The Board of Trustees held their regular monthly board meeting last evening, July 27, 2022. At that meeting we revised the In-Person Health and Safety Policy, as we have done many times, in response to changes in the COVID status in Portage and surrounding counties.
Going forward, we will conduct In-person church services, starting this Sunday, July 31, regardless of the COVID status in Portage County (COVIDActNow.org).
We will require masking inside any building on the UUCK church campus, except when the COVID status is low in Portage County. A few exceptions to this requirement are noted in the Church’s In Person Health & Safety Policy.
We continue with our policy that no food or beverages can be consumed indoors when masks are required.
We are sorry for any confusion and are trying our best to keep up with the COVID changes in our community. At the end of last week when the COVID status changed quickly from low to high the Board decided to cancel in person church services per the policy that was in place at that time.
We continue to encourage social distancing when indoors and in-person. The decision to attend an in-person church service is yours to make, keeping in mind our policy to stay at home if you have tested positive for COVID or are experiencing COVID symptoms. A Zoom Sunday service option will be available for those who don’t attend in person.
The church picnic, scheduled for Sunday, August 21st at Plum Creek will be held outdoors so masks will not be required and food will be served. We tentatively plan to transition to the Sanctuary for Sunday services at the end of August. Please know we may need to revise this policy at that time.
A Zoom only service led by Randy Bish and Heidi Shaffer Bish.
A UU spiritual path can be inspired by many sources, including wisdom from the world’s religions, music, movement and story. Randy Bish and Heidi Shaffer Bish will share sources of their own chosen paths with the help of some special guest artists.
A multi-platform service led by Kathy Walker and Saul Flanner.
Stories are at the heart of all of our services, but our hope for this service is to consider the importance of storytelling as spiritual practice. Family stories connect us to those we’ve lost, teach us who we are and what we value, and give us new understanding. Together, let us embrace storytelling as a way to live our UU principles, build family strengths and recognize our shared humanity. We hope to see you there!
A multi-platform service led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke.
What does it mean to build Beloved Community when we don’t have a common identity? Creating a sense of belonging among diverse people takes intention and practice. We will explore ways we can transform our understanding of inclusion by engaging with our assumptions about what binds us together.