UUCH Board voted to extend the suspension of in-person worship through the rest of February.
After a discussion of the current COVID caseloads in our community, hospitalizations, and illnesses in our congregation, the Board expressed concerns for the safety of staff and volunteers, our children and vulnerable members, and our responsibility to our wider community. As we have been doing for the past few weeks the worship, technology, and music teams will come to church and live stream the service to the congregation, who will remain at home and join virtually.
This continues to be a policy only for worship services. Small group activities like choir rehearsal, soul circles and fellowship dinners, may continue in-person with the consent of all participants.
Since much of the scientific evidence is indicating that this Omicron surge may spike and pass more quickly than other surges, we are hopeful that this will be a short continuation of virtual-only services, and we will be together again soon.
In the meantime, the Board commends the worship leaders, the technology teams, Rev. Jaimie and the staff for providing meaningful and beautiful services through live-streaming.
We remain a vital and loving community, and the Board thanks everyone for their continued participation and support of our church family.
If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach out to our UUCH Board President, Nick Wilbourn or Rev. Jaimie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by the UUCH Board