Updated Guidance to CTC Churches on Returning to In-Person Worship & Responding to COVID-19 ©


Following the April 27 announcement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott regarding new executive orders on "Reopening Texas" in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Lowry released the following video with guidance to the local churches of the Central Texas Conference as to how they are to respond. Bishop Lowry feels it is unwise for churches to return to in-person worship and in the best interest of all - but especially the most vulnerable - that churches should stay the course and keep on with online worship only. However, consistent with all episcopal and Cabinet guidance during this crisis, Bishop Lowry will leave the decision on if and when to return to "in-person worship" with the local churches as long as they do so in consultation with their lay leadership and DS and follow ALL civil and medical orders and protocols.
Please watch the following video to hear Bishop Lowry's full statement.