Beginning Sunday, December 13, worship will be online only.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We are in the most serious surge of the COVID-19 virus. Positive tests, hospitalizations, and deaths are all at their highest levels in the USA since March. 158 Massachusetts communities are high-risk including Harwich, Yarmouth, and Barnstable, Brewster is now “yellow” meaning moderate risk.

This week people have tested positive at the regional middle school and high school as well as Eddy Elementary in Brewster. We received word today that a person who attended our 11:00 am service on December 6 has tested positive.

It’s important to understand that because of our social distancing with every other pew vacant and mask wearing in the sanctuary that there was not close contact as the health authorities define it.

Given the instructions and concerns from the health authorities at the federal, state, and local levels, we feel the wise and prudent thing to do is to cease in person worship immediately and at least through the month of January, or such a time as the numbers are trending in a safer direction.

We wish we could celebrate Christmas and worship the way we’re accustomed, but like Mary and Joseph whose plans and arrangements changed dramatically, and they adjusted and went forward in faith, so will we.

Beginning Sunday, December 13, worship will be online only.

We will be live streaming here on the website and on YouTube at 8:30 a.m. and will post it to Facebook later in the morning.

Our regular Sunday morning Buzz will continue to go out with the links to this service.

We will have lovely services online in the coming weeks including Virtual Christmas Caroling (12/17), Christmas Eve service (12/24) and a Christmas Morning Message (12/25) and we hope you will join us as we walk into the future together.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Doug Scalise

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