STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)—One church is reopening its doors for in-person worship Sunday.
Pastor Jim Genesse of the First United Methodist Church I’m Starkville said this is the second time they have reopened during the pandemic.
He said they reopened back in June when statewide coronavirus cases were steadily declining. Once cases began to spike again, the Bishop of the Mississippi Annual Conference requested all United Methodist churches to stop services, said Genesse.
The church will look different for services this Sunday, August 16.
Genesse said visitors must enter the church on Lampkin Street in a single file line. Everyone must wear masks when entering the building and must follow the social distancing markers on the floor.
He said there are signs on the pews to help families social distance from one another.
There are also hand sanitizing stations set up on the walls.
Sunday services start at 8:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.