As Shawn informed the congregations during the worship service on Sunday August the 7th, after more than 40 years in full-time ministry, 33 of which has been spent with the congregations of Boston and Omagh, he will be retiring. This will take effect at the end of October.
The Session has decided that in light of the changed circumstances, the wearing of masks in the church is now optional.
Boston will be celebrating its long-awaited “200th” Anniversary on Sunday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Mark Lewis, and the Rev. Rod Lewis will be a special guest. A light lunch will follow the service. Following the lunch, at 1:30 Josh Sinclair will perform a short piano concert. There will not be a service in Omagh that morning so that both congregations may worship together.
The Session has decided that in the interest of everyone’s safety, the wearing of masks will remain in place until the end of this month. This decision will be re-visited then. The proof of vaccination requirement has been dropped.
The Annual Meeting will be held following the April 10th worship service. There will be a brief fellowship time with refreshments before the meeting.
There is a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board at the back of the church for those willing to bring food for the fellowship time on Good Friday.
The Good Friday Service will be held at Omagh on April 15th at 10:30 a.m. and will be preceded by a continental breakfast and a fellowship time downstairs beginning at 9:30. Those attending should note that proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks is still required in Omagh during the month of April.
The Annual Meeting will be held following the worship service next Sunday, April 10th. It will be preceded by a brief fellowship time.
Beginning on Sunday, February the 27th, the worship services will resume a more usual format including singing. In addition , for the safety and comfort of all, proof of vaccination will continued to be required for everyone attending worship. The Session will be re-evaluating this later in March. The wearing of masks is still required.
In light of the current situation, the Session has decided not to have worship services on January the 2nd and 9th.
The Christmas Eve Service will be held at Boston at 7 P.M. Just a reminder that all adults attending worship must be double vaccinated, and masks must be worn while in the building.