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What happened to in-person worship?
The acceleration in new COVID-19 cases statewide has prompted NH UCC to caution its churches against holding in-person worship at this time. A South Church committee has drafted plans for distanced, in-person (and online) worship for use after COVID-19 infection rates decline. In the meantime, the online tools described on the tabs below may be helpful in monitoring local COVID-19 risk.
ActNow uses five indicators (new cases, infection rates, positive test rates, ICU capacity, and contact tracers) to track overall COVID risk, which is categorized into one of four levels from critical to low. Indicators can be displayed over time for both states and counties.
This tool synthesizes reported COVID-19 geographic case data and rapidly evolving scientific research to help you ballpark how much risk this disease poses to you.
The NH United Church of Christ offers resource pages for its churches. The site is updated infrequently and may not contain the conference's latest guidance.
The South Church reopening committee has created its own COVID-19 monitoring report for the church's membership area. Updated weekly, it will help us determine when to consider offering distanced, in-person services as a Sunday worship option. Learn more about the committee's recommendations using the button below.
Organized in 1779, South Congregational Church, UCC, of Newport, New Hampshire, welcomes members, friends, and visitors from towns throughout the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. All are welcome to join in the life of South Church.
The church is located at the corner of South Main and Church Streets in Newport, New Hampshire. Sunday services, normally held at 10 AM, have been moved online until further notice and are broadcast on NCTV Channel 10.
The church building is temporarily closed to visitors, but our staff is available to help — contact us.