Covid-19 Update for Local Churches

November 18, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Cooper released a new COVID-19 County Alert System to give individuals, businesses, community organizations, and public officials another tool to understand the community spread in their county and to make decisions about actions to slow the spread of the virus.

The Bishop and Cabinet urge pastors and church leaders to use this system to monitor their county and to reconsider their decision to hold indoor worship, particularly if their county is “red."  

All local churches are asked to use extreme caution in response to the recent rapid spread of the virus.

We thank the United Methodists across Western North Carolina for “loving their neighbor” by doing all that they can do to limit the spread of COVID-19.  



Phase Three Extension - Guidelines for In-Person Worship and Ministry During COVID-19

Find more updates from the Western NC Conference and resources to help with your ministry during the time of COVID-19 here

Find up-to-date information on the spread of the virus in your area at the NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard.

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