Staying Connected During COVID-19
This page will be updated regularly with information on services, events, and messages from Rev. Kim, UUCWC’s Board of Trustees, and the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Until further notice, UUCWC is holding virtual services via Zoom. Watch your email, and check back here, for updates and further details about Sunday services. Sunday Services at UUCWC During COVID-19
We live in challenging times. Whatever might have challenged us individually before, we are now all, across the nation, faced with the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will meet this together in spirit and with unwavering faith in our dynamic, committed community of UUCWC. We all may be feeling some intense emotions, which is completely normal. Let yourself feel them. Whether you feel overwhelmed or fatalistic, be kind and patient with yourself and others. This is an opportunity to find new ways to stay connected and support each other even as we spend more time physically apart.
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From the Unitarian Universalist Association
(Sept 2, 2020): A Season of Ingathering
UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray calls us to remain mindful of our deep connections at the start of the congregational year. We are connected through our traditions of love and justice and in our shared faith as Unitarian Universalists. Read more here…
(May 14, 2020): UUA: Congregational ministries are essential, but should remain virtual-only during pandemic (article).
UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray is urging UU congregations to plan on virtual-only programming in the new congregational year. “Based on advice from experts, we continue to recommend that congregations not gather in person. We also recommend that congregations begin planning for virtual operations for the next year (through May 2021).”
The UUA’s Safe Congregations team also released a document to help congregations plan for in-person gatherings when the pandemic subsides. It identifies core UU values that should inform decisions and outlines questions congregational leaders should ask.
UUA World Reporting on COVID-19: Instead of the term “social distancing,” which is used by some to describe the situation of people staying at home rather than congregating, “we prefer to think of it as community care, and how we can be in relationship with each other even if we can’t be in the same room,” McDonald said. “This is a time when we need more ministry and connection with each other, not less; it just may need to take a different form.”