Dear SMC Family,
As the COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Massachusetts begin to ease, you can expect some changes at SMC. As of May 29, 2021 all distancing and masking requirements will be lifted, although the CDC does advise face coverings and distancing for those who have not yet been vaccinated. Note that in accordance with the guidelines, children’s Sabbath School teachers and students will be expected to wear their face coverings during Sabbath School. No one will be asked their vaccination status with the understanding that individuals will choose the options best for them and their families.
As for Stoneham Memorial Church, our church board has discussed what this will look like for us. Starting on May 29, 2021 the online RSVP and contact tracing will no longer be needed. All pews will be open. As of June 5, 2021 we expect to have hymnals and Bibles returned to the pews and in person Sabbath Schools for all ages will resume. Sabbath School will start at 9:20am with the adult lesson study starting at 9:50am. We will continue to have our congregational worship start at 11:15am. Note that online options for some Sabbath Schools (including kids) and the live stream of worship will continue for those not able to attend in person. Additionally, the logistics of the in person Sabbath Schools are still being finalized. At this time, we are not yet resuming potlucks and offering collection will not be a part of the service–please continue to use online giving and the offering boxes at the church.
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through all the changes of the past year and a half. May God draw close to you and your families and may God bless SMC as we minister for Him.
Pastor Fredy & Pastor Kristy
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