Worship Links

Join Luminary United Methodist Church online worship at 11:00 am 

Join the Zoom worship service by computer, tablet or smart phone at:


Meeting ID: 648 047 9205            

Join the worship service by phone by dialing:     +1 301 715 8592 US

          Select # when asked for a personal ID

If joining by computer, tablet or smart phone we recommend downloading Zoom in advance.  


Job Posting

Luminary United Methodist Church seeks a part-time audio visual technician.

Qualifications include:

1. Knowledge and experience with current and up-to-date audiovisual equipment and technologies, or willingness to quickly self-train.

2. Experience with operating computers to perform several different applications that could be useful to creating information, sound, and visuals for in-house worship, website content, and social media (e.g. facebook and Youtube).

3. Experience with video production including operation of cameras and video editing

4. Able to work with experienced volunteers and train novice volunteers in a church environment

5. Must be able to able to work in a rapidly changing environment with multiple priorities

Hours: Eight (8) hours per week with presence required during Sunday worship. Requires some evening and weekend work to support various events and functions especially during the Easter and Christmas seasons and any other special events

Principle Duties include:

  • Be present Sunday mornings prior to and throughout services to perform A/V work as needed together with trained volunteers
  • Help church leaders evaluate feasibility of live streaming services, provide technical support and expertise if we decide to move forward with this possibility
  • Make recommendations for changes/enhancements to the current A/V equipment to further our mission and ministries
  • Oversee installation and operation of recommended A/V equipment for in-house worship and on-line meetings or live-streaming as funding becomes available
  • Provide weekly coordination of volunteers, providing training as needed on: (1.) soundboard operation, (2.) camera operation, (3.) Computer worship support software, (4.) on-line meeting software, and (5.) live-streaming software and hardware
  • Interface with outside professionals (or qualified church members) to maintain, service, repair all A/V equipment
  • Arrange for (or perform) security backup of computer as needed
  • Work with worship leaders to set policies for A/V equipment operation and usage

Pay: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour

To be considered for this position, you may either send a paper copy of your resume to Luminary United Methodist Church, ATTN: HR Team, 3401 River Road, Ten Mile, TN 37880 or email an electronic copy to luminaryoffice@gmail.com with a subject line of “audio visual technician job”.

Anyone interested in this position should submit their resume by July 10th, 2020.

Worship via Internet

Yes, in-person worship has resumed on a limited basis, but for those of you not ready to take that step, Luminary will continue to offer an online option.

Online worship will occur in tandem with the 11 a.m. worship in the sanctuary. Like previous Sundays, you will be able to see and hear what’s happening in the sanctuary by using the Zoom link, or hear what’s happening by dialing in.

Again, here’s the information you will need to worship online at 11 a.m.:

To join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6480479205

To dial in using any phone:  301 715 8592 followed by access code 648-047-9205  

when asked for a personal ID enter #


How We’re Resuming On-Site Worship

Worship in our sanctuary is resuming. Many of us are excited, but we all need to understand that our worship situation will continue to be very different for some time.

We will have sanctuary worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  For at least the next few weeks, there will be no other group activities in the building, including Sunday school.

We also will continue to offer online worship opportunities. If it is unsafe for you to attend in-person worship, please take advantage of these online worship events, which will be publicized on the church website, Facebook page and email system. We trust you know how to assess your own health risks. If you have any questions regarding your health risks, please contact your family physician.

For an unknown amount of time, on-site worship will be considerably different from what once seemed normal. Please read these items carefully:

  • To attend, you will have to pre-register during the week for one of the services. You can do this by calling the church office (865-376-7040) or emailing the church office (luminaryoffice@gmail.com). Timestamps on voice mails and emails will determine the order in which people registered. To maintain proper social distancing, we cannot have more than 50 worshipers in attendance in a single service. If the demand for seats exceeds 100, we will consider adding a third service at 1 p.m.
  • To attend, you will have to put on a mask before entering and keep the mask on while in the building. This is non-negotiable. Please bring your own mask.
  • As you approach the building’s front, main entrance—the only entrance that will be open—ushers will check your names against the registration list. They also will ensure you have a mask and offer you sanitizer, and help you understand seating arrangements. The sanctuary and main entry area, including the associated restrooms, will be the only parts of the church open. Please do not attempt to go elsewhere in the church building.
  • People living together in a household will need to sit together in the sanctuary, with six feet separating them from other households. We also will be following “no touch” rules before, during and after the services—stay six feet away from people not in your household and touch as few objects as possible. All pew hymnals, Bibles, notepads and such have been removed, so bring your own Bibles with you.
  • During the service, there will be no congregational singing, as group singing in an enclosed space has proven to be one of the most rapid ways to spread the COVID-19 virus. We will have music from a pianist and a soloist, as well as preaching. The three worship leaders will wear masks when not speaking or singing, and the speaker and singer will be behind plexiglass when active.
  • You will be dismissed from the services by rows to make it easier to maintain an appropriate distance while leaving.

We also assure you there is a plan in place for thorough cleaning of the entry area, bathrooms and sanctuary before and after each worship service.

We know—this is a lot of change to comprehend. We will have to work together in Christian love, which includes mutual care for one another, to make this work.

We want to get this right so we can continue to keep Roane and Meigs counties as free from Covid-19 as possible, moving toward a day when we sing loudly and move about our building freely once again.