Returning to Church


Sussex CRC in the process of gradually reopening by having outdoor worship services when weather permits. We are gathering on the hill behind church on Sundays at 9:30am. Service order information can be found on the Worship page

If any updates or changes need to be made, we will make an announcement on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Here are some guidelines during this time of transition:

  • It's okay to stay online! We will be livestreaming the services as usual.

  • We're going to be outside! Bring your own lawn chair. You'll be more comfortable and won't require disinfecting each chair.

  • The building will be closed during the service, but we will open the bathrooms by the white doors (facing the street) after the service. If you need to use the facilities, please wear a mask while inside.

  • Prepare for hot weather by bringing water, umbrella, sunscreen, lawn blanket and dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Spatially distance by remaining 6ft from each other, avoid hugs and handshakes, and please wear a mask if you can. Only sit with the people you came with.

  • There will be no coffee fellowship so please feel free to bring your own! If you socialize after the service, please maintain spatial distance.

  • Use your smartphones or print resources ahead of time! We will not be offering any paper handouts like bulletins or song lyrics but will have them online for your use. Feel free to print worship orders ahead of time and bring your own bibles if the digital copies are a challenge. Bulletins will be posted on the Bulletins Page and Worship at Home Page.

  • Plan B: Livestream only. In the event of bad weather, we will move to a livestream only worship service like we are currently.

  • We will keep you updated as needed when plans change.


As Proverbs 16:9 says, "We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." (NLT). What we've outlined is a step in the process of reopening in-person gatherings. Let's not forget God's faithfulness which helped us meet together in different ways for the past few months. Let's trust that the Holy Spirit has been with us this whole time and will guide us in our plans moving forward.

You can also check out the CDC's Guidelines for Faith Communities or watch Pastor Kendall's video to learn more about this time of transition.

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Physical Location: 49 Unionville Ave, Sussex NJ

Mailing Address: PO Box 745, Sussex NJ 07461

Service Times: 9:30am ET (online or outdoors)

Pastor Kendall Everett