CCoT and COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Vaccine Local Assistance Survey & Information
The Town of Topsfield is conducting a survey to help local residents find a time and location for the COVID-19 Vaccination based on Phase II of the State's vaccine roll-out.
If you are a local resident in need of assistance in determining where you fit into Phase II and if you need help to register for a vaccine, please follow the link below to the survey:. Please note: completing this form does not mean you are registered for a vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine - Local Assistance Survey & Information | Topsfield MA (topsfield-ma.gov)
Topsfield Senior Citizens may also call the Council on Aging COVID-19 Assistance Line at978-887-1524.
CCT and Corona Virus.
CDC recommendations here and here.
MASS DPH COVID-19 Website here.
Health and Safety Protocols for In-person Worship
Maximum capacity in the Meeting House is 25 people (including 17 attendees and 8 laity and staff)
People who wish to attend must register by the Friday prior to the service to reserve a seat. A link to the online registration is at www.topsfieldchurch.org homepage next to the Zoom worship button. Or you may call the church office at 978 887-2101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on the Friday prior to the service. Read complete message here.
Meeting house Reopening Update
As the leaves turn to their rich and deep color we look forward to the coming of cooler crisp air and the smells of pumpkin spice cake, hot chocolate brewing in a pot on the stove, and meeting with close friends in our homes, schools, and community events. This time of the year we are used to returning to the friendly pews in our church. There are a lot of other activities we are used to doing such as the Topsfield fair, young families getting together for food and fellowship, and youth and children beginning their year’s activities. Unfortunately this year because of Covid 19 there is no fair. You can probably hear the sighs of relief from the local turkey population.
I guess they are the only ones who are happy with the news of the cancellation of this annual event. Read complete message here.
A message from the Board of Deacons and the Parish Care Team regarding pastoral visits
Our congregation is blessed to have pastors who are committed to providing "in home" visitation if requested by any member or friend of this congregation. This is no less true even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, in the interest of protecting the pastors from infection, of minimizing the risk of their introducing infection to a household, and of preventing the inadvertent transmission of infection to their households and other households, we are requiring that the pastors and households to be visited adhere to the following practices: Read complete message here.
Take the Survey
How has COVID-19 Impacted YOU? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health wants to know how to help your community during COVID-19. Tell us what matters to YOU. TAKE THE SURVEY: http://www.mass.gov/covidsurvey People ages 14+ can take the survey. The Community Impact Survey will help MA-DPH learn about needs across the state so it can plan resources and support around COVID-19. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to finish. We won’t ask for your name or any information that could identify you. Your answers will be kept completely private.
“I think it is imperative for us to participate in the survey for a number of reasons. If there is wide enough participation, the data collected in this survey will enable the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to determine how the pandemic is influencing our state and its communities. We will therefore contribute to the common good, enabling the Commonwealth to better provide services to the residents of the Commonwealth. It will also contribute to our understanding of how the pandemic is influencing us as community, as church, as family units and as individuals. This especially important for the leadership of our church from the perspective of mission, both internally and externally. It will help us to allocate our available resources more effectively. The most compelling reason for us to participate in the survey is that is part of our commitment to practice the Great Commandment of loving our neighbor. Join me in supporting this important work.” –Rev. Martin