Silent Worship in the Garden

Bring a chair or a mat or blanket to sit on

We will be holding Silent Worship sitting outside in our Meeting House Garden through the 2021 summer, starting on Sun. May 23 at 9:30 am. Please follow these guidelines so that everyone feels safe:

  • In the garden, each person should keep a space of 3’ or more from others. Please avoid clustering at the gate or entrance.
  • Bring your own folding chair (beach or camp), a mask if you are not vaccinated, and a hat (it’s sunny) and an umbrella, in case of a brief shower.
  • If you need a chair provided for you, arrive early enough for one to be brought out for you from inside the Meeting House.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes early to get situated on the lawn.
  • Wearing a mask at Garden Worship is optional for those who have been vaccinated. If you go into the Meeting House, a mask is required. The Meeting House is only open for bathroom use.
  • Since it is difficult to hear outdoors, and also difficult to hear people speaking through masks, we will have a microphone stand and speaker set up in the center of the garden. If you are moved to speak during the silence, please go to the microphone to speak so everyone can hear you. Ignore the furball on the end of the microphone; it’s a wind muff and will not bite! Please put your mouth close to the wind muff while speaking so that the microphone will pick up your voice, but please don’t touch the microphone while using it.
  • On first and third Sundays, we will be holding Hybrid Garden Worship, which means that we will have an active Zoom session through a computer in the garden so that those unable to join us in person may participate in our worship. If you will be joining us via Zoom, please review our Zoom Guidelines.
  • The area in the front part of our garden to the east of our Meeting House sign will not be visible online during hybrid worship. If you would like to be off camera, please sit in that area.
  • The Meeting House bathroom will be available via the BACK (north side) door. One person at a time, no gathering inside.
  • Please don’t bring food or drinks or anything to share with others. You may bring some water for yourself if you like.
  • If weather threatens, we will make a decision about whether to cancel the evening before and send out an email and update the website. Check your email before you come if the weather looks doubtful.
  • In the event of an unexpected disruption during our worship, the worship clerk will move us to the adjoining park, suggest we retreat to sit in our cars until we can reassemble, or disband the session.

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