Thank you for responding to our COVID-19 Safety Measures Survey. Let me share with you three of the more significant findings and their impact for our church.
Have you attended a worship service in the last six weeks?
- Yes 207
- No 128
Are you comfortable with our current COVID-19 safety measures?
- Yes 183 (91%)
- Neutral 12 (6%)
- No 7 (3%)
Would you be comfortable if we increased capacity to 50%?
- Yes 178 (64%)
- Neutral 45 (16%)
- No 55 (20%)
In light of these findings, our increased Sunday morning attendance, the changes announced by Gov. Lee for the State of Tennessee and the updates for Knox County, we will initiate the following measures for the Central Bearden campus.
Beginning, this Sunday, May 2nd
We will increase sanctuary worship capacity for all center section pews on the lower level for seating. Side sections and balcony will still have every other pew closed. Masks are still required for this Sunday.
Beginning Sunday, May 9th
Masks will be optional for all and, for those unvaccinated, encouraged. Individual Bible study, Sunday School classes, and ministry groups are free to require them for their own small group meetings, if deemed necessary.
With only three weeks remaining in the school year, Preschool Weekday will maintain their current COVID-19 policies, including mask requirements, until the end of the spring term.
Thank you for your continued care for one another, support for ministries here (and consequently, around the globe), patience, and prayers.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid” (John 14:27, NRSV)
For detailed Covid-19 guidelines, visit our guidelines page.