What to Expect
We understand that visiting a new church can be an intimidating experience. But please know we are thrilled to have you join us! We love to share our community with others.
We are aware that Watkins Glen and the Finger Lakes are popular vacation destinations, so don't worry if you forgot to pack your "Sunday Best!" Our focus is on fellowship and service, rather than the state of your jeans.
New COVID Policies: Masks Required
In response to the most recent NY State mandate, Session has voted to require masks for everyone in the building. The new mandate states that masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status. This mandate is in effect until further notice.
We will continue to offer music in worship, but we will be singing masked now. While this isn't an ideal situation, we did not want to ban anyone from worship based on their vaccination status. There will be spare masks at the door for anyone who needs them. Session thanks you for your understanding as we comply with regulations while continuing to welcome everyone to worship.
We are currently keeping track of all who attend in case contact tracing is needed. Our sanctuary is spacious enough that physical distancing is still used, and our balcony is available for people who wish to distance from all singing. Offering is not collected during worship, but the plates are by the doors.
Our church's entrance is on 6th Street, and is wheelchair accessible. Our parking lot is located behind the church, with its entrance on 6th; street parking is also allowed.
If you are wary of attending in-person services, we intend to continue recording our services — now in the sanctuary — for viewing on our video page each Sunday evening.
Summer service times and office hours differ from the rest of the year, so please check our calendar for the latest information! Unless otherwise noted in our newsletter or church calendar: We observe communion on the first Sunday of each month.
We hope you will find our Sunday Morning Worship Service a most uplifting start to your week!