Update regarding In-Person Worship

Dear Friends:

I realize this may be disappointing to some, but the Phasing Forward Team, considering the recent surge in Covid cases in Connecticut, has decided that while Plainville remains on level Orange (or, God forbid, goes to level Red), we will postpone in-person services and offer only online services via Facebook and YouTube. This means that November 1’s worship service and subsequent services will be online only.

The Town-Level Covid Response Framework shaped our decision: “state health officials encourage asymptomatic residents to get tested, for individuals to avoid large gatherings, limit time with non-family members, and that high-risk individuals stay home and stay safe.”

1.)    For in-person worshippers to get tested before each Sunday is not realistic

2.)    While our gatherings are not large, they are inside and without the capability to open windows now that the weather is cold

3.)    Worshippers at CCP are mostly made up of non-family members

4.)    Connecticut defines high-risk individuals as:

            “• Older Adults

              • People who have high-risk chronic medical conditions like:

• Heart Disease

• Diabetes

• Lung Disease”

We will return to in-person worship as soon as Plainville returns to level Yellow.  We will be tracking the code levels as they are released by the State.  Should Plainville return to Yellow an email will be sent to invite members to join us once again for in-person worship that following Sunday.

The same applies to Coffeetime in the Courtyard. 

On a more positive note, we will be offering monthly Virtual Coffee Hours via Zoom with some creative ideas starting in November.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Church Office.
Thank you.

Rev. Don and the Phasing Forward Team