Covid-19 Info & Updates
UUS is currently in Phase 3 of our Covid-19 reopening plan. Sunday services are being streamed via Zoom at 10 a.m.
Scheduled outdoor gatherings and indoor meetings of limited size are allowed, and the public is welcome to use our labyrinth and trails, with masks and social distancing required. Read more »
Covid-19 Info & Updates
The UUS building is closed due to COVID-19, and we are currently holding all services and most meetings online. Scheduled outdoor gatherings and indoor meetings (of limited size) are allowed, and the public is welcome to use our labyrinth and trails, with masks and social distancing required.
Current status & reopening plan
We are currently in Phase 3 of our of our phased reopening plan. Scheduled outdoor group meetings of all sizes are allowed (so long as all safety guidelines can be met). Small group indoor meetings of 15 people or less can be scheduled in advance for up to an hour at a time. Individuals or pods may schedule time for personal reflection in the Sanctuary by appointment. The building will be open for limited hours for these meetings, but staff will not be available in person.
Groups must take attendance, and everyone over two years old must wear masks when with those outside their “bubbles” (masks are required for everyone inside the building), maintain social distancing of six feet between “bubbles,” and practice good hand hygiene and disinfecting of surfaces. Anyone entering the building other than those attending a scheduled meeting must sign in and out. Children and youth must have a parent or caregiver present when meeting indoors, and when meeting outdoors unless program planning allows otherwise. Singing and wind instruments are prohibited, as is shared food. The vestibule will continue to act as a pick-up and drop-off location, and bathrooms accessible for scheduled groups. The public is welcome to use our labyrinth and trails, with masks and social distancing required. Please read the guidelines below for more details.
Virtual Sunday services are a wonderful way to connect and engage from the comfort of home. Led by our new minister, Rev. Diana Smith, services frequently include creative socially-distanced components, such as a drive-through water communion. Music is provided remotely from Maine by professional musician Dave Rowe, a multi-instrumentalist who makes creative use of online technology.
Story time for children and youth is held near the beginning of the service. Small group breakout discussions are available after services, and visitors have the option to join a discussion tailored for newcomers.
“I am new to UUS. I attended services two or three times, and then Covid hit. Every Sunday when I Zoom in I find a great deal of internal peace watching and breathing with the virtual services. It feels so good for Rev. Diana to reach out with her empathy of being isolated for so long. I have found the services to be like a safe harbor in a storm, giving me hope for peace, equality, and love. I also love the music!”– Jan Jacobson
Virtual services are being conducted via Zoom each Sunday at 10 a.m. Meetings open at 9:45.
- Zoom Meeting by computer
- Meeting ID: 422 482 660
- Passcode: 006311
- Or call in by phone
- If you need a password, contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about using Zoom and find tips for joining us on Sundays.
Many groups and activities are also meeting virtually. Contact our Director of Congregational Life (email@example.com) or the group leader for more information about online meetings of particular groups.
- Make a one-time or recurring online pledge payment
- Make an offering donation to our current Community Partner
- Make a payment or donation for a different UUS fund
- UUS Enters Phase 3 (UUS News Email, 5/20/2021)
- COVID Team Update to the Board and Congregation (Powerpoint saved as PDF, 3/22/2021)
- UUS Enters Phase 2 of Updated Reopening Plan (UUS News Email, 3/18/2021)
- UUS Back to Phase 1 (UUS News Email, 11/02/2020)
- UUS Entering Phase 2 (UUS News Email, 10/02/2020)
- UUS COVID Response & Phase1 Guidelines (UUS News Email, 8/27/2020)
- Instructional Message from UUS Staff (UUS News Email, 3/13/20)
- Messages from Interim Minister Rev. Diane Dowgiert and the Board of Trustees (Weekly Update Email, 3/12/20)
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