How We're Gathering: Covid Protocols
Our primary focus at St. Paul's is to ensure that we are making space to connect with one another in ways that are safe and that allow us to continue to build the relationships that are vital to our life as a community.
We are gathering in many ways both in-person as well as online.
You are welcome to join us in-person on Sunday mornings - note that we are following the Covid guidelines outlined below for all of our in-person gatherings. We are also beginning to gather for other programs as well so make sure you check out our upcoming events.
You can join us online on Sunday mornings as we live-stream our worship service - or watch at any point later in the day. You can also join us online every evening as we end each day with online Compline Prayer. There are many other gatherings and meetings that are happening online! Check our calendar for more details.
We hope that you can join us either online or in-person (or both!) and we look forward to continuing to connect and build the relationships that make St. Paul's such a special community.
Current Covid Guidelines:
Having been called to care for the most vulnerable among us, we err on the side of caution.
In line with the guidance from the Diocese, the CDC, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the regathering committee encourages individuals to wear a mask when indoors at St. Paul’s if they have a weakened immune system, or if they are at increased risk for severe disease because of age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in their household has a weakened immune system, or is at increased risk for severe disease. We also suggest that if you have been a Covid-19 close contact, have any cold symptoms, or have been traveling during the week leading up to a Sunday morning, you would consider masking for the sake of others. We encourage each parishioner and visitor to St. Paul’s to do what feels right to them, for their own health and for the health of others around them. We recognize many people are comfortable without a mask, and others prefer or need to continue to wear a mask, and we support and welcome people to make their own choices on wearing a mask right now.
- We have a sectioned space in our pews to allow for greater social distancing for those who choose
- We encourage each other to ask before sitting shoulder to shoulder in other areas
- We invite you to pass the Peace in ways that feel comfortable both to you and to those around you. Please make sure to get full consent to touch or hug others and if not given, we invite you to greet to non-family and non-pod friends with a nod or wave
- We have overflow space in our Sherrill Hall to view services where greater social distancing can happen and the windows can be opened for greater ventilation.
- We also have air purifiers running to aid with ventilation
We commit to monitor local data, public health authorities, and our Diocesan recommendations regularly to continue to evolve how we worship and care for each other. If anyone would like to join and discern with the regathering ministry (Team Noah), please contact Alexy Boudreau or Kathy Scott-White.