In Person Worship & Covid Updates

In Person Worship & Important Covid News & Updates

In Person Worship has been paused through Easter, April 4.

The Woodridge Executive Board, leadership teams and staff voted to extend virtual worship on a weekend YouTube and a Zoom Sunday format through Easter – April 4.  There will be another meeting on March 10 to review in person worship after that date.  This decision was based on the 3 criteria we have followed since March, 2020:  1. we will prioritize the safety and health of our community; 2. we will follow the recommendations of the State of RI Health Department; 3. we will open to in person worship when we feel it is the best time for our community.  

However – we do look forward to outside in person services on Palm Sunday (March 28) @ 10 am and 2 services on Easter (April 4) – one a Sunrise service and the other at 10 am.  Watch for more details in March. 

For now, we will continue with the 2 online worship options that are detailed in our weekly emails and on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact either pastor Scott at or Moderator, Carmen Steinbrecher, at 


Welcome to the Woodridge Congregational Church – United Church of Christ – a caring and welcoming community.

In person worship in the sanctuary at 10 am – you will need to make a reservation – you may do so by: 

  • Emailing the church office anytime at woodridgechurch@verizon.netEmail reservations will be taken up to 5:00 pm each Saturday. 
  • Calling the church office anytime at 401 – 942 – 0662 and leaving a message or speaking with Dan. Phone reservations will be taken up to noon each Friday.
  • Reservation tab (click here for the Reservations tab)
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel your reservation, you may call the church office at 401-942-0662. Cancellations will be taken up to 8 am on Sunday morning.
  • Questions – contact pastor Scott by phone or text at 508-838-6035 or

Although it is very important to make a reservation, we will maintain space for those who might be visiting with us and show up on Sunday morning.  


Here are some important health precautions for attending in person worship ….

Attendance:  It is important to know that no one should feel pressure to attend and should only come if you are comfortable and are feeling well. In addition, we want to encourage those who are vulnerable to Covid 19 because of age or compromised health to please consider watching the service from home.  

We will continue to provide the pre-recorded service that is currently available at the end of the week through the Friday email, the website, or Facebook.  

Worship: Our service will be shorter (around 45 minutes) with a simpler format that will be easy for all ages to follow along. Music will be shared on a screen and by piano and organ. There will be an opportunity to share prayer concerns and celebrations in person as we always do. The rest of the service should be familiar.

Masks & social distancing:  Masks will be required to attend worship and will be kept on through the entire service except when briefly lowered to share a prayer concern or for safely distanced worship leadership. Social distancing will be maintained by the ushers who will seat and guide those entering and exiting the sanctuary. There will be no hugging, hand shaking or fellowship following the service.  

Sunday school: The Christian Education Team has decided that the safest way to involve children and youth at this time is through inter-generational worship and to not hold separate and in person Sunday school through the fall.