Dear friends,

We know people are longing to be back together in person, and we understand that and believe it is good and right. We believe now is the time to start doing that in ways that are safe and that honor the guidance from government authorities. We are choosing to willingly endure some discomfort so that we might love God and love our neighbors well.

In Second Corinthians, Chapter Nine, Paul says,

“12b Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.
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19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

Please take time to read the information at this link to the Governor’s Re-opening guidance to places of worship.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-places-of-worship

We ask that all CTR-related Home Groups, Small Groups, Bible Studies, and other groups meet and exceed these minimum requirements, which address areas like physical distancing, mask wearing, and hygiene practices
We are also asking that groups maintain records of attendance at meetings and submit those to the church office so we can be in contact with health authorities for purposes of contact tracing should any attendees end up infected with the virus.


As a church, we are hosting outdoor worship gatherings during the summer. We highly encourage groups to also gather outdoors.

The CTR church building will remain closed to group gatherings until further notice. We are working to open the church building for individual prayer and appointments with clergy during certain regular hours of the week.

We understand people need to be together in person. God made us for relationship with Him and each other, for face-to-face interaction. We encourage you to gather, but to do so in a way that honors those in authority (Romans 13), and in a way that will not create any obstacles for the gospel (2 Corinthians 9).

Please reach out to me anytime at dano@ctrnorthshore.org or 978-968-9999 to chat more about this.

Godspeed,

Dano Jukanovich
Director of Operations
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
 
p.s. please be especially cautious and considerate with those who are in higher virus risk categories.