Dear UUCGF Members and Friends,
This year has promised to be a rollercoaster, and it has not disappointed! Flexibility, trust, and compassion continue to be key as we find new ways to worship and (hopefully) revisit the old ways!
As you know, the UUCGF Board of Trustees had planned to open the building for the first hybrid in-person service of the new church year on September 12, 2021. This decision was made upon the basis of following guidance from our Reopening Task Force for best safety practices and with the caveat that we would follow guidance from local and state health departments, the CDC, and the UUA.
Unfortunately, per the covidactnow.org* website Warren County’s current transmission rate is now in the Very High category. Once again, the Board of Trustees has taken into consideration the recommendation from the Reopening Task Force, which is to temporarily suspend hybrid in-person services. The Board has decided to offer this coming Sunday’s Ingathering Service strictly on Zoom.
The Board will revisit whether to offer a hybrid in-person service on September 26, which is to be our second hybrid service of the church year. Decisions will be made based upon the data that is available shortly before that time.
I thought that this would be an apt time to share a message from the President of the UUA, Susan Frederick-Gray, about ingathering in complicated times:
Please consider taking a few minutes to view this important message!
I am very much looking forward to seeing you on Zoom for now, and in person eventually. Peace be with you-
*(Covid Act Now is an independent non-profit coalition of volunteers who track Covid 19 and provide local-level disease intelligence and data. This is the organization that the UUA recommends local congregations use to track transmission levels.)