Pandemic Protocol

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On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated its recommendations for in-person gatherings. At the August 8, 2021 meeting of the MLUUC Board of Directors, the Board re-affirmed our policy of following current CDC recommendations, as follows:

  • All persons, whether fully vaccinated or not, should properly wear a mask indoors at all indoor Mountain Light gatherings (since Gilmer County and/or the surrounding areas are in an area of “substantial or high transmission.”)
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, there is no exception for removing a mask if you are socially distanced from other persons. Therefore, until further notice, we will not be offering food or beverages at indoor gatherings.

In addition, we strongly encourage those who are unvaccinated – for whatever reason (including children) – to participate in our Sunday Worship Services via Zoom. Certain other activities and meetings are also available via Zoom (see our calendar here or sign up for our newsletter here for more details).

This Pandemic Protocol applies to all indoor gatherings (including those of outside groups) but is not applicable to outdoor gatherings. The Board will continue to monitor CDC recommendations and local public health information and will update this Pandemic Protocol as needed

The Board will continue to monitor CDC recommendations and local public health information and will update this Pandemic Protocol as needed.


Please be aware that Presenters and Service Leaders have the option to appear virtually or physically; therefore, they may or may not be in the building.  Either way, we will continue to stream our services live via Zoom for the foreseeable future, and the Zoom program will be displayed on our monitors at the church.

For worship services, entry is restricted to the front door.  We strongly encourage those who are not fully vaccinated (including children) to join our Sunday worship services via Zoom.  Properly worn face masks are required in the building for all persons at all times. There are limited exceptions for presenters and other speakers during the service. We are in the process of implementing additional safety protocols (Plexiglas barriers) for any situation where an individual may be unmasked (e.g.. our speaker, service leader, etc.).

Please join us from home if you have any flu-like or COVID-like symptoms.

Our Fellowship begins at 10:00 AM.   At this time, we will not be offering beverages or food.

Even with these pandemic protocols in place, we are unable to guarantee that you will not be exposed to the virus.  Therefore, by entering our building, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and agree not to hold MLUUC liable for any illness or injury.  Be responsible.  Be safe.

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