Animal Blessing Service

Rev. Tracie will be conducting an Animal Blessing Service on June 21st at 11:00 am.  We hope you and your beloved pet(s) can join us via ZOOM for this very special service!  The Zoom link will be available to members and friends in our weekly Service Announcement sent via email a day or two before the service.

If your pets are shy or uncooperative, you are encouraged to have a photo nearby to share with us. If you have a beloved pet that has passed, we will also have time to honor them, so please have a photo or other token ready to share.

We’re Using Zoom!

Since our building is closed until further notice, UUCLC is now using ZOOM to facilitate meetings and services.  If you would like to schedule a ZOOM meeting for your committee or group, please send an email to valzoom84@gmail.com with your name and email address and Val Rosado will send  you a request form.

New UUCLC Online Giving Opportunity

We want to make supporting UUCLC easy for members and friends.  This is particularly important during the current COVID 19 crisis when our building is closed but we still have bills to pay.

Sign up to use our new e-giving option!  You can schedule regular donations or one-time donations to our general fund.  Regular donations can help support our mission throughout the year with a more predictable donation stream.

If you prefer to text a donation, our Text-To-Give # is: 833-571-1101.  Simply text to this number and you will be prompted to enter credit/debit card information.  The funds are transferred immediately to our UUCLC account and included in our financial reports.  Fees are 2.75%+0.45 per transaction. A donor can select on the donation page if they want to offset the fees with a small donation to cover fees.

Update from the Board of Trustees

Due to concern for the health of our congregation members, friends, and citizens of this community, UUCLC will not hold worship services until further notice.  Please check our website  and watch for email notifications for any updated information. The building will remain closed to all events and meetings during this time. In the event of an emergency or a congregational concern, please reach out to Rev. Tracie or a UUCLC Board member.

Thank you for your understanding. We wish everyone to be safe and well.

UUCLC Board of Trustees

Annual Meeting

The Board of Trustees has decided to postpone the UUCLC Annual Meeting of the Congregation due to the corona virus pandemic.  We anticipate the meeting will be held after the service on May 17.  If the building is still closed then, we will inform you here of any alternate plans.

Board of Trustees Meeting March 24 via ZOOM

The Board of Trustees will be holding their March meeting using a virtual meeting room : ZOOM.  As always, BOT meetings are open to all congregation members.  If you would like to attend please follow the instructions in the March 22 email sent to all members from Betty Emery.

 

UUCLC Corona Virus Course of Action

Your Safe Congregation Team, Board, and various other leaders of the congregation have been carefully weighing the increasing risks posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognize that emotions and anxiety are high, and we ask for your patience and understanding as leadership makes the best decisions it can with the information we currently have.

Our planning is based on the fundamental hope that no member of UUCLC contracts COVID-19, but with the awareness that it is entirely possible one of us will do so in the course of our daily lives, and so our goal is that UUCLC will not become a site of spread. We of course balance this hope and this goal with our deep desire and commitment to continue providing the spiritual and social nourishment we all find at UUCLC.

At the moment, the effort to balance these leads us to a preliminary course of action. The below actions are taken with the understanding that social distancing (literally putting space between humans), is primary in slowing the virus’ spread.

  1. All potlucks have been canceled. If you need food after the service, you are invited to bring your own. Coffee and tea will continue to be served.
  2. Children’s programming has been canceled for the time being.
  3. The Bing Futch concert and chili dinner event has been postponed.

Sunday morning services and discussion group will continue for now, though we will continue to ask you not to make physical contact with each other– no handshaking or hugging– and we will ask you now to maintain some physical distance. We also encourage you to wash your hands frequently. If you have extra hand sanitizer and wish to bring it to UUCLC, we will gladly accept it (make sure you have enough for yourself first!).

Small group meetings– committees, covenant groups, etc– may continue on site. However, we encourage the following steps:

  1. If you can meet remotely without severely limiting your meeting, please do. Rev. Tracie has a Zoom video conferencing account that she is willing to set up for committee meeting use. Please contact her at tbarrett@uuma.org with at least a week’s notice so she can set that up for you.
  2. If you intend to meet in person, please sit far apart from each other.
  3. Encourage your meeting members to wash hands upon entering the building, and before leaving.
  4. Have tissues available for your meeting.
  5. Do not engage in any food sharing at your meeting.

Please know that as we enact these first measures, Rev. Tracie is in touch with our Caring Team and the Safe Congregations Team. We are making plans to be ready to support any UUCLC folks who end up in quarantine, and to ensure that those among us who must stay home because they are at high risk are supported and checked on frequently. We will make every effort to maintain the central functions of UUCLC for as long as possible, but we will make all necessary plans for the future.

Please let Rev Tracie know if you have been exposed to or have contracted the virus, or have been asked to self quarantine.

Please also heed the CDC’s advice to self quarantine if you have been traveling to countries with an outbreak.

Our goal is to keep all of UUCLC safe, with special attention to protecting the most vulnerable among us.

This is a scary time, and we are here for you. Please be in touch with Rev. Tracie, or any of our amazing UUCLC leadership if you have questions, concerns, needs, or a listening ear at this time.

With hope and commitment,

Rev. Tracie and the Board of Trustees

Bing Futch Concert Postponed

Due to concerns about Covid 19, we are postponing the Bing Futch concert and Chili Dinner which had been planned for March 28.  The new date will be posted soon.

 

Animal Blessing Service

A special service will be held March 21st at 2 PM outside the social hall to bless our animals.  All well behaved and leashed animals are welcome. If your precious pet cannot make it, you can bring a photo or token of your pet. Please plan to join us for this event and feel free to invite friends.