First United Methodist Church of Bristol

**Welcome Back to In-Person Church!**

In-Person Worship Resumes This Sunday, March 21

We are ecstatic to announce that First UMC Bristol will be re-opening to in-person worship this Sunday, March 21! We will have one service on Sunday at 11:00 in the Sanctuary. If you are uncomfortable with worshiping in person or unable to join us for whatever reason, please tune in as we live-stream the service on Facebook. As a reminder, we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Even though people are being vaccinated and infection rates are declining, we will be maintaining recommended best public health practices for the foreseeable future. When you come worship with us, some specific things will happen:

-Enter the narthex doors beside the sanctuary.

-Wear a cloth mask that covers your mouth and nose.

-Temperature checks will be done.

-You will be asked a handful of questions about your current health and recent interaction with other people who may be at risk for COVID-19.

-Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and anyone outside of your immediate household.

-Minimize your use of the lavatory and sanitize the spaces you use, and

-Exit the Sanctuary through the side doors closest to the parking lot.

This is a first step back toward normalcy, and we are looking forward making more progress very soon, but we will all have to cooperate to ensure that can happen. We have missed being together in worship and we look forward to seeing you!

You may still join us online via our live streamed services, or watch later — Past and current services can be found here.

We have just launched a Facebook Group to fellowship, pray, and support each other virtually.

What We Do

In the Before Times and hopefully in the future, we can return to weekly Book Studies, Sunday School, and our Contemplative Service as well as our Traditional Service.

We are very involved in our local community and with ministries abroad. We partner with local charities and missions. We are trying to bring Christ’s mercy, light, and love to all the places we can reach. We can best do this by striving to support and live in harmony with each other and with those we encounter in our lives.


Location

We are located at 322 Vance Dr. in Bristol, Tennessee