Guidelines for Indoor Worship

  • If you are sick, or not feeling well, please stay home.

  • Masks are required for attendance and must be worn appropriately at all times for the protection of everyone.

  • Social distancing of at least six feet will be followed.

  • There will be two seating areas with a login table at each location, with hand sanitizers which must be used before entering.

  • We will separate people coming from the parking lot entering the Narthex as we try to place individuals and groups into safe seating zones.

  • Ushers will direct you to your seats.

  • Windows will be opened in order to circulate fresh air, please dress accordingly.

  • Bathrooms will be opened, please use before or after the service. There will be sanitizing materials available to clean surfaces.

  • The elevator will be available for family members, or for one individual at a time. Masks must be worn. The elevator buttons will be sanitized when the bathrooms are sanitized.

  • Coffee Hour is suspended at this time, until further notice

  • Children’s time during the service will begin at a later date.

  • At the completion of the worship service, social distancing is required as we leave the church. Please stay seated until directed by an usher. Exiting will begin from the back.

Guidelines for Outdoor Worship in the Evelyn Hunt Chapel

  1. If you are not feeling well or are symptomatic please stay home and contact your health care provider.[Worship services will be recorded and broadcasted later in the day].

  2. During these initial worship services masks are required to attend. 

  3. Social distance of no less than six feet is required.

  4. Restrooms will be opened 10 minutes prior to the service and closed during the service. They will be reopened at the end of the service. Masks must be worn everywhere inside the church building. Only one person will be allowed at a time in the restroom. The restroom will be sanitized after each person has visited. If during the service you have an urgent need to use the restroom, please see Marilyn Gerrard who will escort you.

  5. In order to comply with contact tracing in case of an outbreak, upon arrival, please proceed to log in table at the entrance walkway to the chapel. Member’s names will be checked off by the attendant at the table.

  6. You will be asked to sanitize your hands and an attendant will lead you to your seat.

  7. There will be no printed bulletins and communal singing is not allowed at this time.

  8. Please remain in your seat the entire time of the service.

  9. There will be no Passing of the Peace or contact with other people in attendance.

  10. Offertory baskets are located at the back of the chapel.You will have access to them as you enter and exit the area.

  11. Upon completion of the service, an attendant will show you where you need to exit and return to your cars. There will be no coffee fellowship.

  12. In case of rain, the service will be cancelled, and an online service will be available later in the day.

Thank you for helping us love and care for our neighbor during this pandemic.

-Right Start Team

Following John Wesley’s three simple rules: Do no harm, Do good, Stay in love with God!

Guidelines for entering our building

Although we do not have a date set for “opening” the church yet, leaders of our church have met to work on some initial guidelines for church use as we prepare to open in phases.  Currently, only the pastor, office volunteers, and those helping with the virtual service video have been in the building.  All have practiced social distance and have used masks, with the exception of those who remove them to record their parts for the worship service [No more than four have been in the sanctuary when that happens].


How we proceed with these phases depends on all of us.  It is important that we adhere to these guidelines to make sure we and others are safe.


The guidelines for anyone entering our building are as follows:

  1. Wear a face covering [e.g. mask, scarf, bandanna]

  2. When entering, sign log with name, date, and contact information-a clipboard with log is located at the back entrance to the first floor near the office, the door near freezer alley, March Hall and Thrift store.

  3. Clean/disinfect any touched surfaces prior to exiting the church-door handles, desks, light switches, copier, microphones, computer, phone, hymnal, tables, keyboards, water fountain, etc. Cleaning supplies will be available in the Narthex, wipes at each door and bathroom.

  4. If you use the restroom please clean/disinfect toilet seat, faucet, and sink.

  5. Carry out any trash that you have-leave no trace behind!

  6. Education wing and the downstairs will be closed off until further notice--the door to the freezers will remain usable.

  7. If someone who has been in the building tests positive for COVID-19 the church building will be closed for a minimum of seven days.Note: According to the CDC, if a building has been close for 7 days only routing cleaning in needed.

  8. The church will be cleaned on MONDAYS.PLEASE respect this time and do not enter while cleaning is being done.

  9. If you have entered the church and learned you’ve been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19, please contact Rev. Wanda Santos-Perez at the following number of email.Also, please do not re-enter the church until you are certain you have no trace of COVID-19 and followed up with Rev. Santos-Perez.

Charlton City United Methodist Church

74 Stafford Street - Charlton, MA 01507

508 248-7379

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