Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, reopened its doors to in-person services on July 5, two weeks after the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church entered Stage II of its reopening plan.
According to a release from Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, changes in Stage II include:
—Persons of any age in good health may now serve as volunteers;
—There are now no set age limitations on children attending worship. Parents are asked to determine if their child can abide by the requirements such as distancing and wearing of face coverings. We invite parents to sit near the exits of the worship space in case they need to leave the service quickly;
—Baptisms may be offered during Stage II using a recommended protocol referenced in the Technical Assistance Manual;
—In-person gatherings of 50 or fewer may take place on site if churches develop and submit a plan to the District Superintendent using the requirements in the Technical Assistance Manual, and
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