COVID Updates & Policies

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SANCTUARY CLOSED - VIRTUAL ONLY

We will remain virtual only until Sept 12. Please you tune in to our live worship stream at stjohnumc.org/live and pick the platform of your choice.

Thank you to everyone who continues to make appropriate decisions for the health & safety of our community. The simple rule of thumb: do not attend if you are feeling sick, have a fever, have any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with a positive COVID person. In addition, if anyone in your home is considering COVID testing, awaiting COVID testing results, or has tested positive for COVID, do not attend in person services. Contact our communications director, Deanna, if you receive positive test results after attending an in person service or event. If you have any questions, please contact Deanna's office number at 423-702-3576.

Thank you for your support! Continue to pray for each other and lift up all the households affected by this virus.


Letter from Pastor

https://faithlife.com/stjohnumc-cha/newsletters/112633390

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COVID Safety Guidelines

Masks

  • The wearing of masks is required for all in-person gatherings on the St John campus.


Spatial Distancing

  • Spatial distancing is encouraged in the common areas, such as the lobby areas, the restrooms, & hallways.
  • Distanced seating is no longer required in the sanctuary.
  • The back 4 rows & the balcony will remain distanced seating for those that desire it.
  • Small groups may determine their own guidelines, but spatial distancing is encouraged while indoors.


Hand Sanitizing

  • Sanitizing is recommended upon entering the building for any reason.
  • Limitation of one household in restroom is lifted. Hand washing is still encouraged!


Attendance

  • We will continue to maintain good attendance records to adhere to conference reporting requirements and contact tracing measures.
  • Worship attendance will continue the use of kiosk tablets and electronic check in measures, both kiosk & text.
  • Small group gatherings are asked to record attendance for every occasion. Small groups can record on kiosk tablet or submit paper attendance list to the main office (slot in door).


Offering

  • No offering plate will be passed.
  • Electronic giving is encouraged.
  • An offering box will be available at the entrance to the sanctuary for cash, check or envelopes.
  • Sunday School classes should place their offering envelopes in the offering box at the sanctuary doors.
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Reserve space for your small group to return to the building
We have many Bible studies meeting around the area. If you would like to return to the building, register your group here.
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Volunteer on the Welcome or Clean Teams!
We have new teams to help us reopen for in house worship. If you would like to volunteer for one of these new teams, get more information here.
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