Mr. Mompellion holds a funeral for Anys the next day. Mem, having gotten sick after nearly drowning, dies several days later. It's a real Bummertown over here.
Needless to say, things are awkward that Sunday at church service. No one wants to make eye contact with anyone else.
The week prior, Anna had seen Mompellion speaking in secret to Thomas Stanley, their former preacher, who had quit due to a religious dispute. This sort of secret meeting is strictly verboten.
Back in the present, Mr. Mompellion looks "serene" (2.6.11) as he starts his sermon. He speaks about God's love for a bit before landing on his main argument: they should do a service to their fellow man and show their loyalty to God by remaining in town as the plague takes hold.
Mr. Mompellion has even figured out the practical stuff. They will get food and other supplies dropped off by a nearby village, and they'll pay them by dropping coins in a container filled with vinegar, which they presume will kill off any "Plague seeds" (2.6.23).
After Mr. Mompellion finishes, the members of the congregation discuss this plan among themselves. Thomas Stanley appears to show his support. Meanwhile, Anna's dad seems like he wants to leave.
Ultimately, everyone agrees to stay. That is, except for the Bradfords. They're already packing their things.