December 20, 2020

Phased Plans for Steps Moving Forward or Backward As mentioned last week, the Mandarin/Longleaf Relaunch Team constantly reassess the effectiveness of our current plan every two weeks. Moving forward among phases should be done gradually, so that we have time to accurately assess the impact of any changes made. We …

December 13, 2020

Update from the Relaunch Team Dear Church Family, The year 2020 has caused businesses, governments, schools, and even churches to adapt to the ever-changing needs we find ourselves in. Mandarin UMC/Longleaf Church is no different. The Mandarin/Longleaf Relaunch Team reassess the effectiveness of our current plan every two weeks. Moving …

December 4, 2020

Joining us for In-Person Worship? If you are joining us here in-person here, we are practicing social distancing as well as requiring masks. Out of love for our neighbors and ourselves, if you are joining us in person you are attesting that you do not have any one of the following symptoms: …

October 4, 2020

In-person worship is THIS Sunday, October 4th at 9:00 am! The Connection Service will also be moving to 11:00 am and will still be available online only through Facebook, YouTube, and the website. Please let us know if you’re able to attend by signing up. Only one sign-up per family required. If the service will be canceled …

September 17, 2020 Update

We are so excited to be preparing to return to in-person worship on Sunday, October 4th at 9:00 am in the parking lot behind the Gym (Building A)! We will be live-streaming the outdoor, in-person worship service at 9:00 am! The Connection Service will also be moving to 11:00 am …

September 11, 2020

Dear Mandarin UMC and Longleaf Church, We are extremely excited to begin outdoor in-person worship with you starting on September 27th for Longleaf Church, at Freedom Crossing Academy, and October 4th at Mandarin UMC. We are working diligently to make sure all proper procedures and safety guidelines are in place …

September 2, 2020 Update

Dear Mandarin UMC and Longleaf Church, It has been over 6 months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and we know that these months have been trying to say the least. Over these last few months, we at Mandarin and Longleaf have been trying to create ways to worship and serve …

Drive-In Devotion

We are excited to announce on Thursday, August 20th Mandarin will be holding our first “Drive-In” devotion time! This will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot near the Rec center.  Audio will be available via an FM radio channel that will be posted when you arrive to …

July 23, 2020 Update

We take the health of our community very seriously and encourage caution for the well-being of everyone across the Duval/Clay/St. Johns community. Our Relaunch team is monitoring governmental guidance, FLUMC guidelines, and scientific recommendations, and we will adjust our phased plans as conditions warrant. We recognize that other churches and …

July 9, 2020 Update

Dear Mandarin/Longleaf Church, We pray this finds each of you safe, healthy, and well as we are in the midst of this month of July. The Mandarin/Longleaf Relaunch team is working very hard to do no harm to each one of you and our community. The Relaunch team is also …

June 26, 2020 Update

Dear Church Family,  This past Wednesday, you received a narrative from the Relaunch Team informing you of our plans for the next steps to return to in-person outdoor worship. This narrative also spoke to the relaunch of offsite outside small group opportunities. We thank you for taking the time to …