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Our summer 2021 season will be a time of transition!
Due to the pandemic and continued need for social distancing, First Parish Truro decided to move all of its 2020 worship services online. Virtual worship was a new venture for us, but it was surprising how fulfilling the services remained, despite our distance. Worshipping remotely allowed members and friends who we typically only see once or twice a summer to worship with us each week! You can watch all of our Summer 2020 services on our YouTube channel if you would like to get a feel for what our virtual worship services are like.
Though pandemic restrictions have lessened nationwide due to the vaccine rollout (hooray!), a primary theological commitment of our church is radical welcome to all people. We believe wholeheartedly that, as a faith community, we are called by Jesus’ example to provide hospitable, safe sanctuary to all, and the Leadership Team feels there is still a way to go before we are able to do that on Sunday mornings. For this reason, we have decided to keep our worship services online for the Summer 2021 season. However, many of our friends and members, having been vaccinated, are ready to gather in-person and enjoy our beautiful, historic church building once again. Starting in July, there will be a weekly Bible study that will allow those who feel comfortable doing so to gather in-person at the church for community and fellowship. And, if health restrictions allow, we hope to have an outdoor Blessing of the Animals service and church picnic at the church sometime later in August. We are excited about this summer plan and the transition it affords us as a congregation from the isolation of pandemic to increasingly in-person connections.
To attend our upcoming virtual worship services or in-person gatherings, you must sign up to receive those invitations by email. Simply provide your name and email address on the Google Form linked here. (If you are already receiving emails from First Parish, you do not need to complete this form. You will automatically be included.)
Once you sign up, you’ll be on our list and will receive the Zoom link the day before each virtual Sunday service. Feel free to forward the link to others by email – family and friends, community members – who might enjoy the service. As with any of our worship services, all are welcome!
If you aren’t able to join us on for the live Zoom worship services, we will post the “public” portion of the service (the portion that doesn’t include people’s private prayer concerns) onto our church’s YouTube and Facebook pages by Sunday afternoons. You can then watch our services at your convenience during the week.