Coronavirus Alternative Church Plans
In response to the continued spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, the Executive Board of UUCT has made the decision to move most programs and activities online, including worship and RE. Most other in-person programs have also moved online, including Christian Spirituality, Mindfulness Meditation, and the Freethinker’s Forum. See the “More Information” section below for how to connect.
Scheduled Zoom Meet-Ups
Sundays @ 11:00 am
Join us Sundays via Zoom for connection and spiritual centering.
Our Zoom service starts at 11:00am.
Please note, a waiting room is enabled for all Sunday Service Gatherings.
Feel free to show up early, sign on, and socialize at our Virtual Coffee (Half) Hour starting at 10:30am.
If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, it’s simple and easy to use.
You may join online using a computer or smart phone.
You may also call in.
We recommend having a lamp in front of you and that you wear solid colors for best visibility. Use of a headset is also recommended.
For Zoom meeting information contact email@example.com Monday through Friday 12pm-4pm.
Online Religious Exploration
Sundays @ 1:00 pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom meeting information.
Online Story Time for All Ages with Helen
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm on Facebook Live
Contact email@example.com for more information
We at UUCT are committed to supporting each other during this challenging time. We know that social isolation is also difficult, and even a health risk of its own. With this in mind we plan to make extra efforts to stay connected during this time when we are encouraging a reduction in in-person interactions. The UUA’s Carey McDonald has suggested we use this time of “social distancing” as an opportunity to focus on community care, on how we can keep connected with each other even when we can’t be in the same room together.
Many of our opportunities to connect will be via video conferencing software Zoom and on the church’s existing Facebook UUCT Sharing group. Please join us and reach out if you’re having any difficulties.
How to download and install the Zoom Application
Go to https://zoom.us/download and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings” and install. This application will automatically start when you when you click to open a link to a Zoom meeting from your browser.
For Mobile Devices
Interim Guidelines for Facilities Use
Any groups wanting to use the facility must register and seek prior approval by emailing the Office Administrator.
Groups meet only outdoors; no indoor group activities are permitted.
Groups should be no larger than 12 people, and these should include only people who can follow guidelines. Parents and caregivers are responsible for ensuring any children in their care are in compliance with guidelines.
People must use hand sanitizer. Groups must clean anything they use before and after. Cleaning between uses also applies to office staff who share offices and church members who use staff office space.
These guidelines have been developed and approved by UUCT’s executive Board. A task force has been appointed to prepare a comprehensive plan.