Regathering Plan

Hope’s emerging plans for regathering in accordance with the State of Massachusetts guidance.

The best ways to stay informed is through Hope’s Facebook Page, Youth’s Facebook Group, and through the weekly E-Letter.

 

Service Times 

  • We will continue with “Sunday Morning Live Online Stream” via Facebook and YouTube on Sundays at 9 AM with a live congregation.
  • We will offer additional and identical non-streamed services on Saturdays at 6 PM (starting May 30) and Sundays 11 AM (starting May 31).
  • The current plan is to remain with the 3-service format unless changes deem necessary: Saturdays at 6 PM & Sundays at 9 AM and 11 AM. 
  • Attendance for the services, in the facility, will be limited to 85 to 90 people to maintain the social distancing indicated in the guidelines. 

 

 Kids and Youth

  • There will be no Kids Connect or Youth Classes offered as a part of the weekend services.
  • Kids Connect online service is available weekly on our YouTube channel.
  • Regathering for mid-week Youth service will be Wednesdays at 6 PM (starting May 27). **see below for guidelines**.
  • Youth Services will be outdoors as weather conditions permit. 
  • Youth should bring their own chairs, snacks, water bottle, and Bible.
  • Youth Services will follow the below precautions as well.

 

 Tickets for Attending a Service:

  • Pre-registration for weekend services will be required.  This helps ensure we do not exceed the number of people allowed in a service (we do not want to send people away).
  • Registration will be online (link here and on front page of our website) or by calling the office (978-422-6684 Tues-Fri 9 AM – 2 PM) starting Tuesday at 6 PM.
  • Each weekend’s sign-up will begin the Tuesday at 6 PM before that weekend.
  • You will need to register each week for the following weekend’s services. A one time registration is not good for other weeks.
  • You do not need to print your tickets, but may need to show your confirmation email if necessary.
  • Those who have “tickets” for the service will be admitted first.  Five minutes before the beginning of the service walk-ins will be allowed in assuming space is available.
  • It is recommended to be at the building 15-20 minutes before the service starts. 
  • Registration helps us keep attendance in case we need to notify the congregation about another attendee or staff being found positive for COVID-19. We keep all records secure and confidential and only use if necessary. 

 

 Covid-19 Precautions Requirements

  • Proper Face Coverings or Masks will be required for everyone except the youngest of children (under 2) and unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing one.
  • For children between age 2 and 5, the wearing of a face covering or mask is at the discretion of the child’s parent or guardian.
    Children under the age of 2 should not wear a face covering or mask.
  • We will have masks available if you need one.  
  • Please social distance 6 ft part (except from those in your immediate family) both outdoors and inside the facility.
  • We will check temperatures with an infared scanner before entering building. Those with a fever over 100 will be asked to watch the service online at home.
  • There will be one set entrance and one set exit (unless in a case of emercency of course).
  • There will be access to one bathroom and adaqute disenfecting supplies.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the common areas.
  • All spaces, contact items, seats, etc. will be disinfected following each service. 
  • No refreshments will be served or allowed into the services. 
  • We will remove all Bibles from the chairs, pens, etc.  “Offering” box will be available in the lobby for people to give their tithe and donations.