Heritage is gathering on Sunday at 9am and 10:45am and on Wednesday at 6:30pm. To help ensure the safety of our congregation and to enhance our witness in Northeast Tennessee during the Covid-19 pandemic, the elders have created the following guidelines for our ministries. We recognize that people possess varying levels of comfort with meeting together at this time and, as a result, are grateful for the in-person and livestream opportunities for the church body to continue to meet personally and virtually during this unique time in history. For those who choose to attend Heritage,
- Congregants are encouraged to wear masks.
- Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the buildings.
- Every-other-pew in the sanctuary is cordoned to encourage social distancing
The Sunday 9am service is livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube while the Wednesday night service is livestreamed on Facebook. The service begins at 6:30 but the livestream starts at 7pm.
Our children’s ministries are meeting during the 10:45 worship hour. All children are encouraged to wear masks. All of our workers wear masks.
Our youth ministry is also meeting each week. The young people and leaders wear masks while inside or traveling together but do not wear masks outside.
In addition, Community Groups are meeting on Sundays in our building and in home groups throughout the week. If you are interested in a CG, contact [email protected]
Our elders recognize that the medical community and congregants possess differing opinions about meeting during the pandemic but have created these precautions in an effort to
- Meet physically during the pandemic
- Protect the physical health of those who gather
- Unify the body in meeting physically or virtually
- Maintain our witness of love for each other and our community
In the midst of this global pandemic, Heritage continues to meet and minister to our community and the world. Our weekly e-mail newsletter, the Connect, provides updated information about Heritage and its ministries. E-mail [email protected] to receive the Connect. In addition, our ongoing ministries are highlighted each Sunday during our services.
National, state and local guidance changes almost daily as new knowledge is gained about responding to Covid-19. Members and guests can refer to the Connect, the Heritage website and Heritage Facebook page for updates.