Message from 6/4/2021:
I pray you've had a blessed week so far as we look forward to worshiping together again this weekend. By way of update from our Executive Committee, we will be making our official return to regular, indoor worship services at CBC beginning this Sunday, June 6th. With those plans in mind, here are a few important items for your attention:
Childcare will continue to be offered for ages 18mo–5 years in the basement during the sermon.
Advisory on Masks
As we noted last week, Massachusetts rescinded its remaining restrictions on capacity and gathering limitations, as well as its face covering mandate. Based on recent updates from the CDC, Massachusetts has since issued a face covering advisory, which can be read in full here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/updated-advisory-regarding-face-coverings-may-17-2021/download
What this means for our gatherings is that, while unvaccinated members are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks per the CDC's advice, we will not be policing the issue, enforcing face coverings, or asking about someone's vaccination status. Masks will still be made available for attendees when entering the building.
Once again, we should be careful not to make anyone feel unwelcome or alienated in our gathering based on whether they wear a mask or elect not to. Let's continue to guard our thoughts, words, and actions towards one another, striving as one family to exhibit charity and maintain "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph 4:3).
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Col 3:12–14)