STOCKTON SPRINGS — Delivery delays on a new hearing system for Sandy Point Congregational Church have forced some reworking of worship service plans for Christmas.

All are welcome at the annual Christmas Eve service Friday, Dec. 24, which will be held at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the church on Route 1 in Sandy Point. The service of Lessons and Carols will be broadcast to cars on a radio signal, and will be on Zoom for those at home. There will be a candlelight (or phone, flashlight) coming together to sing “Silent Night” at the end of the service, and a firepit for fellowship after the service.

Sunday services are available via Zoom every week at 9:30 a.m. They will be held in the Fellowship Hall, or the parking lot, or even outdoors around a firepit, for the next eight weeks or so until the new furnace is delivered and installed.

COVID protocols will be in place and will be used weekly to determine the location of Sunday services. Come in person, or join the Zoom services and obtain other information about the church and services by contacting Pastor Steve Alspach at