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SMALL GROUP REGATHERING

Beginning June 15th we will offer two rooms for the use of your small groups. 


  • Wesley Hall will be available for groups up to 50 people. 
  • Room 254 will be available for groups up to 15.


Groups may reserve these spaces on the following schedule: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from  7:00 to 8:00 pm  
  • Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am


Rooms will be available on a first reserved basis. A church staff member will be on site to welcome your group and help if needed. 

  • Entrance and exit from the church will be at the Porte Cochere doors. Groups using room 254 will enter and turn left walking toward the choir room and then turn right toward 254 (these groups will have access to restrooms near the choir room). 
  • Groups using Wesley Hall will enter and head straight down the hall passing the offices on their way to Wesley Hall (these groups will have access to restrooms near the church library). 
  • The group leader will be required to turn in an attendance record to the on site staff member before leaving. Though temperature monitoring is not required we will have touch-less thermometers available if requested by groups. Disposable masks will also be provided for those who do not have their own mask. 
  • To limit exposure groups are allowed 1 hour maximum to meet, this includes gathering and exiting time so please plan on lessons no longer than 40 minutes. See below for more information and to reserve a room for your group.
  • No food or drink are allowed in the church building because of the face mask requirement. Please leave all food and drinks in your vehicle.
  • Please note that it is the group leader's responsibility to share all requirements with each group member who will be attending.
  • Tables will NOT be available for use. 

Steps for reserving meeting space for your group:

1. Review the 4 Non-Negotiables listed below.


2. Choose which space and time works for your group.


3. Click the registration link at the bottom of this page and fill out the online form to register your group.


4. If you have questions or need help please contact Rev. Nathan Irwin at nirwin@1stchurch.org or 865-591-5234.


4 Non-Negotiables

(taken from Bishop's Regathering Guidelines)

1.  Protective Face Mask

Masks MUST be worn by all church attendees. Those who are unable to wear masks, including children under two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is unable to remove the mask without assistance should remain home.

2. Social distancing

A minimum of 6 feet must be implemented in the seating of household participants. This means that room attendance limits must not be exceeded.

3. Attendance recording

It is required to document EVERYONE who is in attendance with their contact information for the purpose of being able to contact them if someone were to become sick or exposed.

4. Cleaning and contact

Sanitizing and disinfecting are necessary for public spaces, especially high-touch places such as railings, door handles, seating, and restrooms. Church staff will sanitize rooms after each use, but please limit contact with high touch surfaces as much as possible to ease this process.

Reserving a Room

  • Choose the room that you wish to reserve below and click "select."
  • Choose the date
  • Select the available time slot that you want
  • Fill out all required info (name, email, phone number, group name, group size)

If you have questions or need help please let us know by contacting Rev. Nathan Irwin nirwin@1stchurch.org.