Our Commitment to Covid-19 Safety

Welcome to Worship

We welcome you to worship with us in the sanctuary whenever you feel comfortable. We continue to wear masks, physical distance and filter the air to mitigate the risk of indoor gatherings. As of 4/3/2022 we are now singing again during worship.

Services are at 10:30 am and also live-streamed. On-demand replays of services are available on FaceBook and YouTube soon after the live service is over.

If you have any questions or need assistance in registering, please contact the main office at (603) 882-3361 or office@mainstreet-umc.org


Safety Protocols

Using a scientific simulator created at MIT, we continue to be confident in our multilayered COVID-mitigation strategy. Even with the spike in Omicron-variant cases, masks, air filtration, time limits, and a high level of vaccinations in the congregation will continue to provide protection and minimize viral spread in hybrid worship and small group meetings in the vestry. The Public Health Department has been appreciative of our continued work to slow the spread of Covid-19. I thank you for doing your part, as well!

Sunday School

Rally Day has come and gone, but youth Sunday school has not begun. Because many of our students can’t be vaccinated yet (those under 12) and they come from many communities and school systems with different protocols, we have decided, out of an abundance of caution, to not hold Youth Sunday school at the current time. Adult Classes are listed on the church calendar.

We hope to have some outdoor events, and offer packets similar to the ones provided last year and at Vacation Bible school for the students. Our first one is scheduled for October 2, 2021-a sidewalk chalk art show. We had one last year and the kids (and adults) had a great time. We also plan to have an event on November 20, and another on December 18. Of course, these will depend on the weather, but we have been blessed in most of our outdoor events so far, and have had relatively good weather! So put these dates on your calendar and get ready to have some fun with church and church school friends in as safe an environment as we can create.


Outside Groups

We have begun to invite our outside groups back into the vestry for meetings under the same guidelines that the congregation follows, per conference policy. At this time, none of the groups are prepared to return, but we will continue to be in contact as they continue their meetings online.

Church Kitchen

Many of you have been concerned about the status of our church kitchen. As you may know, city regulations now require a high level of training for workers in church kitchens and we now have seven leaders who have recently achieved ServSafe Manager Certifications. We have been blessed that David Quimby, an experienced chef and culinary instructor, has advocated for our benefit with the city and has provided training about the requirements. The Public Health Department has also expressed appreciation for our proactive work in this area! We hope to be back cooking soon.

Questions?

Please reach out to me if you have questions regarding the work of this team!


Pastor Kristy