Covid 19 Operating Policies

We are currently offering in-person services. We follow the recommendations provided by the CDC and the State of Connecticut. The following protocols are in place to attend a worship service inside the sanctuary. (updated June 8, 2021)

It is important to note, anyone who is at risk or feels uncomfortable about attending services in-person are encouraged to join us on Facebook Live or our homepage.

  • Masks:
    Fully vaccinated people are permitted in the building without a mask. We understand that, for a variety of reasons, people may want to keep wearing a mask. We support your choice entirely, either way. We also ask that, for your own safety and the safety of others, those who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask in the building. 

  • It is safest if each attendee brings their own hand sanitizer, however hand sanitizer will be made available at the entrance and exit. 

  • Social distancing is required; all people, except members of the same family, shall remain 6 ft. apart at all times.

  • We will continue to say/wave/sign The Peace from our seats.

  • Offerings may be dropped in the offering plate at the entrance of the Sanctuary. 

  • When the consecrated host is served, all individuals choosing to participate maintain a 6’ distance apart (except members of the same family) and wait until seated to remove masks to consume the host.

  • All individuals participating in the service itself will do so from a position behind the rood screen. 

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Below are the protocols that will be in place to attend a worship service outside:

  • Fully vaccinated people are permitted to attend without a mask. We understand that, for a variety of reasons, people may want to keep wearing a mask. We support your choice entirely, either way. We also ask that, for your own safety and the safety of others, those who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask to arrive, find seating, and depart. Once seated masks may be removed. However upon moving about, masks must be used. 

  • It is safest if each attendee brings their own hand sanitizer, however hand sanitizer will be made available. 

  • Seating will be provided to allow for social distancing. All people, except members of the same family, shall remain 6 ft. apart at all times.

  • If you choose to use it, a bulletin will be provided for the service. 

  • We will continue to say/wave/sign The Peace from our seats.

  • A basket will be made available in a stationary location for offerings. 

  • When the consecrated host is served, all individuals choosing to participate maintain a 6’ distance apart (except members of the same family) and wait until seated to remove masks to consume the host.

  • All individuals participating in the service itself will do so in an area that is at a minimum of 10' away from attendees.