Dear Central UMC,
Thank you for your faithfulness to Christ and His Church during this unprecedented time. We know this has been difficult for us all. We are thankful for the staff, lay leaders and administrative council who have been working hard to develop an intentional plans for us at Central.
Guiding principles for us with ministry at Central have been to Protect, Adapt, Respond and Lead. We have been networking with other churches and Holston Conference leadership to open as safely as possible. We are committed to protecting those we minister to and are with.
Looking ahead through 2020 and into 2021, we anticipate we will have a hybrid ministry: physical ministry and online ministry. Our mission is the same, to make disciples of Jesus and we will seek to do that physically and online. We will return back to in-person ministry when we feel it is safe to do so.
We recognize that many have differing attitudes. We encourage you to show respect to one another and remember that we are ONE church. In a spirit of unity, please choose to honor one another above yourselves. Please keep checking our website and Facebook page to see important ministry updates.
Yours in Christ,