Dear Brothers & Sisters,
We’ve got some news . . .
On Sunday, June 21, we will open our building for Sunday services. We are enthusiastically gearing up to worship and see one another in person again.
After carefully evaluating the opening of other institutions, tracking the local decline of COVID-19 cases, and watching Massachusetts move successfully into Phase 2, we believe that we can safely worship together in person without putting our church family or community at risk.
We are proceeding cautiously by choosing to relaunch a few weeks into Phase 2, while our communities adjust to new guidelines. Throughout this process we have made informed decisions that prioritize the safety of our community and will continue to act out of an abundance of love for our neighbors.
We recognize that many of you, particularly those who are vulnerable to illness, will choose to join Brewster Baptist Church online from the safety of your homes for some time into the future. That’s great, and we’re planning to maintain a robust online service for you. We will continue to offer online worship and seek to constantly improve upon it. You are just as much a part of the church from the safety of your home, and we are keeping you in prayer.
At the same time, for those that choose to join us in person, things will not look the way they did before the pandemic.
We are taking safety precautions—in line with state guidelines—to responsibly prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can read more about what to expect on this "What to Expect" page.
Building capacity is limited by the guidelines, so we are launching a Sunday morning registration system to help ensure comfortable social distancing and maximize available seating.
We plan to start with two services at 8:30 and 11:00 am to spread people out as much as possible. For now, we aren’t allowed to offer nursery or Sunday School programs.
So, if you feel safe and able, put BBC on your calendar for Sunday, June 21!
Registration will open on Sunday, June 14 and close on Thursday, June 18.
You can register on the website or by calling the church office (Monday–Thursday).
If necessary, overflow seating will be available in Fellowship Hall with live projection of the service.
Moving forward as a church and a society, may we keep in mind Paul’s words in Ephesians 4:1-3 (NRSV),
“I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Grace and Peace, Pastor Doug