Pastor Pam's Message
Peace This Day!
This time of year pulls us out into the beauty of the changing season around us. I pray we draw strength for this time of wondering and wandering among the brilliant trees and habitats we walk. Savor the light and the day and the night.
peace be with you,
The Peace of Wild Things
By Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of the wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
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COVID Protocols for In-Person Worship:
All who are able will enter through the front sanctuary doors of the church on Maple St. Handicap access is available utilizing the church elevator at the side of the sanctuary facing the rail trail; ushers will assist at this entrance.
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Temperature checks and masks will be required indoors for all attendees.
Social Distancing - Deacons will usher attendees to socially distanced seating every other pew, limit 5 people to a pew.
The duration of the service will be limited to under one hour; windows and doors will remain open; a clearly marked entrance and exit will direct attendees into the Sanctuary from the Maple Street main doors of the church and exit through the Chapel side office doors to the Memory Garden.
There will be no indoor fellowship time following the service.
Preliminary Questions to Ask Before Coming Inside the Church:
All are welcome to participate in Sunday worship. Please consider the following questions before making your informed personal decision to worship in-person:
1. Are you over 65 or in a high-risk category for COVID?
2. Have you travelled out of state in the last 14 days?
3. Have you been with or exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID or is showing symptoms of COVID in the last 14 days?
4. Do you have any of the following symptoms: headache, body ache, temperature, nausea, loss of taste, diarrhea, coughing or sore throat, tight chest?
5. Are you unvaccinated?
These questions are drawn from the CDC and State COVID Guidelines used widely for in-person gatherings. If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, we ask you to consider your own health risks first and foremost, and those of others as well. We want to welcome all to worship. Please call or email the church office if you have any questions or concerns: email@example.com or 978-774-4510.
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Who We Are
Moment for Maple Street Church History
The backstory on our church founders and specifically, Samuel Page Fowler.
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We celebrate God and community.
We worship a God of love and inclusiveness.
We ask meaningful questions and are seekers together in faith and hope.
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