a few of the guidelines as given to us from our conference leadership and Bishop. Given the guidelines listed, community members were asked to respond with whether or not they would be willing to return to church in June or at another time. Respondents were also given the opportunity to suggest a date for reopen and give their feedback. All survey’s are anonymous.

To view recommendations from the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference, click on the link below. You will be take to the conference page with all of the recommendations, guidelines, policies, procedures, and directives that the Relaunch Team are reviewing.


Please add the Relaunch Team to your prayers. To speak directly with a member of the Relaunch Team, send an email to and your message will be forwarded on to the team.

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