Reserving your space in Sunday Worship

Starting with our Sunday worship service on October 4, we will be using online reservations to manage attendance and limit seating capacity.

There are two options for reserving seats:


1. Seating Areas  

We have measured out 19 seating areas in the sanctuary that are at least 6 feet apart from each other. Each seating area is the length of half of a pew and can accommodate up to 5 members of the same household. 

  • If you have more than 5 members of your household that will be attending together, you will need to reserve an additional seating area to accommodate everyone in your group. 

  • If you have a combination of small children and adults, please use your best judgment as to how many can fit comfortably in a seating area.

2. Individual Chairs 

In addition to the seating areas, Six individual chairs will be placed 6 feet apart around the back of the sanctuary and can be reserved by individuals and couples. 

  • If single chairs are full at the time of reservation, individuals and couples may reserve a full seating area. 

  • Individuals and couples from different households will not be placed together in a seating area.

For both options, ushers will direct you to your seats upon arrival. You will not be able to request a specific pew or chair location ahead of time. 







Overflow seating will be set up in the Fiesta Center for those who arrive for worship without reservations. Seating in the Fiesta Center will be in individual chairs spaced 6 feet from one another and a livestream of the service will be viewed on a large screen. 

Please keep in mind the following guidelines for attending worship in-person:

  • Masks must be worn in the building at all times.

  • We will maintain social distance during the service. There will be no hugging, shaking hands, or other contact permitted.

  • We will not sing when worshiping in person. Hymns will be played and led by the church staff. The congregation may be asked to hum along to the hymns.

  • You will be asked to enter through the Gathering Area doors and exit the building through the Sanctuary doors.

  • Please plan to arrive by 8:30 am to allow enough time for seating.

Before reserving your space, please take a moment to read the Expectations for Those Who Worship at UMCWC During the Yellow and Green Phase and the  Visitor Screening that you will be asked to review before entering the building. 

Example of Seating Areas and Individual Chairs

Expectations during Yellow and Green Pha

United Methodist Church of West Chester 2019

129 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382    610-692-5190