Service in the Sanctuary

Service Cancelled for Sunday, January 30 due to the weather. We’ll be back on Facebook Live next Sunday, February 6.

Update for In-Person Services

Until Sunday, February 6, we continue to broadcast the 10 a.m. worship service from the sanctuary on Facebook Live only. Pastor Jean and a minimal number of worship leaders will be the only people present in the sanctuary during the service.

This decision was made in consultation with the Executive Council and the Diaconate. The post-holiday surge and the heightened transmissibility of the Omicron variant has indeed increased in momentum, and this current reality immediately led our church leaders to determine how to faithfully pivot, whether to continue in-person, to cancel, or to go virtual, and in what mode, plus how to get the word out. These decision-making groups came to the consensus to go virtual on Facebook Live.

We will see how COVID evolves over the coming weeks and the Executive Council and the Diaconate will reassess plans by their meetings on February 2.

Please be in touch with any of the Executive Council members or one of the deacons if you have any questions.

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COVID Protocols for Sunday Services 

Here’s what the church is doing:

We are turning on the fans for optimal inside ventilation, providing hand sanitizer, tight fitting masks, spacing our worship leaders, and providing some seating guidance in the pews and balcony, ten feet apart, in order to accommodate congregational singing. We also provide an attendance sign-in sheet in the entryway for contract tracing, in case it is needed. The church serves individual coffees and individually-wrapped snacks during coffee fellowship.

Here is what we are asking you to do on Sundays:

If you are not feeling well, do not come to church. You may access the worship service online through Facebook Live. (See above instructions.) Please wash your hands before coming. Wear a tight-fitting mask; you can pick one up that is hospital-grade in the entryway. Sign in for contact tracing, in case it might become necessary to follow up with other attendees. Pick up your own worship bulletin and name-tag. Use hand sanitizer. Respect social distancing as you interact with one another and as you sit by yourself, or in family or friend clusters. Do not assume that handshaking and hugs are welcome by others.

You may sit in the pews on the floor level of the sanctuary first. There are white sheets of paper in the pews, approximately indicating a ten-foot span, but we rely upon you using your own common sense. If you are less comfortable with congregational singing, you may opt to sit in the balcony. You may also want to avail yourself of personal antigen testing at home as an added safeguard. Assess your own level of comfort with the risks and exercise your own judgment about in-person attendance. We recognize that everyone has a different level of comfort and these protocols are put in place to help everyone be as safe as possible.

If you have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed, please call the church office (617-323-8302) or Pastor Jean (206-909-0448) immediately, so we can assess and notify through contact tracing. God bless you!

 

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Whether you believe a little or a lot or perhaps not at all, you are welcome here. No matter the color of your skin or who you love, no matter where you are from or where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We believe worship is at the heart of our life together as Christians. We believe that God calls us together for worship, and that as we come from different backgrounds and with many different experiences, God unites us into one body that celebrates but does not water down our differences.

At Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC we cherish the God-given gift of diversity in our worship services as we seek spiritual nourishment through music, prayer, and preaching.