In coordination with the Building and Grounds Team, the Leadership Circle has scheduled re-gathering for in-person worship, Sunday October 11 at 10:00 a.m., pending continuing progress in responding to COVID-19 on Cape Cod, Initially we will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall. We have been working hard to provide worship services that are saie and welcoming, which will lnclude a deep professionally done sanitizing of the church building in early October as well as sanitizing between each service. We will also
have four HEPA filteTs, purifying the air throughout the service. We are following the guidelines of the State of Massachusetts and Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Worship will be different, initially limited to 30 participants and in the Fellowship Hall, we will have to learn new ways to be a community of faith. Here are some changes that are necessary for safe public worship:
- Everyone must wear masks. (We will provide disposable masks if you need one.)
- Attendees need to make reservations each week by Thursday noon to help us provide safe distancing.
- Seating will be assigned with seats placed six-feet apart with the possibility of family seating if requested.
- Attendance will be taken in case we need to do contact tracing.
- We will have beautifiil instrumental music but no congregational hymn singing.
- Communion will be provided in packets.
- Offering plates will be placed in the back of the Fellowship Hall.
- At the end of the service, people will be dismissed beginning with the back row. You will be encouraged to proceed to the parking lot for safe socializing.
- Fountains will be turned off to prevent contagion.
- Hand sanitizers will be readily available.
We recognize that this will be challenging for all of us. We realize that many of you will not feel comfortable with public worship until we have a vaccine or safe treatment for COVID 19. We support yoitr decision and will continue to provide the following.
- Sunday Zoom Worship and Weekday Morning Prayer as well as adult classes online
- Daily meditations provided by Pastor Bruce.
- The possibility of parking lot worship at the 10 a.m. service. (Let us know if you’reinterested.)
- Regular Music and Meditation programs by Pastor Pam.