Updated December 17, 2020
Dear Friends of CSCC,
With an eye on the increasing number of COVID cases in Massachusetts, and with Bridgewater having recently been moved to a “red” designation (meaning we have greater than 10 average cases per 100,000 and greater than 5% positivity rate), Central Square Congregational Church UCC has made a decision regarding its current benchmark date for a decision to resume in-person worship.
The Moderator and Pastor of CSCC, together with the Board of Deacons, the Board of Trustees, and the Building Re-Opening Task Force, and under the current guidance of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as an abundance of caution, have postponed once again the likelihood of holding in-person worship to at least FEBRUARY 15, 2021. While we will be reassessing along the way, as we have been doing these last nine months, we do not foresee at this time that it will be practical to expect an earlier date.
Thank you to all that have been “thinking outside the box” of ways our community can continue to stay connected and support each other and the community at large. We are truly blessed to have each other, and treasure the thought of gathering together safely once more.
Until then, we will continue to broadcast Sunday services on Facebook and YouTube, and rebroadcast them on BTV. We will also continue to stay connected as a community through the Steeple Sounds newsletter, the CSCC website, and Facebook, and connect with each other through phone calls, texts, emails, Zoom, and cards...and maybe even the occasional drive-by communion hosted by Reverend Beth.
Be well and be safe, and keep the church and each other in your prayers.
Updated October 21, 2020
The Building Re-opening Task Force submitted a plan to make the building available on a limited basis for small-group gatherings. The plan was approved unanimously by Cabinet on October 21, 2020. The plan can be found by clicking HERE.
If you've been approved for a meeting in the building, click here for the contact tracing sign-in sheet, and the cleaning checklist:
Contact tracing sign-in sheet and cleaning checklist