Deansboro UCC

Advent Third Sunday in Advent

Letty Umidi leading worship on The Third Sunday in Advent. Photo: Jen DeWeerth

Advent All Saints Day

Letty Umidi leading worship on All Saints Day. Photo: Jen DeWeerth

Halloween Halloween at the town barn.
Tammy and Alice distributed treat bags to trick-or-treaters at the town barn. Many local businesses participated in this event. This was a great opportunity for kids to experience a safe Halloween.

July 5, 2020 Resumption of in person worship services
The Church Council met, and is happy to announce that we will be opening the doors of the church for worship together on _July 5 at 9:00 a.m._

Of course, COVID-19 has not gone away, and we must still exercise caution in our meetings together. Therefore, the following precautions will be in place to ensure that our worship is caring and respectful of all:

·All worshipers are required to wear masks at all times, in accordance with State and denomination guidelines.

·Hand sanitizer will be provided at both the front and back entrances, and will be required before entering the sanctuary.

·Offering plates will be at each entrance, as they will not be passed during worship.

·Since it is Communion Sunday, individually contained communion elements will be available at each entrance, for each worshipper to use during our time of Communion.

·Some rows of pews will be roped off to maintain proper social distancing.

·All worshipers must maintain at least 6’ of distance between themselves and others. The exception is family members or others who currently live together.

·Modified bulletins will be placed in spots that are available for seating. This enables us to use bulletins without having them passed out, and will also designate appropriate seating for social distancing.

·There will, for the time being, be no singing. Music will be played for the hymns, and we can hum or just read the words and meditate on them.

·There will be no passing of the peace.

·worshipers are asked to enter and leave worship without congregating in the building or doorways. Of course, we can greet each other on the lawn or parking lot, while still maintaining social distancing.

There may be some who will still feel uncomfortable about coming to church because of a variety of reasons. Letty will continue to send out the worship service packets to those who desire them.

We anticipate that the joy of being together, worshiping in one space, and praising our great and good God who has brought us to this point will quickly overshadow these sometimes- awkward adjustments. It will be so good to say together, “Come, let us worship God!”

We look forward to being with you all on July 5th !

/The Church Council/ /Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ/

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