Update 9/4/2020

Armenian Memorial Church Re-Opening Letter & Guidelines

Dear AMC Congregation,
 
We pray that you and your families remain well. We are very pleased to announce that we are
preparing to re-open our church and resume in-person Sunday morning services for all of our
Congregation on September 13, 2020 at 10:30 am. We have made many changes to adhere to
Local and State regulations and recommendations. Our top priority is to ensure the health and
safety of all of you – our success will depend on our collective willingness to follow the
guidelines below.
 
We recognize that not everyone will feel safe coming to the Sanctuary, and that is perfectly
understandable. If you have an underlying condition or are over the age 60, please do not feel
obligated to attend church services. If you are not feeling well or showing active symptoms of
infection, please stay home.  We will continue to record and share the Sunday services for the
foreseeable future in the same fashion we’ve been doing. This way the entire AMC family may
continue to safely participate in and experience Sunday worship.
 
Attached to this communication is a set of summarized guidelines to help all of us prepare for in-
person services. Please read the guidelines carefully:

1. Seating capacity will be diminished per State guidelines and limited to approximately 30
people. Due to these capacity restrictions we are requiring all who wish to partake in the
Sunday service in person to reserve their attendance. Please email the church office at
office@armenianmemorialchurch.org to make your reservation by Friday noon before
the church service on Sunday


2. Please note, we will be assigning seating to best space out all attendees. If people pre-
register together, they may sit together. Two unregistered, unrelated people may sit with
each other six feet apart in one pew. Only people who reserve together will be assigned
seating together, please send one email per reservation. Maximum seated per pew will
be six. We ask for your understanding as you may not be sitting in your usual pew.


3. Masks will be required for entry and WILL NOT be provided. You must wear your masks
at all times while inside the Church building.


4. Access to the Sanctuary will only be available through the front door. The ushers will
direct parishioners to their pew.


5. Pews have been blocked off according to the state guidelines, please enter through the
center aisle and exit from the side from back to front. First the right side then the left
side. The Minister will help direct people’s exit.


6. All materials will be removed from the pews, we encourage the Congregation to bring
their own bibles.

7. For the time being, we will play pre-recorded music, we are asking the congregation not
to sing.


8. The handicap accessible bathroom, adjacent to the elevator in the social hall, is the only
bathroom available for use.


9. Hand sanitizer will be placed in the Narthex. Please use upon entry and exit of the
sanctuary. It is recommended that you also bring your own sanitizer. Please remember
to cough and sneeze into your elbow and sanitize your hands immediately after.


10. The offering plate will be placed in the Narthex, please leave your offering as you enter
or exit the church. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to make your offerings
using Simple Church. For assistance with giving through Simple Church, please reach
out to the Trustees, or sign up through the AMC website.


11. All other areas of the Church remain closed. Children must stay with their parents in the
Sanctuary.


12. If you choose to greet one another outside after the service, please follow all State
mandates regarding social distancing and masks.

 


Thank You,
Sarkis Chekijian
Vahe Nigoghosian
Co-Moderators, Armenian Memorial Church

 

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Update 8/28/2020

Dear Armenian Memorial Church Family and Friends,

 

We pray and hope that this notice finds you and yours well and healthy in God.

 

We were excited to announce that in-person Sunday Worship Service will resume on September 13, 2020 at 10:30 am. Church leaders have been meeting to address health requirements to ensure a safe environment for all members and guests.

 

Please continue to pray for our church, our Minister and the entire congregation as we work through the issues so that we can all be together worshiping as one family at the Armenian Memorial Church.

 

Be safe and may God bless each and every one of you.

 

 

Respectfully,

Minister and AMC Church Leaders

 

 

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617-923-0498 or 617-923-2981

32 Bigelow Ave.

Watertown MA 02472

Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Minister: Rev. Dr. Avedis Boynerian

Office Administrator: Ms. Sona Ashjian

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