The Executive Team (ET) continues to plan for a post-Labor Day return to in-person services. There is much to do before then!
Returning to in-person Sunday services is a more challenging aspect of reopening than you might think. In alignment with our UU values of inclusion and Beloved Community, the ET is recommending that our Sunday services be fully accessible for everyone, from our families with young children, to visitors, elders, and the immunocompromised, which means we’ll want to structure our Sunday gatherings to be as safe as possible for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people of all ages, at least until all who can be vaccinated have been able to be vaccinated or until the risk level is very low for all.
With that in mind, the ET has drafted a reopening checklist that has been shared with the Board of Trustees. The checklist details policy decisions that need to be made as well as tasks that should be completed prior to reopening. The Board and the ET expect to meet in July to review the checklist and begin finalizing how we will move forward.
We know it’s been a long, long road and we’re all anxious to resume our former activities. We are working hard to get ready for that day. Thank you for your patience! In the meantime, remember that we have taken some steps forward – the church building is open to small groups and the library is open for in-person visits. For more details, please see the current Building Use Policy.
Feel free to contact the ET with questions or comments.
(thanks to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign for some of the wording used in this update)