Reopening Information

We are excited to worship with you in the church building once again! The following information is intended to help us transition to in-person worship as smoothly as possible:

  1. Sunday Service Guidelines
  2. A statement of thanksgiving to God for his provision through the vaccines and advice to congregants from the Medical Task Force
  3. Family Ministry Guidelines



These guidelines were developed and approved by the Reopening Work Group (ROWG) after considering many factors. The ROWG received counsel from the Medical Task Force (MTF) as well. The ROWG comprises five staff, two elders, and one member of the MTF. The ROWG will continue revisiting these guidelines and make further adjustments as needed.

  • We will open the 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 4:00 PM services to all worshipers beginning SUN, MAY 30.
  • Masks are not required, but the MTF advises all who are unvaccinated (including ministers, choir members, ushers, greeters, adults, and children) to wear masks during the services and at all times while in the building.
  • There will be no social distancing required on the floor of the sanctuary, though this may be practiced as attendance allows.
  • The balconies will be reserved for socially distanced seating and for those wearing masks.
  • The Fellowship Hall will be open as an alternative place for worship. The service will be streamed and masks will be worn and social distancing will occur.
  • Singing will occur throughout the services on the floor and balcony of the sanctuary but not in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Stay-at-home or outdoor virtual worship will be supported. If you are gathering in a group to worship virtually and would like support, please contact Kris Perkins.
  • The Welcome Center will be used before, between, and after services for fellowship.
  • No pre-registration will occur for worship attendees, but families will be required to pre-register in Realm if planning to use Children’s Church and Nursery to ensure we have proper staff and volunteers to care for our children.
  • The facilities will be available for use by ministries of the church beginning JUN 1.

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! – Psalm 115:1

With grateful hearts we praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who alone is the Healer of all diseases (Exodus 15:26). The God of all mercy is the reason for the end of this pandemic. We are deeply grateful for the many clinicians who risked their lives during the pandemic, and the scientists and public health providers who have tirelessly developed and distributed the Covid-19 vaccines. Even so, we are especially reminded that it is God in His providence (Proverbs 16:9) who gives us every breath to understand (Job 32:8), opening the human mind to scientific discovery (Daniel 2:21), who is the true Healer in this pandemic (Psalm 103:3). Like the leper who returned to Jesus with thanksgiving for his healing (Luke 17:15), even so we return thanksgiving for His merciful provision received through the Covid-19 vaccines.

In light of this good gift, we have asked the Medical Task Force to offer final advice to congregants concerning health questions pertaining the Covid-19 vaccines. As followers of Jesus Christ and fellow congregants, the Medical Task Force has helped the church navigate these health complexities. We are indebted to this dedicated and talented team of clinicians and scientists, who are also disciples of Jesus, and our brothers and sisters, who have taken considerable time to counsel the congregation on these confusing health-related questions.

A note from the Medical Task Force to the congregation:

Dear Fellow Park Streeters,

It has been a long time of being away from each other in worship and other vital activities of our Park Street community during this pandemic. Our congregation has been blessed to continue in worship some in person and some virtually and all safely, by God’s grace! We are grateful to be returning to in-person worship services. In light of regathering, we offer the following information in support of our fellow congregational members.

  1. We believe that it is safe for vaccinated individuals to regather for normal worship and other church activities in light of declining numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Massachusetts, with recent rapid improvement due to vaccinations.
  2. We urge all congregants to not delay in seeking vaccination. The vaccination of one person in our community contributes to the health of our whole community.
    • The Covid-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested using the best available science without cutting corners. After examining the evidence, we have full confidence that the vaccines are trustworthy and safe.
    • The vaccines are highly protective from multiple strains of the virus.
  3. At this time, with regard to in-person worship and activities:
    • We advise all unvaccinated people to wear masks while in the church building.
    • Vaccinated people need not wear masks, although they are welcome to continue wearing masks if they wish.
  4. When singing, unvaccinated attendees are not protected from sending or receiving aerosolized virus even when wearing a mask.
    • We recommend that immunocompromised people and unvaccinated people who want to come to church but are concerned about aerosols generated by singing, worship in a space reserved for them during services. In this space, all congregants can sit together to watch the live streamed service. They will all wear masks, sit distanced from each other and will not be singing.
  5. Getting a vaccine will speed our return to normal here at Park Street, while protecting those who cannot get vaccinated or are immunocompromised.

If congregants have additional questions about the safety or efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines, as fellow congregants and followers of Jesus, we are available to answer questions or concerns. For more information about Covid vaccination, please see the health information from the CDC.

Beginning JUN 6, Family Ministry will be reopening all regular summer Sunday programs at limited capacities. We will have one nursery available for ages 0–2 and Children’s Church (8:30 AM — ages 3 to 6) (11:00 AM and 4:00 PM — age 3 to Grade 3) at all three services. Pre-registration is required for your children to attend. You will pre-register your children through Realm, similar to how pre-registration for services has been happening. You can register by clicking on one of the links below.

