We will move to outdoor, Drive-In services on Sunday, June 13th.  As the temperatures rise, the Sanctuary can be stifling and, at this point, the Chapel does not have enough space for social distancing.  The format will be similar to last year’s and members are welcome to stay in their cars or bring a chair and sit on the island between parking lots.  We will continue to offer on-line worship, also.

We welcome our guest, the Rev. Carolyn Young, who will be covering while Rev. Margret is on sabbatical.

TASK FORCE/COUNCIL INFORMATION RE’ INDOOR WORSHIP

On Sunday, May 16th, the Church Council met and discussed what we felt would be the best policy going forward regarding indoor worship protocols.

As of May 19, the CDC and Governor Lamont will lift many COVID restrictions as it relates to indoor activities.

It was voted that our church will continue practicing the COVID safety measures that are presently in effect, until further notice.

Among these measures are the following:

  • Masks should continue to be worn during worship and in all indoor common areas.
  • Please sit only in pews that have cushions on them.
  • When possible, social distancing should be practiced
  • Bathroom usage on Sundays, should be restricted to the two facilities in the CE wing.
  • Singing by the congregation during worship will not be allowed.

As discussed at our meeting, New Britain is still a high risk (red) area for COVID, so in the best interests of all, we feel it is better to continue being cautious and caring to all our parishioners.

Judy Robertson, Chair

Re-Opening Task Force

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS

For worship services, words of inspiration, and other information, please check e-mail, Facebook (First Church of Christ, Congregational), our YouTube channel  (First Church New Britain) and our website, www.firstnewbritain.org.  You can subscribe to YouTube and you’ll be alerted to new postings.  You can share posts with friends and family and share any suggestions with Rev. Margret.

First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC

830 Corbin Avenue 
New Britain, CT 06052 
860-229-3709

Contact us at firstchurchnewbritain830@gmail.com

MISSION STATEMENT:  First Church is a community of faith that is rooted and grounded in God’s love for all people. Affirming the teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to provide a caring and open environment where diversity is welcome and all are respected as children of God.  We support and encourage one another to live our faith through service to others.