Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 9/25/20
I have some exciting news for you! Bishop Taylor has given the churches of the Holston Conference permission to once again open their buildings for in-person worship. Our COVID-19 Task Force has been working on a plan, and we are ready to hold in-person INDOOR worship services beginning Sunday, October 4 at 10:45 am. We do not take this decision lightly as we remain in the middle of a pandemic. The health and safety of the people of Central remain the highest priority as we seek to do no harm, and we are committed to re-opening in the safest manner possible. While we are looking forward to being together, for now some things will look different.
We recognize that not everyone feels comfortable returning at this point. You should feel no guilt or pressure to return. We will continue to our offer our Wednesday evening worship outdoors at 6:30 pm as long as the weather permits. We will also be live-streaming the services each week on Facebook, YouTube and through our website. We invite you to be engaged in a way that is most comfortable to you.
This takes a village, and I couldn’t be more happy to be in a village with you. May the Holy Spirit continue to work in and through us as we live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Learn more about our guidelines & protocols for worship here.
I look forward to being in worship with you on October 4 at 10:45 am. This is World Communion Sunday, so appropriately we will celebrate Holy Communion together.
Keep the faith!
Central’s COVID-19 Task Force: Elizabeth Thomas, Tim Gangaware, Jabette Carlson, Doug Johnson, Don Loy and Rev. Stephanie Parrott