We will continue to provide both on-line worship and drive-in services. The exception to this will be on Sunday, September 27th, when Rev. Margret will be on vacation. On that Sunday, Rev. Janet Stoddard will be providing pulpit supply for the Drive-In style service only. We will not be holding (ZOOM) Coffee hour while we have Drive-In Worship. A service on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page will still be available at 10 am on Sunday mornings.
It is with great joy that I am announcing that, based on the recommendation of the Re-Opening Task Force, the Council voted to re-open the church for worship in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 11th.
Much has to be done in order to create a safe environment for our parishioners, but you will become aware of what we have done to make the sanctuary safe, what you must do, and what procedures must be followed prior to October 11th.
Also, parts of the service will be quite different from what we are used to. For example, while there will be organ music and often a soloist, there will be no singing of hymns by the congregation.
As I have mentioned before, all this is based on the current conditions that exist regarding COVID-19. If there is a spike in cases, or if other recommendations by the State or CDC are issued, we will have to adjust our plans accordingly.
Hope you are all staying well and enjoying the latter days of summer and I am looking forward to seeing many of you again in our beautiful sanctuary on October 11th.
Judy, Council Chair
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS
For worship services, words of inspiration, and other information, please check e-mail, Facebook (First Church of Christ, Congregational), our YouTube channel (First Church New Britain) and our website, www.firstnewbritain.org. You can subscribe to YouTube and you’ll be alerted to new postings. You can share posts with friends and family and share any suggestions with Rev. Margret.
First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC
830 Corbin Avenue
New Britain, CT 06052
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MISSION STATEMENT: First Church is a community of faith that is rooted and grounded in God’s love for all people. Affirming the teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to provide a caring and open environment where diversity is welcome and all are respected as children of God. We support and encourage one another to live our faith through service to others.