Update: 5/18/20

Dear Grace Church family,


We were excited to hear Governor Baker’s announcement that houses of worship/ churches are included in Phase 1 of his MA reopening plan. We’re excited to be moving towards gathering in person again. We wanted to let you know how this will impact Grace as a church family:


  • We will not meet in person this week but continue with all online content as we have in recent weeks.
  • We want to ensure we open responsibly and consistently with the guidance given to us by the State of MA. You can see this guidance at https://www.mass.gov/lists/safety-standards-for-places-of-worship .
  • Every Monday we will provide an update of what is changing at Grace. These will be communicated on our Facebook page and website.
  • When we gather at the church we will meet the safe practice guidelines we’ve become familiar with:
  1. COVER – nose and mouth when we can’t maintain distance
  2. WASH – hands and surfaces
  3. KEEP DISTANCE – 6 feet apart whenever possible
  4. BE VIGILANT – Look for Covid symptoms and stay home if unwell.


If you have any questions please email us at info@gracehudson.org. Please pray for us collectively to have wisdom and coordinate well to honor God and for the good of our community.


God bless you and stay healthy,

Pastor Marc


MA Guidelines for Houses of Worship Reopening

Update 5/25/20

Dear Grace Church family,


We want to give you another update in terms of our regathering. We have reviewed all the guidance given by the Governor’s office, and relevant authorities and we are forming and implementing a regathering plan. This has two major areas:

  1. The cleaning of the building. Cleaning and disinfecting of the entire building will be completed prior to opening and we are adopting enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols moving forward.
  2. Establishing and implementing regathering protocols. These are to ensure as safe an environment as possible and meet or exceed state guidance. More details will follow but to give you an idea: we will regather with diminished capacity (things won’t look or feel the same), we will follow social distancing rules with 6ft distancing between families and wearing face coverings, and new signage, entry and exits to avoid bottlenecks of people, etc.


With all the preparation that is ongoing we will not gather for worship this Sunday on May 31, 2020 and we are not committing to a hard date this week. We are targeting one of the first two weeks of June. We are keeping some flexibility on date depending on whether there is any new information.


We understand that there is a range of responses from those who think we are moving too slow, and others wanting us to take our time. Our goal is not to try to please everybody. Our goal is to be a community that helps people know and follow Jesus. We want to create space for those who are comfortable with the protocols and want to regather, AND for those wanting to take time we will continue with high quality online worship and gathering opportunities so we can all be encouraged in our faith.


As a church family the past weeks have helped our appreciation and practice of “being the church” which is much greater than just coming to a building Sunday morning. So please:

  • Continue to pray for us.
  • Continue to partner in ministry. This includes ministry to each other, our community and faithfulness in giving.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open for volunteer opportunities.


God bless you and stay healthy,

Pastor Marc