COVID-19 Information

Updated September 10, 2021

In keeping with our commitments to be both a welcoming and inclusive community and protect the health and wellbeing of all, we are currently worshipping in our "Outdoor Sanctuary" in Bird Park, next to our church building. 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.

  • 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.

  • Facemasks are required while inside the building for those who are unvaccinated. Even those who have been vaccinated are encouraged to wear their mask indoors to help better protect the more vulnerable among us.

 

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 resumes on September 12, and will take place during worship. Children will participate in the first part of the service outside up until the Children's Message, and then go inside for their lesson. They will return to worship before the end of service.

  • 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.

  • Nursery Care is available during worship for children aged 3 years and younger.

Other ongoing events in the life of the church:

  • 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.