The board of trustees has approved some new policies for Fellowship gatherings as we seek to reconnect in person safely.
Right now, small groups up to ten people can meet in person if they wish, or continue meeting on Zoom – or do a mixture. This includes all of our committees and the board itself. We will do our best to publish how meetings are going to be held, and please check with the leader of each meeting if you're not sure.
We are planning for in-person worship beginning on August 15. The worship will also be shared on Zoom, allowing people to connect however they are most comfortable. In-person attendance will be limited to about 20 people to allow for social distancing and masks will be required. People will be asked to sign up to reserve a space in the week before the service.
Of course, the new guidelines are subject to change. UUFCM leaders are doing their best to balance safety with the importance of connecting in person. Please fill out our survey to express your opinions and concerns.
Rev. Drew will lead worship twice in July and three times in August. Other Sundays this summer will feature lay leaders; a virtual visit to UU Fellowship of Midland; a nation-wide General Assembly worship; TED talks; and more.
Rev. Drew is on study leave for the rest of June – except for a week at General Assembly and Ministry Days. Drew will be available for urgent pastoral care needs and Fellowship business, but taking a break from most regular duties.
Youth Religious Education
During the summer months there will not be regular RE classes. Instead, monthly activity folders are offered to any family who wants one – sign up here. Please contact Jakobe Neal with any questions. Also, children and families are invited to help plant and maintain the UUFCM garden – sign up here. Please contact Roxanne Fleer with any questions.
Some UUFCM activities are suspended for the summer while others continue their regular schedule – please double check the calendar and the list in the weekly eNews.
Save the Date!
A UUFCM picnic is being planned for Sunday, August 15.
Saturday, January 11 from 10:00-noon.
Have you ever wanted to be part of a Sunday morning worship service? Come to this workshop led by minister Drew Frantz for anyone who is interested in leading a service or any part of one–from preaching a sermon to doing readings, joys and sorrows, etc. This will be interactive and fun.