CHURCH RE-OPENING UPDATE
We are in Phase 1 of Re-opening.
Please click the button below to read our Phase 1 Guidelines.
Dear First Church of Christ Longmeadow Congregants:
The Church Re-entry Team recently met and completed a sanctuary walk through, in preparation for resuming in-person worship. Based on current state and local COVID opening regulations/restrictions and First Church’s capacity to safely meet them, we are extremely excited to offer our first in-person indoor worship service on June 20th, 2021.
Church Reopening Guidelines have been developed to streamline safety considerations and establish participant expectations. While children are welcome to attend in-person worship, those under the age of 12 will not have been vaccinated against COVID. The Reentry Team wanted attendees to be aware of this, so that you can make an informed safety decision about attending in-person worship. We anticipate that there will be periodic guideline updates, as CDC pandemic safety recommendations evolve. These will be provided to congregants in our weekly email and posted on the FCC website.
Each indoor worship service will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube to allow congregants to worship remotely: if they are not feeling well, do not feel safe worshiping together, or cannot comply with our guideline mandates.
Due to limited seating capacity during Phase 1 of our reopening (75 spaces), pre-registration will be required for congregants who would like to worship in-person.
Registration can be completed in one of two ways:
1) For those with internet access (preferred method), log into the Sign Up Genius website using the link provided in our weekly eblasts before the scheduled worship service. Links will change from week to week. If demand for in-person worship exceeds seating capacity, congregants unable to reserve a seat should email firstname.lastname@example.org to be waitlisted and/or have first seating preference for the following week’s Sunday worship service.
2) For those without internet access, call Jill at (413) 567-6287 anytime between 9AM–4PM Tuesday through Thursday before the scheduled worship service. Registration will be completed on a first come/first serve basis.
Please peruse the attached Phase 1 Church Reopening Guidelines for safety details regarding our in-person worship service. We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing you in person soon!
The First Church of Christ Longmeadow Re-entry Team
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