We continue our phased approach to safely reopen our campus in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective May 1, we move into Stage 4A of our reopening plan. This plan allows for up to 250 in attendance per worship service and makes masks optional for outdoor events with masking indoors still in effect. We still encourage you to let us know if you’ll attend worship each weekend so our team can prepare for your arrival. We ask that you still register your children for BUMC Kids Sunday Mornings to keep proper ratios of children and adults.
(Updated April 30, 2021 at 12:13 p.m.)
- Our building is now open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Staff and clergy are phasing back into working in the building and remain available to you via email and phone
- If you are a church member and urgently need to reach a pastor, contact the pastor-on-call at 615.969.3086
- All Tennesseans are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Williamson County. Visit williamsonready.org or call the Williamson County Vaccine Info Line at 615.595.4880 to learn more.
- If you are in crisis due to COVID-19, text HOME to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor. This is a free service available 24/7. This service is provided by Crisis Text Line and is not produced by BUMC.
- Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised. If any of the above sounds like they may be happening to you or someone you love, you are not alone (from the National Domestic Violence Hotline). The YWCA 24-hour Crisis + Support Helpline is available 24/7 at 1.800.334.4628 or by texting 615.983.5170.
What You Can Do
The 3 W's can make a big difference in controlling COVID-19. We follow these three guidelines on our campus, and we encourage you to do so wherever you go (via Center for Disease Control).
- Wear a mask: face coverings with multiple layers are proven most effective in blocking particles
- Wash your hands: use soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds, making sure to scrub all over your hands and wrists
- Watch your distance: we keep a minimum six-feet distance during in-person gatherings and worship (more distance could be necessary depending on the activity)