Worship at Big Moose Community Chapel
All in-person worship has been suspended for the summer of 2020.
All worship services will be online beginning
Sunday, July 5, 2020 and will end September 6, 2020.
There will be no services (virtual or in-person) in June or after Labor Day.
(The following information is pertinent to a typical summer. It does not pertain to the summer of 2020.)
Services are held on Sunday mornings from June through September with a Christmas service in December. There is a single service at 10:00 a.m. in June and on the Sundays in September after Labor Day. There are two services, one at 9:30 and the other at 11:00 a.m. from the July 4th weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Chapel's Summer Minister, the Rev. Dr. Richard McCaughey, will lead worship with a series of related sermons . Guest ministers will lead worship on the other Sundays in June and September, and in December. Services last approximately 1 hour. Refreshments are offered between the two services during the summer season.
Sunday School is provided for children during the 9:30 a.m. service each Sunday, July – the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Children are taken by their parents down to the Sunday School room in the basement of the Chapel before the service. Their teachers will lead them upstairs to join in the early part of the 9:30 AM service. They return to the Sunday School room after a children's sermon with the teachers, and their parents pick them up after the service.
Holy Communion is to be administered at both of the morning services on the first Sunday in August. Worshipers of all Christian communities and denominations are invited to take the elements when the Chapel trustees serve the bread and wine.
The Chapel's annual service of remembrance, Memorial Sunday, is held on the second Sunday in August, at both services. Names of deceased members of the Chapel community, relatives and friends will be read, along with brief remembrances of their connection with the Chapel community.
Help with our Worship program:
Ushers / Coffee hour hosts: We need volunteers to help provide our welcome and hospitality to friends and visitors. Volunteer for a Sunday at the sign-up table between summer services. Ushers and coffee hour hosts are needed for July and August. To volunteer, please email email@example.com or sign-up at the events table after services on Sunday.
Sunday School – We are looking for volunteers to help out with this program on one or more Sundays between now and Labor Day Weekend.
Flowers to decorate the front of the Chapel can be sponsored in memory of loved ones, or to celebrate or commemorate special events or things we wish to honor in our community, the nation, or the world. Contact the flower chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up during coffee hour between summer services.