The ECC Re-opening Committee along with the Prudential Committee have established these protocols for the present time. We will provide updates here when there are changes. We are following the State of CT and CDC guidelines and requirements. Receiving vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson, does not confer immunity to COVID-19. It offers protection against severe disease and lessens symptoms should you contract the COVID-19 virus. You can still contract the virus, transmit it and infect others.   We are doing our best to follow current guidance and requirements from the State of CT, CDC and Conference for everyone’s safety. 

In-Person Registration

Sunday morning in-person worship has resumed, with limited attendance. You must pre-register to attend. The church office sends out an email every Monday morning with a link to the registration form for the next Sunday. Please call the church office if you would like to receive the emails. 

Virtual Services

A virtual service is offered every Sunday morning at 10:00 am, and remains avaialable for later viewing at your convenience. The virtual and in-person services are mostly identical. 

Attending In-person Service - Virtual services are available for those who cannot or will not comply with the following:

Masks and social distancing are required. All attendees age 2 and older must wear masks to enter the building and masks must remain in place while in the building.

Temperatures will be taken at the door before entry, and health screening questions will be asked.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

Church school, social room, and cradle roll will not be accessible.

The collection plate will not be available. eGiving at ECC easy and secure. At the top of the webiste, click on the GIVE button to make an online payment. Or you may send your check to P.O. Box 216 Ellington, CT 06029. 

Please Stay/Return Home if the Answer to any of the Below Questions is “Yes”.
Symptoms of COVID ~ (CDC updated Feb. 22, 2021)

1. Do You Have Any of These Symptoms (not caused by another condition)?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

2. Have you been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient within the past 14 days or someone with COVID-like symptoms?

3. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or are you awaiting the results of a test?

4. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate or self-quarantine?

Beginning Sunday, April 25, 2021 the following protocol will be implemented:  The back door will remain locked before and during the service. There will be attendants at the door until 10:10 am to admit late arriving worshipers. Ushers will admit only those worshipers wearing masks. Masks are available for worshipers who do not have a mask.  If a mask is removed while in the sanctuary, the pastor will halt the service and request a mask to be worn. If the offending party still declines to replace their mask, they will be asked to leave the sanctuary. If the offending party chooses to continue without a mask, the service will end and all attendees will exit the sanctuary.