The Administrative Council of First United Methodist Church Bristol met on Sunday afternoon, August 22, to discuss the developing challenge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and our response to it. We are requiring all groups of two or more people to be fully masked inside the church building. We will continue singing hymns during our 11:00 service, and all other practices we have had in place will remain.
We are trying to keep everyone in attendance — as well as our entire community — safe. The Delta variant is hospitalizing and destroying children, which was not generally true of the original strain of COVID-19. Additionally, it is causing illness in vaccinated people, although usually not as severe as in the unvaccinated. We want everyone who comes to our church to be able to worship as safely as possible.
Let’s all do our part to protect our children, our church family, and our community.