COVID-19 Information

Updated April 27, 2021

In keeping with our commitments to be both a welcoming and inclusive community and protect the health and wellbeing of all, we will move back to holding regular worship in our "Outdoor Sanctuary" in Bird Park, next to our church building, beginning May 2. By gathering outside, we can share a richer worship experience together while still balancing the need for precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • All are welcome and no advanced sign-up is required!

  • Worship begins at 10:15 am and will run 45 minutes-1 hour. Bulletins will be provided, as will individually prepared servings of communion elements on the first Sunday of the month. (You are more than welcome to print out a bulletin  from the website and bring it with you, as well as bringing your own communion elements if you wish) 

  • BYOC: Please bring your own folding chair or blanket to sit on during the service, and set up with 6 feet of distance between you and your neighbors.

  • Come as you are, but be prepared for the weather. Please wear a face covering at all times while on church grounds.

  • Since we will be outdoors and masked, congregational singing and responsive reading will be a part of worship once again!

  • In case of rain, advance notice will be provided (when possible) that services will be held indoors. When service takes place inside, capacity will be limited to 40 people. Those who attend in person will be asked to sign in when they arrive (for the purposes of contact tracing in the event of a COVID infection); advanced sign-up will not be required.

 

Services will continue to be livestreamed as well on our church's Facebook page. For those joining via live stream, please comment and share the video on your social media accounts as you feel led. Video recordings of worship services will air on Walpole Media TV (Comcast channel 8/Verizon Channel 31) on Tuesdays at 1 o'clock pm.

 

​Sunday School will be held on the first and third Sundays of the month in Herbert Harrison Hall during the worship service at 10:15 am. Children will participate in the first part of the service outside, and then into HHH after the sharing of signs of peace. They will return after the sermon., and return after the sermon.

  • All school-aged children are invited to participate. Masks and social distancing will be required during the Sunday school activities. As in the sanctuary, an air purifier will be used and windows opened for added ventilation as needed. Sunday school will also last 30 minutes.

Other ongoing events in the life of the church:

  • A Virtual Bible Study (via "Zoom" Video Conferencing): Thursdays 7 pm

  • A Virtual Fellowship Hour (via Zoom): Sundays at 11 am following worship.

A Few More Details:

  • The church office is only occasionally staffed; our office manager continues to primarily work from home. If you need to come by the building, please contact the office manager to make arrangements.

  • The Walpole Multi-Church Youth Group is currently meeting online. For more information, visit fb.me/wmcyi

For detailed information from the Town of Walpole, please click here .

For detailed information from the Southern New England Conference, please click here.