We’ve been carefully following developments and CDC recommendations around the outbreak of COVID-19. As you’re probably aware, as of last night the CDC and WHO informed us that we're in the beginning stages of a worldwide pandemic.

Health officials know that the virus is already here, replicates rapidly, and has the potential to overwhelm world health care systems. The strategy they are currently urging is that we practice “social distancing” (remain three feet apart, and keep washing your hands and using tissues) to slow the spread, “flatten the curve” and eventually contain the virus to manageable levels.  

After consulting with the Board, here is ERUUF’s plan through the end of March

  • ERUUF will move to online only worship (live at 9:00 am, recording available by noon).
  • All meetings of ERUUF groups, classes, committees and teams must be rescheduled or moved to an online platform.  
  • ERUUF staff and ministers will mainly work remotely during this time.

We are implementing these changes to help protect the most vulnerable among us, and to help contain the spread of this disease. We will reassess urgent needs and our fellowship’s response at the end of the month.  

On Sunday morning please join us online for worship services. The link will be accessible from ERUUF's homepage. Worship team leadership, as well as music rehearsals and performances will take place using social distancing guidelines. We ask that everyone who’s not on the morning’s worship team stay home and join the community online.  

Children’s Sunday morning classes are suspended through the end of March. Julia, Braxton, and the RE Ministry team will reach out to families during this time to offer Soulful Home materials for families to use at home. Braxton will work with youth group leaders to make plans for group online hangout time and virtual meetings.  

ERUUF teams, groups and classes must either reschedule or move to online meetings. See helpful information below about how individuals can create their own Google Hangout groups for online meetings. This is simple and easy to use. If you have an upcoming ERUUF rental, look for a separate communication about this from the Office.  

How to set up a Google Hangout >>

ERUUF staff and ministers mainly will work remotely during this time. You can leave us a voicemail so we can get back to you ASAP, and email is always a good way to reach us. ERUUF’s board, ministers, staff and lay leaders know the ways members already support each other. All of us are striving to stay connected during this pandemic too, especially with our most vulnerable members. Please contact us if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Even in altered ways, we’re here, and we’re all in this together.  

Please continue to visit the homepage of our website for the latest updates on ERUUF's response to the Coronavirus outbreak.