Since the pandemic began, the COVID Task Force has considered guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,  in concert with the current COVID community risk level for Middlesex County as reported daily by to create our response for how to keep the congregation safe and connected as we can. 

Beginning June 26th, 2022

If you plan to attend worship in the building:

  1. If you feel unwell or know you have been exposed to COVID, please STAY HOME. 
  2. We expect everyone who is medically eligible to be vaccinated. We do not require proof of vaccination but trust that our members, friends and guests will honor this protocol as part of our covenant of mutual care for one another.
  3. We require everyone to wear a mask when the community risk for Middlesex County is HIGH, as reported by When the community risk is MEDIUM or LOW, masks are optional. We support anyone who chooses to wear a mask, no matter the community risk level. During the summer, Rev. Ellen will send an announcement each Friday with an update about the community risk level and masking protocols for worship on the upcoming Sunday. 
  4. During the summer, with low attendance and fewer volunteers and staff available, we cannot offer pre-registration or reserve socially distanced seating.  We offer a livestream option. See the link below.

These protocols serve as guidance for when you are in the building in general. 

If you prefer to attend worship from home:

We livestream our summer services if you are unable or uncomfortable attending worship in the building.  Current links to our livestreams are on the homepage

Thank you: We are all learning together, adapting and changing things as we go. We will start simply and build our capacity as we grow in knowledge and skill. We are grateful for everyone’s patience, flexibility, and generosity.