June 3, 2020
Dear TCC Members and Friends,
As promised in our statement to the congregation on May 19, your church leadership has carefully reviewed the reopening requirements for houses of worship outlined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the recommendations of the Southern New England Conference of the UCC for its member churches.
Following that review, and a discussion during the Church Council meeting on May 31, the leadership voted unanimously to target September for the possible reopening of the Trinitarian Congregational Church sanctuary for worship. This will allow both the Trustees and the Diaconate sufficient time to develop comprehensive reopening plans for the building and for safe worship practices. The Church Council also agreed to revisit this decision in August, to assess the state of our plans as well as the public health situation at that time.
The health and safety of all our staff, members, friends and visitors remain the number one priority of your church leadership. Therefore, we will continue to offer virtual worship via YouTube, which you can access in an email sent out at approximately 9:30 am every Sunday morning. At the end of that email, you’ll find a Zoom link to our virtual coffee hour beginning at 10:30 am.
We are extremely grateful for your continued support of Trinitarian Congregational Church. We pray that you find comfort, strength, peace and hope from our virtual services no matter where you are this summer, until we’re able to meet again in person. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact Moderator Sarah Dunlap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With blessings to you, your families and friends,
The Trinitarian Congregational Church Council
Sarah Dunlap, Moderator
Pastor Debra A. Adams