COVID-19

During these times of uncertainty, and fear, we highly recommend all people, especially those in high-risk groups, to self-isolate, to continue to practice social distancing, and wearing masks. While all in-person church services, meetings, ministries and activities had been canceled/postponed in mid-March, we are starting to incorporate some small-group in-person gatherings for groups of 10 people and fewer.

To find out what’s happening in the life of the church, check out our EVENTS PAGE. To get on the church’s eBlast list to stay up-to-date with church happenings, CLICK HERE.

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Want to host a gathering inside or outside church buildings or off-church grounds? CLICK HERE

The church office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon. The church’s voicemail and email are being checked to respond to all church member’s needs and concerns. You are encouraged to not show up to the church office in person, rather call the office at 805-466-2566 or email mail@atascaderoumc.org.

Keep scrolling for links to videos, tips from health professionals and more. We will be updating this page daily, so be sure to check back for more information.

Letter from Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall

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Links you may be looking for


Sunday Worship Services

We will hold worship services EVERY SUNDAY at 10 a.m. ONLINE for the foreseeable future. Find the link to the video on the homepage starting the Saturday before the service. You can also go to our YouTube Channel. Click on the photo below to watch our online Sunday worship services.

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How to limit the spread of COVID-19

There is currently no vaccination for COVID-19.  The best prevention is to avoid being exposed to the virus. 

As with any virus, there are also steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:

  • Wear a mask every time you go out. It won’t necessarily protect you from getting the virus, but it will keep you from spreading it if you have it & don’t know it.
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue.  
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly.

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If you have or suspect you have COVID-19

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow CDC guidance to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

More Resources

Atascadero UMC FB community group

ReadySLO.org