Staying Connected During the COVID-19 Outbreak

This page will be updated regularly with information on services, events, and messages from Rev. Sue, UUCWC’s Board of Trustees, and the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Until further notice, we will hold 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

Letter from Nathalie Edmond, President UUCWC Board of Trustees (April 6)
Dear members and friends,
I want to acknowledge how heartwarming it has been to see the ways we have re-imagined community during Rev Kim’s sabbatical and during the last few weeks of physical distancing. I know these are uncertain times and our faith community can be a grounding presence. Please know that the staff and Board of Trustees are continuing to plan for our future as we are deep in budget preparation season. Read more…

Listen to a message from Nathalie Edmond, President, UUCWC Board of Trustees (March 18)

Letter from Rev. Kim (March 18)

From UUCWC’s Board of Trustees and Staff: (March 12)
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 right now, 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. Read more…

From the Unitarian Universalist Association President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

(March 12): Here are the ways in which the UUA is deepening its response to COVID-19. “Remember that, as we have to adapt quickly and try new things, perfection is never the goal. The goal is to care for one another and live compassionately. Know that your care and intention really makes a difference to your community and to your own wellbeing. I am enormously grateful for all of you and the leadership you provide our congregations. I love you and I am proud of the way that Unitarian Universalists are taking the situation seriously and responding out of deep care.”
Updated Recommendations for Your Congregation’s Response to COVID-19.

(March 6): Preparing for Corona Virus in Your Congregation. She ends with three pieces to reflect on community care, “May striving for our collective wellness remind us that we are forever connected in body and in spirit. ”

The UU Church of the Larger Fellowship has created a global community calendar for online events that are open to UUs everywhere.

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.”

A couple other things that we liked and wanted to share with you:

  • Social distancing doesn’t have to doom your weekends. Here are some ideas of how to still make the most of your weekends. Read in CNN
  • If you’re on twitter – This link is for a tweet which invites school aged students whose shows were canceled to perform a piece and post to Twitter. The best thing? Lin Manuel is watching! Music is a balm for the anxious soul and this outreach is so generous.