Our Healthy Church Team has been constructing and finalizing a plan to safely offer in-person worship at our Church St. Campus to present to our District Superintendant. The plan has been approved to move forward! Worship may look very different than it did prior to COVID-19. However, we are excited and eager to connect with one another again face to face, but while also keeping each other safe and healthy during this season of the pandemic.

Thank you for worshiping with us in person in recent weeks!

We have no immediate plans to restart the in-person Sunday worship service during pandemic.  


The Healthy Church Team will revisit this in early January to decide when is the best time to do so.


Stay tuned for more information!


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To Participate:

Before leaving to attend the In-Person Worship service, each attendee must:  

  • Take his or her temperature. It must be less than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in order to attend worship; 

  • Check to see whether or not his/she is feeling well; stay at home if not feeling well. 


Upon Arrival, attendees will:

  • Attendees will answer affirmatively to these four questions:


  1. I have not had 2 or more of the following symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days: • Fever • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Chills • Persistent cough • Flu-like symptoms • Diarrhea or intestinal upset • Fatigue • Sore throat • Headache • Muscle pain • Recent loss of taste or smell

  2. I have not been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (identified in #1) in the past 14 days.

  3. I have not tested positive for COVID-19, nor am I awaiting test results, nor have I tested positive and have not subsequently had complete resolution of COVID-19 symptoms.

  4. I will immediately notify the pastor if, after attending this event, I develop 2 or more symptoms of COVID-19, will avoid contact with others and will seek medical attention.


  • If attendees cannot answer “yes” to these four questions, they must return home and plan to attend worship at another time.


All attendees will:

  • Wear masks at all times while on the premises (including the parking lot)

  • Practice strict physical distancing of 6 feet or more at all times. 

  • Remain in their assigned seats during worship. Families may be seated together.

  • At the direction of ushers and greeters, follow the flow of traffic through the building as when entering and exiting the building.

Be aware:

  • No singing is allowed in the service. Humming is allowed.

  • No print media will be distributed before, during, or after the service. 

  • There will be no hymnals or Bibles in the sanctuary.

  • Offerings will not be collected during worship.

  • Offerings can be deposited in offering bins located in the hallway as worshippers exit. Online giving is encouraged.

  • There will be no childcare, coffee, or fellowship time available. 

  • There will be no socializing before or after the service.

  • There will be no handshakes or hugging. 

  • Anyone who refuses to wear a face covering, or does not keep their face covering on for the entire service, will be asked to join our Online Worship Service. Children aged 2 and above are welcome to attend in-person worship. Children under two should worship from home since they are too young to wear face coverings


To Bring:

1.    A face covering (required)

2.    Hand sanitizer if you feel you need it.

3.    Disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment if you feel you need it.

Read the full Pre-Registration Document and what to expect for BUMC's In-person Worship Service here.

Upcoming Opportunities to Connect In-Person

Join us for Drive-In Communion every first Wednesday of the month!

Stay Tuned for more opportunities to connect In-Person!

Blacksburg United Methodist Church /  540.552.5424  

info@blacksburgumc.org / Mailing Address: PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063