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Sunday Sermons, Communications

Sunday Service Options this Fall

Welcome to the New Church Year! 

In these ever-changing pandemic times, you are probably wondering: How will we do church this fall? Here’s how we will stay connected at First Church while protecting health and centering our core values of love and justice.  

Sunday Services Beginning September 12

When local COVID incidence is above 10 per 100,000

Note: The current incidence rate is about 230. Being above 10 will likely be the reality through the fall. 

Check out this handy Sunday Services option poster.

Online Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. On our YouTube channel.
The 60-minute format with Worship Associate chat hosts that we’ve had last church year. 

New! Afternoon Zoom Watch Parties: 4:00 p.m. each Sunday. On Zoom.
This new, 30-minute Sunday Service features the sermon and Worship Associate story from that morning and music curated by our music directors. Hosted and interactive, you’ll see and chat with other participants. Stay in the Zoom Room to connect and reflect with others. Recordings available anytime on our YouTube channel. For the secure Zoom link, enter your name and email in this form.  

New! Outdoor Monthly Sunday Service or Ritual: Watch your email for details and a registration link for each of the following: 

  • September 12, Ingathering Sunday, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a 30-minute Water Ritual at South Shore Park. 
  • October 3 and November 14 at 10:00 a.m. Full Sunday worship services. Watch your email and Chanticleer for details. Online worship at 10:00 a.m. and Zoom Watch Party at 4:00 p.m. will also be held per normal. 

When local COVID incidence is below 10 cases per 100,000,

we will gather for Sunday Services in-person in the First Church sanctuary, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., wearing masks. Online Sunday Services will continue at the 4:00 p.m. Zoom Watch Party (described above) 

First Church COVID Resources: 

  • COVID Re-open Phases Poster – handy for your fridge!
  • First Church website home page – updated weekly, you can always find the current COVID re-open phase here.
  • Complete COVID Re-open Policy & Precautions
  • Articles about our COVID policies and navigating safety and our values.
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