Service in the Sanctuary

What service in the Sanctuary looks like as of September 2021. 

The welcome will begin outside. You’ll be greeted by friends and colorful flowers. At the table on the porch, you can pick up and put on a medical mask and sign the attendance sheet in case we need to do contact tracing. Inside the narthex, you can find your nametag on the table and pick up a worship bulletin with the order of service on another table. A hand-sanitizing dispenser will be available to you before you enter the double doors into the sanctuary.

The fans will be on to optimize airflow. You will not be assigned seating, but please seat yourselves in family groups and at a six feet distance from others. A deacon will be walking around to assist. At the end of each pew, you will find Kleenex and hand sanitizer.

Pastor Jean, Juan, and all other worship leaders will maintain at least six feet apart from each other and will speak at a significant distance from those in the pews. For safety’s sake, we will not be singing as a congregation for the time being. We may be blessed with soloists, and we can hum along with the hymns. Even though we can’t sing it together, Juan will play the Doxology. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Should you develop any symptoms or test positive for COVID after attending Sunday services at RCC, please let Pastor Jean (206-909-0448) or the church office (617-323-8302) know immediately, so we can assess and notify through contact tracing.

For Sunday School: weather permitting, the children will continue to learn together safely outdoors on Sundays. Masked, they will play socially distant games and have a lesson, story, or learning activity in line with the theme of the morning. Miriam will teach from behind a standing clear plastic screen if there is limited space for distancing. Volunteer adults are needed.

It is of paramount importance that our members to feel safe as possible when returning to in-person. If you do not, then we totally understand and we will continue to broadcast on Facebook Live at

Please read the letter to the congregation for more information on the steps we have taken to keep our community safe.

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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.