First United Methodist Church of Bristol

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

In-Person Worship Resumed, March 21

***UPDATED Procedures per CDC directives, Conference advisement, and meeting of Administrative Council, May 16 ***

We 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.

We are in the midst of a global pandemic, although we are seeing an end in sight. Even though people are being vaccinated and infection rates are declining, we will be maintaining recommended best public health practices for the foreseeable future to protect each other — especially our children and immuno-compromised folks and those who cannot be vaccinated.

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.

-If we are observing Communion, you will be able to pick up an individually wrapped Communion packet with your bulletin

-We are removing the distancing devices and trusting to your common sense to sit in household groups at a reasonable distance from other groups.

-When you are seated with your household group, you may remove your mask if you wish AND if you are Fully Vaccinated (it has been at least 2 weeks since your last vaccine shot).

-If you participate in readings and congregational singing, please ensure you are correctly wearing your mask to avoid spreading airborne particulates (vaccinated or not).

-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 another step back toward normalcy, and we are looking forward to 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 also recently 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