What You Can Expect at Church on September 19

Fred Hulting and Rev. Lisa Friedman

We had a successful return to in-person Sunday Services last weekend, with about 50 people in the building and an equal number online.  A big thank you to our staff and volunteers for making everything run so smoothly.  To learn more about our approach to managing COVID as we return to the building, please read our welcome back article from September 12th.

This weekend we are very excited to welcome our children and youth back to in-person RE.  Jennifer and the CYRE team have been working closely with parents to develop new procedures for the classes and to create outdoor classrooms for grades 1-6.  This is a big milestone for our reopening, as our families have really been looking forward to getting back together at church.

For adults attending the worship service, we will following the same protocols as last weekend; specifically:

  1. Masks will be required in the building.  We will be making a few exceptions for speakers and performers while they are on stage and at a distance from those in attendance. Masks will be available for you if needed.
  2. There will be no capacity restrictions.  All are welcome to attend in person.
  3. We will encourage social distancing and do what we can to manage the flow of people in our common areas.  If a large number of people attend, we may not be able to enforce social distancing in the sanctuary.  But last weekend we had plenty of room for everyone to spread out.
  4. We will not be serving coffee and food after the service and we will encourage people to spread out to visit with each other outside or in the larger space of the sanctuary.

For those who are uncomfortable attending in person, we will continue to offer a Zoom option, which will include live video from the sanctuary. Check your Friday Update email for login information. For technical support, text your name to 612-486-2656 (or call) and a member of our team will help you.

The UUCM Board of Trustees and Rev. Lisa Friedman continue to strongly recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone that is eligible. This is the most important action we can all take for the safety of our community, especially our youngest children.

Thank you all for following the rules and guidance and for helping to make our return to the building a success!

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