Registration Links for June:


  1. Children must be pre-registered (registration closes at 11:00 PM the SAT before)
  2. There will be no health screening form.
  3. If your child presents symptoms or tests positive for Covid after attending a family ministry program, please contact Adam Herndon.
  4. Nursery-aged kids are not required to wear masks.
  5. We ask that all non-vaccinated children attending Children’s Church wear a mask as recommended by our Medical Task Force.
  6. Per EEC guidelines, Nursery and Children’s Church volunteers are still required to wear a mask.
  7. When you arrive to the church, please go the Family Ministry Check-In area to pick-up your child’s nametag and parent security tags.
Outdoor Communion Gatherings | Sun, Jun 6

SUN JUN 6, 1:30–2:00 PM

We will hold Communion at remote sites for a final time TODAY! However, we are reducing the number of locations to four which will be in Milton, Lexington, Malden, and on Boston Common.

  • Please bring a chair or blanket to use for the duration of the service.
  • No pre-registration is required

Locations can be found by visiting the links above, or on our Events page.

Questions? Contact Mike Ahearn


All-Church Meeting with Q&A | Fri, Jun 11

FRI JUN 11, 7:00 PM

Park Street Church is holding an All-Church Meeting on FRI, JUN 11. This meeting will provide an opportunity to touch base as a community and to hear updates from the staff and elders as we transition into the summer. We will address the reopening plans as well, and there will also be time for Q&A.

This will be a hybrid event—no registration is required to attend in person, but pre-registration is required to attend over Zoom. Whether you plan to attend online or in person, we encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time by emailing [email protected]. We look forward to this time of communication and connection as a church family. 



India COVID Relief Fund

In response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, a care center started by Park Streeters and others aims to provide low to no cost medical care to those in need who have no access to medical services. The Rapha Care Center in the South Indian state of Karnataka is an intermediary crisis center equipped with a multidisciplinary team for the masses that have no room in hospitals.

Help fund this project today by donating through Park Street’s Online Giving page. Remember to select “India COVID Relief Fund” from the dropdown menu. 

Questions? Contact the Missions Office.




GriefShare Support Group Volunteers Needed

Park Street is planning to start a GriefShare bereavement support group ministry. We believe this could be a practical source of support and care both for PSC members, but also for the broader Boston community — especially at this time. We already have a facilitator but would like to build a small team around this ministry, including a back-up facilitator and prayer support. If you would like to see something like this offered at PSC, we would love to talk with you. Please contact Marnie Nair below with questions.


Let His House Resound Again!

FRI, JUN 25 | 7:30 PM

Join Nathan Skinner and Dan Schmunk along with the Choir and Brass for a festival of hymns. Let’s blow the cobwebs off our hymnals, raise our voices, and praise God “with all our might” in thanksgiving for his provision and blessing!

Coming Out of COVID

SUN, JUN 27 | 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM

This is a time to pray and share with one another about our experiences from 2020–2021.

We invite congregants to a lunch or dinner at the homes of our staff and elders to share about and reflect on our experiences over the past year as we have lived through the COVID pandemic together. Gatherings will occur either at 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM on SUN, JUN 27. Those attending will be asked to bring a food item to share with six people and the host will provide the main course and beverages.


2021 Park Street Softball

Interested in playing softball this year? Join the Park Street softball team! Our games are on SAT mornings starting JUN 5. Contact Samuel Ghilardi below for more information or to join!


College Summer Ministry

Undergrads! Come connect with God and one another through the two initiatives PSC College Ministry is leading this summer:

WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS | “Liturgy of the Summer: Discussing Ordinary Things in Unordinary Times”

Thursdays, JUN 3–AUG 12 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM via Zoom
Weekly, virtual gatherings to discuss Tish Warren’s book “Liturgy of the Ordinary.” These meetings will also include time for fellowship, prayer, and worship songs. Connect with them via Zoom at


Every other week, students will gather for social gatherings and service opportunities in partnership with other PSC ministries and outreach teams. The exact times and dates of the in-person gatherings will vary.

Please email Alexis Drake to be added to the mailing list and/or to request a copy of the book mentioned above.

Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!


Director of Facilities Management

PSC is looking for qualified applicants for the Director of Facilities Management. This position is responsible for managing Park Street’s downtown properties, as well as overseeing the stewardship of the Wilson House campus in Cambridge, MA, and the operational infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, security, HVAC, technological, etc.) of these critical assets. The position is also responsible for safety and security of the church’s properties and the church’s technology footprint and its efficient and secure operation.

Full job description and application details below.


Ministries Administrative Assistant

Park Street Church is hiring for the position of Ministries Administrative Assistant. This position will report directly to the Senior Minister while serving as part of the Ministries Team. The Ministries Administrative Assistant will work in collaboration with the Missions Administrator and the Administration Administrative Assistant as well as the Church Administrator, Financial Controller, Director of Facilities Management, and Director of Communications to to better enable the church to faithfully fulfill its mission.


Details about these and other opportunities can be found on our jobs page!

Live over Zoom after the 11:00 am service:

This link will be live immediately after the service.