COVID 19 Property Usage Guidelines

It is clear that we are a congregation that values and finds strength in our fellowship and community. To honor these core values we have acted on your requests for more small group get-togethers, both on-line and outside and continue to solicit your suggestions for programs and get togethers. To this end, the Covid 19 Task Force on Property Usage has established guidelines for accommodating both indoor and outdoor gatherings that will ensure our overarching priority of safety. Currently, these guidelines are based on CDC recommendations, State of Connecticut Covid 19 response and our capacity to monitor and enforce measures that ensure both staff, Nursery School and congregation safety.
Please note that use of the Circle Nursery School space (whether school is in session or not), and the church kitchen are off limits until further notice in compliance with COVID guidelines.  All meetings on the church property must be approved by our COVID 19 Property Usage Task Force and entered on the church calendar. Please contact the church office at with any questions
Outdoor Usage Guidelines:
  • Outdoor private gatherings – 100 people, (one time exception for Memorial services, etc.)
  • Fairs, festivals, and carnivals – up to 25% of last year’s attendance
  • designated leader to maintain and monitor 6’ distancing
  • if 6 foot distance maintained then masks can be removed
  • On school days outside space not available untill after CNS lets out (1:00 p.m.)
  • Bring own seating
  • NMCC building closed
  • No access to bathrooms
  • Sign up with church office via email,
Inside Usage Guidelines:
  • No more than 25 people
  • Access to Fellowship Hall only
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • One set of bathrooms by Fellowship Hall to be open for usage (other set to be reserved for staff)
  • No access to kitchen
  • Adequate event scheduling to ensure safety
  • Contact with committee for approval
  • Donation fee for usage by outside parties
  • Favorable consideration given for NMCC events and past partners