On March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision to temporarily cease in-person worship within the Holston Conference. On June 1, 2020 the Holston Conference COVID-19 Task Force released a conference-wide plan, “Taking Steps Forward Faithfully and Safely,” for local churches to follow in order to return to in-person worship. A second edition of this plan was released to offer additional clarification.
Since the release of the second edition of “Taking Steps,” there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases. Taking these increases into consideration, some of our District Superintendents are discovering the need to, once again, temporarily cease in-person worship in some areas.