Joining Worship

July 27, 2021

Greetings United Church of Underhill Family,

Please join us this Sunday for worship with communion. We will share the sacrament in the sanctuary with individual cups and bread pieces. Those worshipping online may bring elements of grain and vine to their worship stations. If you live in the greater Underhill area and would prefer to receive a pastoral visit with communion, please contact Pastor Jen.

Here is the direct link to this coming week’s You Tube Live stream.

See below for some additional details on what worship looks like in our hybrid (online and in-person) format. We appreciate your participation and feedback.

View this week’s bulletin.

Additional guidance for in-person, live streamed worship

Update! Live stream cameras will focus on the worship leaders in the front of the sanctuary, but there will be a few times where the left side of the congregation will be visible on the live stream, so as to better connect remote and local worshippers. Three designated pews in the back right of the sanctuary will never appear on the live stream. Signs on the pews in the sanctuary reflect this change.

In-person worship will be mask optional. We encourage unvaccinated individuals or anyone who prefers to mask to do so, but we will not be monitoring for or inquiring about vaccination status for those entering our doors to worship.

Singing and service time will be limited. Our service will last about 45 minutes, and we will sing together just our final hymn before departing for outdoor fellowship. Other service music will be instrumental or with a soloist standing apart from the congregation.

Online worship will remain available for those unable to join in person. If distance, risk factors, preference, or extenuating circumstances keep you from coming to the little white church on the green, you are still warmly welcome to worship! See above for more information on connecting via YouTube.

Joys and concerns will be done in parallel prayer circles. When it comes time to share our prayer requests, the sanctuary feed will pause and prayers shared in the building will not be heard online. For online worshippers, a chat chaplain will facilitate the sharing of prayer requests through the text chat, and those prayers will be seen only in the online space. 

Recordings of the services (which may be edited for clarity) will appear on our YouTube channel after worship.

Related:
>> Suspension of In-Person Activities
>> Pastoral Letter for times of distancing