Dear Members and Friends,

As you may have heard, COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in Ohio and across the country. Gov. DeWine escalated 29 counties, including Franklin County, to a level 3/red alert in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. This indicates that the county is experiencing exceedingly high exposure and spread of the coronavirus. Based on the guidelines developed by our Re-Opening Task Force, affirmed by the Consistory, David’s United Church of Christ will re-close our building for in-person worship and other activities, effective today. Worship will be live streamed from the sanctuary, with only worship leaders present. While we are extremely disappointed to have to close after being reopen for such a brief time, your leadership is confident this is the right decision. Just as much as we care about your spiritual health and well-being, we want to protect your physical health and well-being as well. We urge you to be vigilant in safeguarding your health and those around you in this time. Remember these words from Deuteronomy, ” “Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread…, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; God will not fail you or forsake you.’” Keep the faith and stay in Christian community with one another, even as we are physically apart.

In Christ’s Love,
Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell

Read David’s UCC Protocol for In-Person Gatherings below.



  • For any prayer requests, emotional support, or other assistance you may need during these time, please email Rev. James at

David’s Extended Care is currently open. If you are in need of childcare please call 614-837-7734.


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