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Wednesday First Baptist Church announced via social media that it would be implementing several precautions in response to the coronavirus. 

The post says, "We serve a sovereign God who is in control. We do not want to overreact to this crisis, but we want to do all we can to take responsible precautions," and thanks members for their cooperation.  

The full list of steps are listed below: 

1. We are encouraging our greeters and volunteers to change the way we greet guests. You will be greeted with a "hello", a warm smile, or an elbow bump, and offered any assistance you need.

2. We have already suspended the greeting time in our worship services during flu season, but we encourage you to actively greet guests with a wave, smile or verbal greeting.

3. We have increased the number of hand sanitizing stations at our main entrances.

4. We encourage you to practice common sense health routines such as hand washing, hand sanitizing, and staying home if you are sick.

"If you are well, come on to church," the church advises. "If you are sick, you can still join us on our Facebook page and use online giving."

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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