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.

Children’s Program Important Notice

Due to flu virus precautions, the Children’s Program at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County will be suspended until further notice.  We will not be having classes and the parents’ meeting is postponed until a later date (to be announced).
Sylvia Wince, Director of UUCLC YRE 

Special Event – Bing Futch in Concert at UUCLC

He’s back!  Enjoy an early Spring afternoon with BING FUTCH, a musician as unique and fun as his name implies.  Using Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele, drums and electronic effects, Bing deftly navigates the varied waters of traditional and modern Americana with passion, wit and a genuinely huge heart for sharing music with a crowd. He switches the channels on style with every new song. His casual way with an audience, coupled with a fierce originality on the lesser known mountain dulcimer, makes each show a one-of-a-kind and good-timing romp.

A CHILI SUPPER will follow Bing’s performance.  Meat and vegetarian options will be available.

Tickets are $10.00 for each event and can be purchased separately in the Narthex Sunday mornings after service or online at https://bingandchili.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be on sale at the door, as available.  Cash or check only.

Please share this event with family and friends via email, social media, and any other means available to you. We hope to see you there!

P.S. Volunteers needed!  Sign up on the volunteer sheet in the narthex.

Bing Futch Flyer 2020

Friday Morning Seminars

Find out about the worst hurricanes to hit Florida! Everyone is invited to the first seminar on Friday, February 7th, 10:30 to 11:30 in the Social Hall. On Valentine’s Day, the seminar has a Seminole Indian Wars expert, Christopher D. Kimball of Tallahassee, as our guest historian. We’ll talk about the facts, the weird stuff, and the wonderful state of Florida. Dress is casual. Come and have some Friday morning fun with us!  Details:  Contact Julie Champion.