We are excited to welcome you to worship this Sunday!
As you have likely heard, this Saturday, May 29th, many of the Massachusetts COVID protocols are being lifted. Knowing this, you probably have questions as to what things will look like during our services and Kids Adventure programs, as well as questions about masks and social distancing. If you haven’t see it already, take a moment to watch the reopening announcement video from Pastor Rick and Pastor Brian.


As we gather in worship starting this Sunday, we pray for a spirit of unity in our church. We fully expect some people to attend in masks and others not to wear them. We also expect some of you will continue to be more comfortable joining us online. That is okay. Our prayer for Mount Hope is that we will show love to one another and work together for a unified congregation, keeping our eyes on Jesus. As Pastor Rick reminds us in the video announcement, a powerful church is not necessarily a large church, it is a unified one!
See you on Sunday!
The Mount Hope Pastoral Team


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pre-register?

No, we will no longer require pre-registration to attend Sunday in-person services.

If I’ve been vaccinated, do I have to bring my vaccination card?

No, there is no need to bring your card.

Can I sit where I want?

Yes, we are no longer required to have socially distant seating, and you will be able to enter and exit our buildings freely.  To accommodate those preferring some social distance, before you sit down please ask politely if seats next to someone already seated are available. If you would like to remain socially distant, you can ask the greeters and ushers to help you find a place to sit where you can remain socially distant from others. We will do all we can to honor these requests.  

Do I have to wear a mask?

Masks are no longer required, both indoors and outside. Wearing a mask is optional and encouraged for those who prefer to wear one for any reason. We encourage you to review the CDC’s guidance.

Will Mount Hope Staff be wearing masks?

We are not requiring our staff to wear a mask, but all will have a mask at their disposal when talking with someone wearing a mask.

Do children have to wear a mask?

Mask-wearing for children attending services and participating in Kids Adventure, many of whom are not yet eligible for a vaccination, will be left to their parents discretion. 

Will Kids Adventure volunteers wear a mask?

Yes, for the time being, all Kids Adventure volunteers will continue to wear masks.

What ages can attend Kids Adventure this Sunday?
Our goal is to open all Sunday morning Kids Adventure programs as soon as possible.  Due to the fact that we are currently rebuilding our team of volunteers, our offerings will remain limited for now. As we have more volunteers, we will open more classes.  If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to our Kids Adventure Directors Donna Favini (Burlington) and Melissa D’Agostino (Belmont). 
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Preschool - 4-5 year-olds
  • Elementary - Kindergarten through grade 5 
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • Preschool - 2-5 year-olds
  • Elementary - Kindergarten through grade 5 
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Preschool - 3-5 year olds
  • Elementary - Kindergarten - grade 5
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • Elementary - Kindergarten - grade 5
  • Nursery (ages 0-2) at both locations: The nursery will be unstaffed but is open to parents and babies/toddlers who would like to use this space during service.  We ask parents to wear a mask while in the nursery. The service will be streamed into the nursery space.


How are we handling food and beverages?

We plan to have coffee and beverages available starting Sunday, June 13th.  We will continue to reevaluate this decision in the coming weeks.